in-kind donations

DC SAFE always has a need for items for our shelter and for the Domestic Violence Intake Centers, and group donation drives as well as individual donations help us to meet this need. If you choose to organize a donation drive, we can offer support and guidance throughout the planning process. Due to limited space, there are many items we are unable to accept. View our current most critically needed items below, or check out our Amazon wish list to see a more comprehensive list.

current most needed items:

  1. New or used in good condition towels (for emergency shelter)

  2. Non-perishable snacks (for court intake centers)

    • Granola Bars

    • Crackers, chips, cookies

    • For kids: fruit snacks, apple sauce, juice boxes

    • Easy mac, ramen noodles, other microwaveable meals

  3. Plastic water bottles (for court intake centers)

  4. Plastic forks/spoons (for court intake centers)

  5. Grocery store gift cards (for families in shelter)

We are able to coordinate donation drop offs at our administrative office during normal business hours. To set up a donation delivery, please call 202-506-2901 or email

Holiday Giving

Every year, we work with individuals, businesses, churches, and other groups to coordinate giving drives at the holidays. Some groups choose to collect general items from our wish lists, and we also have a holiday gift giving program for families staying in our shelter. Please email for a specific holiday giving wish list.