COVID-19 Care for Community

Below is Arlington’s most up-to-date list of nonprofit needs.  This list is updated as soon as nonprofits provide their daily report of needs, so check back regularly to see the latest items needed to support Arlington’s most vulnerable populations during this critical time.  Because nonprofit staffs are limited and demand for services high, we encourage donors help by providing either monetary donations or the items listed.  Thank you for caring for our community!

AFAC (Arlington Food Assistance Center)

Food Drives (Specific needs and instructions can be found here.)

Animal Welfare League of Arlington

AWLA's  Support local pet parents in need. Purchase an Amazon Gift Card, and have it sent to and in the ‘message’ section, please enter “AWLA Pet Pantry”. Or, Purchase a gift card from Dogma Bakery Pet Store (and support a local business at the same time)! Dogma has offered to let AWLA purchase food at cost from their store and will deliver items to pet owners in need. When purchasing a gift card, please use “AWLA” as the first and last name on the gift card. In the ‘promo code’ section, please enter “AWLA Pet Pantry”. AWLA Amazon Wish List

AHC Inc.

Cash contributions made directly to the AHC Emergency Response Fund allow us the most flexibility to help our at-risk residents with living expenses, food and other critical necessities as they cope with job losses and other economic uncertainties.  

American Red Cross

Donating blood is safe and does not impact or weaken th eimmune system, so people should not hesitate to give or recive blood during this time. Blood donors - volunteer blood donors - are the only source of blood for those in need of transfusions.Visit the Red Cross Blood Donor App, or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). 


Monetary donations to APAH's Resident Emergency Fund to provide residents with urgent rent assistance and funds for emergency needs. APAH’s Emergency Fund.

Arlington Free Clinic

50 home blood pressure cufffs for home use. (This will allow patients with heart disease to monitor their blood pressure at home.) NEW Quick Reading Digital Thermometers, preferably with batteries (for patients to monitor their health status), disinfectant wipes, hand sanitizer to give to patients. Drop Off Location:Arlington Department of Human Services, 2100 Washington Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22204  AFL Amazon Wish LIst.

Arlington Thrive

Monetary donations for same-day emergency financial assistance to County residents in financial crisis.  Arlington Emergency Relief Fund. 


Cleaning supplies including (Lysol Spray, Lysol Wipes, Clorox Wipes, Pure Bright Bleach, Hand Sanitizer, Aloe, Rubbing Alcohol) Online donations at Drop Off Location:  A-SPAN, 2020A 14th Street North Arlington, VA 22201. Please phone (703) 228-7803 in advance and staff can meet you curb side or at loading dock to accept donation in a safe manner. Are you already signed up to purchase and prepare for the (now suspended) Homeless Bagged Meal Program at A-SPAN? Consider donating the funds you had allocated for the purchase of food items directly to A-SPAN. 

Bonder & Amanda Johnson Community Development Corporation (BAJCDC)

Toilet paper, paper towels, dish detergent, laundry detergent and bleach Drop Off Location: 2229 Shirlington Road, Suite A, Arlington, VA  22206 at the following time frames: Monday - Thursdays: 10am - 4pm

Bridges to Independence

Laptops/Tablets (used are ok), Clear storage bins, cereal or instant oatmeal,breakfast bars, hamburger or tuna helper, mac and cheese, pancake mix, syrup, frozen waffles, butter, milk, eggs, bacon, microwavable ravioli, cheese, sandwich meat, pasta sauces, packaged healthy kid snacks (no prepared or open food, please), water bottles, frozen packaged meals, packaged food and/or dry goods, especially: boxed cereal, milk, eggs, syrup, waffles, apple sauce, bread, cheese, sandwich meat, pasta sauces,non-organic peanut butter, sealed fruit, Lysol spray, sanitizers, and other non-toxic cleaning supplies, mops, brooms, buckets,metro cards, small denomination gift cards (Visa/Mastercard preferred). Monetary donations to support the continuation of services to Bridges families ( Drop Off Location: Small denomination gift cards should be dropped off at 46 S. Glebe, Suite 201, Arlington, VA 22204 during normal business hours. Please seal them in an envelope with your name and email and slide them through the mailbox slot in the door. The other items should be delivered to Bridges’ Shelter, Sullivan House at 3103 9th Road N, Arlington, VA 22201, 7 days a week from 7:30am - 7:30pm. There are social distance friendly bins behind the shelter in the parking lot by the back door. Please email for a receipt. Upon delivery, please call (703) 525-7177 and dial 0 to let the staff know you left a delivery outside. For more questions, please call (703) 525-7177 x127.

