Homestretch accepts gently used furniture needed to furnish an apartment for a Homestretch family. If the family graduates from the Homestretch Transitional Housing program they take the furniture to their new home.
Furniture is picked up from a donor’s home and all donations are tax deductible. Please note that it takes two weeks to schedule a pick up. The donor is provided a tax receipt. Homestretch cannot provide a donor with a value for their donation.
Donated items MUST be in good condition and CLEAN. Homestretch has the right to decline items if we determine that they are not clean or in good condition. Homestretch asks donors to send photos of the items they wish to donate to firstname.lastname@example.org. Photos provide us the opportunity to determine if the items will work in our units and if we have the space to keep the items until they are needed. Please note that furniture is accepted on an as-needed basis.
Gently Used Furniture Items Homestretch Accepts
Kitchen Tables and Chairs
Coffee Tables (other than glass)
TV Stands-no glass tops
Metal bed frames (twin or full size only)
Items Homestretch Will Not Accept
Mattresses or Box Springs
Wood Bed Frames
Glass Coffee Tables
Used Baby Beds or Mattresses
Large entertainment centers
Most families come to Homestretch with few or no belongings. We provide them with everything they need to make a home. We depend on donated items or new items to help keep client homes furnished with essentials. We are always in need of the following items. Items must be new and unopened.
Women’s toiletries (sanitary pads), Deodorant, Shampoo/Conditioner, Soap/Body Wash, Shaving Cream, Hand and Body Lotion (full sized)
Target, CVS, Payless Shoes, Ross, Marshalls, Grocery Stores, Gas Stations, Uber Gift Cards
New Flatware, Pots and Pans, Dishes, Glasses, Small Appliances, vacuums, garbage cans (large and small), brooms and dustpans, mops and buckets
Paper towels, laundry detergent, dishwasher soap, non-bleach disinfectant wipes, all-purpose cleaner
New Sheets for twin and full-sized beds
New towels, blankets, quilts, bed covers, pillows
Disposable diapers (especially size 4 and up), pull-ups, sleeping bags, pillows, flashlights, bikes, toys for infant to 3 years (educational)
Smoke detectors, flashlights, carbon monoxide detectors, 9 volt batteries
Donated cars are given to homeless families, which means the donor can write off the entire blue book value of the car. Call (703) 237-2035 ext. 110 for information or free pick-up
Amazon Wish List
For a current list of specific items that Homestretch needs for our families and our preschool program Kidstretch , please view our wish list on amazon.com.
For more information about donating Wish List Items, please contact Nan Monday at (703) 237-2035 ext. 119 or email her at email@example.com.