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Ways to Give

Woodley House has been tackling unmet need in Washington, DC, for more than 60 years. We remain dedicated to ensuring that District of Columbia residents with mental health disorders receive the housing, care, and services they need. Your support is crucial to ensuring adults with mental health disorders have the resources they need to thrive on their way to recovery.


Volunteers help Woodley House realize our mission to help residents with mental health disorders live full and healthy lives with dignity. In an effort to respect our volunteers’ interests, we take great care in matching individuals with our needs and capacity. Our greatest need is for volunteers to host food and toiletry drives to support our food pantry. To inquire about other group volunteer opportunities, including special events, email development@woodleyhouse.org.

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Donate a Car

In 3 easy steps you can support Woodley House via a car donation:

    1. Fill out a form.
    2. Schedule a pick-up of your vehicle.
    3. Receive your IRS tax-deductible receipt and save on taxes!

Food Pantry

Donate food and supplies to our weekly Food Pantry or start your own food drive.

Drop Off

Woodley House cannot accept any opened food products or items with expired dates.

Suggested items:

  • Boxed mac and cheese
  • Dry pasta/rice
  • Crackers
  • Dry cereal
  • Canned salmon/tuna/spam
  • Canned soups and beans
  • Vegetable oil
  • Pasta sauce
  • Cake mix and frosting
  • Powdered milk
  • Jarred mayonnaise
  • Toothpaste/toothbrushes
  • Soap
  • Lotion
  • Deodorant
  • Travel-size toiletries
  • Shampoo
  • Sanitary products
  • Lysol spray/Clorox wipes
  • Bleach/rubbing alcohol
  • Laundry/dish soap
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Toilet paper/paper towels

Amazon Wish List

We update our Amazon Wish List regularly with our most needed items.

Food Drives

Organizing a food drive can be a simple, fun, and effective way to help Woodley House combat food insecurity in our community. Consider organizing a food drive in your neighborhood or school, place of worship, or workplace. Every item collected does make a difference!

Started in 2011, the Woodley House Food Pantry is open to all District of Columbia residents. Our Food Pantry serves 65 households with 400 food orders per year. Open every Tuesday afternoon, we offer food staples, personal care items and bagged groceries to our apartment residents, as well as our DC neighbors-in-need, who make up 65% of Food Pantry customers.

Contact development @ woodleyhouse.org to help.

For more on how to access our weekly Food Pantry open to all District of Columbia residents, click here.