Catholic Charities

Become a “shopping angel” by dropping off a bag of NON-PERISHABLE groceries (cereal, canned tuna/chicken, canned veg/fruit, beans, pasta/sauce, shelf-stable milk/juice, etc.) at Christ House, 131 S. West Street, Alexandria. Drop off diapers, wipes, and car seats at St. Lucy Food Project Warehouse, 8426 Kao Circle, Manassas (rear bay doors, M-F 9a-3p) or email for assistance. Purchase gift cards locally or online (e.g. Walmart or Amazon) and send to Catholic Charities Family Services, 1101 Stafford Ave, Fredericksburg (St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception). Learn more about donation and volunteer details on the Catholic Charities, Diocese of Arlington Webpage.


PPE gowns, masks, paper towels, toilet paper & baby wipes, Thermometers,Paper towels & tissue,Sanitation wipes - Clorox wipes/Lysol wipes Personal care products (hygiene items), Feminine hygiene products Latex & food service gloves Soap - Liquid & bar Cleaning supplies Hand sanitizer Gift cards .CRi Amazon Wish LIst, Drop Off Location: Arlington/Falls Church Maintenance Office, 7297 Lee Hwy, Falls Church, VA 22042, Point of Contact: Janet Davison:


Monetary donations to purchase items families desperately need.  ( 


Monetary donations to Edu-Futuro's Emergency Assistance Fund. COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund For additional questions please contact Jorge Figueredo at or at (703) 472-3838.

L'ARCHE  Greater Washington DC

N95 or Surgical disposable Masks, in order to have enough PPE.Unused, art materials, paints, canvases, coloring books, word searches, simple jigsaw puzzles. Sanitizing wipes, Welcome letters/ cards. Please contact Sara Moore at in order to arrange donation drop-offs.

Meals on Wheels

Monetary donations to Meals on Wheels in Arlington County mailed to “Meals on Wheels of Northern Virginia, Inc.”, PO Box 40203, Arlington, VA 22204-7203.

Million Mask Challenge

Craftivists versus COVID-19! Help sew, Organize, or Donate! Learn more here.

New Hope Housing

Men and Women's New Underwear,New T-shirts/undershirts, cleaning supplies, prepared andunprepared food for shelters, hand sanitizer and hand soap, Gift cards (grocery stores, Walmart, Target, Amazon)  - Items can be found on the New Hope Housing Amazon Wish LIst. Drop Off Location Details: If community members can purchase and drop off, items can be dropped off at the following locations. There will be designated tables at the facilities where donors can drop off without entering the building. Residential Program Center: 1554 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA 22204, 703-228-0022); Bailey's Shelter and Supportive Housing: 5914 Seminary Rd, Falls Church, VA 22041, 703-820-7621; Kennedy Shelter: 9155 Richmond Hwy, Ft Belvoir, VA 22060, 703-799-0200

Northern Virginia Family Service

Diapers (especially larger sizes), cleaning supplies (Lysol Spray, wipes, all purpose cleaner, bleach, etc.), hand sanitizer and antibacterial soap, grocery store gift cards, new children's underwear and socks) Donations can be purchased through their Amazon Wish List or mailed to NVFS Headquarters, 10455 White Granite Drive, Suite 100, Oakton, VA 22124. If in-person delivery is preferred, contact and arrangements can be made to deliver to the NVFS Head Start Center in Arlington, 2920 S. Glebe Road, Arlington 22204


Monetary donations to OAR Direct Services Fund, which we use to help meet emergency needs (such as food, clothing, transportation and housing assistance) for men and women who are coming home to the community after incarceration. or send a check to OAR, 1400 N. Uhle Street, Suite 704, Arlington, VA 22201.

Phoenix Bikes

Monetary donations to the Phoenix Bike Fund Phoenix Bikes Fund.

Real Food For Kids

Monetary donations to distribute free-grab-and-go meals to children and families in need due to school closures and job losses. Real Food For Kids Support Fund

Salvation Army

Create care packages for seniors and vulnerable populations from the security of your own home. Items can be safely dropped off at 518 South Glebe Road on Mondays between 1:00pm-4:00pm. Requested items and more details are listed here:

Shirlington Employment and Education Center (SEEC) 

Hire workers for Short Term Jobs such as handyperson, yard work or moving - please call 703 933-1101. Create 30 bag lunches per day, please call 703 933-1101 for coordination. Monetary donations for meals or the “rent fund” at:

Woodland Hill Apartments

Immediate need for hand soap, masks, and cleaning supplies. Donations can be dropped off outside the Management Office, Monday -Friday from 9:00am - 2:00pm, 610 Carlin Springs Road, Arlington, VA 22204. 


Volunteer Arlington encourages the community to directly support these organizations that serve the needs of our community. Supporters can also give to the Arlington Community Foundation Prompt Response Fund, focused exclusively on support to nonprofit organizations who are on the front lines with clients, patients and residents impacted by the health crisis. This includes organizations focused on emergency food needs, health needs for the uninsured or underinsured, and support for hourly workers displaced from their wage-earning positions.

Additional Resources:

Arlington County Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Free Lunch/Breakfasts and Other Resources

Youth Service America: Ideas to Act for the Common Good During Coronavirus Crisis