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Needs

Food Closet

Our current needs are:

    • cooking oil
    • grape jelly
    • canned chicken
    • cereal
    • snacks/cookies for kids
    • laundry detergent
    • dish soap
    • shampoo

Our recurring high priority needs include: 2 lb. bags of white rice, cooking oil, applesauce, all sizes of diapers, and laundry detergent.

Call 703-281- 7614 and leave a message in box 1 to schedule an appointment to drop off donations.

Clothes Closet

The CHO Clothes Closet gratefully accepts donations of clothing which are distributed free of charge to needy families in our community. There is a constant need for all types of seasonal clothing. Our current needs are:

  • men’s shirts small
  • men’s pants size 30 and 34
  • men’s socks
  • women’s tops XL
  • women’s skirts L
  • women’s pants L
  • girl’s 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 3T, 4T, 5T
  • boy’s 0-3 months, 12-18 months
  • winter jackets in all sizes
  • children’s shoes
  • men’s and women’s athletic shoes

The Clothes Closet maintains regular service hours from the Monday after Labor Day until the Monday before Memorial Day. We are open from 9:30 am to noon on Mondays. The Clothes Closet is not open on federal holidays and when Fairfax County Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

We have a continuing need for in-season, quality, used clothing. Donations are accepted every Monday that we’re open; clothing is distributed to clients on each of those Mondays except the first Monday of the month. To make an appointment to drop off donations at other times, please call us at 703-679-8966, or email us at cho.clothes.closet@gmail.com. (Donations that are not needed by CHO clients are passed on to other charitable organizations.)

Furniture Program

We cannot accept any donations at this time; our warehouse is full. Please consider donating your furniture to Habitat for Humanity’s Restore program (www.restorenova.org).

The Furniture Program has an ongoing need for beds (all sizes except King), dressers and chests of drawers, sofas and love seats (but no sleep sofas or sectional sofas), dining table/chair sets, microwave ovens, rugs, lamps, baby cribs and mattresses. Pick-ups of donated furniture will resume February 14 and will continue each month on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month. To schedule a pick-up, call (202)-681-5279.

For more on the items needed (and not needed) by the Furniture Program, see this page.

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels: Drivers are needed Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Food is picked up at VPC about 10:15; delivery takes about 1 hour. Contact George Bergquist, 703-727-5846, gwb0745@gmail.com for more information. To determine current driver needs, also contact George.