Organize a drive in your neighborhood, at your church or your company.
Did you know that 37 percent of families with children in Washington, DC don’t have enough money to buy the food they need? You can help by participating in the Mission’s Feed My Family Drive. When you shop for groceries for your family, purchase some for another family and then drop off your donation at the Family Ministry Center.
Create something that is both inspirational and useful!
A sandwich size zipper bag packed with a plastic fork, knife and spoon, a napkin and a card of inspiration–either a verse or words of encouragement– written on a 5×7 index card (or index-sized card) and placed in the zipper bag.
Clothing is always needed by the men, families, and seniors served at Central Union Mission. Whether it’s professional attire, everyday apparel, or cold weather gear, your clothing donations are greatly appreciated. It’s easy to organize a clothing drive in your community, use the flyers below for organizing your Clothing Drive:
Winter in Washington, DC can be dangerously cold, and people in our community who are experiencing poverty or homeless don’t have the proper warm clothing to withstand extreme temperatures. You can help protect our vulnerable neighbors by organizing a winter coat drive in your community – coats, hats, gloves, and scarves in all sizes are needed.
Being homeless often means having no access to supplies we take for granted. The Fresh Start Kit Drive can help, and it’s an easy and engaging volunteer opportunity for individuals, families and groups of any size. All you need are large are Ziploc (2 or 2.5 gallon) bags or shoeboxes and a variety of small personal care items to help keep a homeless man or woman clean and safe.
Soups, stews and chili are fun projects for volunteers, and each makes a delightful addition to our meal options. Whether through providing the ingredients, preparing the meal and/or even serving it, this is a helpful way volunteers can affect the lives of those less fortunate.
Central Union Mission cares for thousands of homeless men at our emergency shelter every year. Necessities such as disposable razors, underwear in all sizes, socks, and shower sandals are needed by our guests every day. The Mission also cares for needy people who stop by the shelter daily, who need a variety of additional items such as rain ponchos, bottled water, and luggage with wheels.