FOOD AND CLOTHING ROOMS

 

We are now accepting seasonal clothing for all ages along with household goods in good condition.

DONORS--HOW TO HELP

 

Many people want to help those in need by donating food.    Here are some options: 

 

1.  Donors can donate money online by credit card, PayPal or by mailing a check.  Share volunteers will purchase what is most needed and available.  Click here to go to DONATE page.

 

2.   Grocery Gift Cards can be left at the McLean Giant front desk for pick up by Share. 

3.   Purchase Share's most needed items at this website:  https://www.myregistry.com/organization/share-of-mclean-mclean-va/2380279   

Deliveres are sent directly to a safe location where they are loaded into a Share food truck.  

  

3.   Food items can be dropped in the outdoor sheds at the McLean Baptist Church.   Our volunteers are not continuously present at the Mclean Baptist Church to accept deliveries for Share but they do empty the sheds daily.    For large donations, contact sharevolunteers1367@gmail.com to arrange a drop off time.   

 

4.   4.    The Redeemer Lutheran Church located at 1545 Chain Bridge Dr, McLean, Va., accepts donations of

non-perishable food and personal hygiene items only Monday-Friday 9am-3pm.  Come to the office and ring the doorbell. (The office is on the Westmoreland side of the church, not the front doors and not the playground side).  Please only bring items if you are in good health.   They cannot accept clothing, toys or household items.  

 

Thank you for supporting Share!

Click here for a list of Share's most wanted items.

  • All food and clothing we distribute to our neighbors in need comes from donations by the community.  

  • Donations can be dropped off with a Share volunteer on Wednesday and Saturdays from 9:30AM - 12 noon. Donations can also be placed in the outside storage bin located next to the side entrance of McLean Baptist Church at any time.

  • During the summer months, food supply is particularly low due to fewer food drives being held by volunteers.  Also our families need more food in the summer as their kids are not receiving free breakfasts and lunches as they do while at school. 

  • Shoppers may visit the pantry twice per month.  Each shopper selects food items based on their personal preference and up to the posted limits.

  • Some items in short supply, such as laundry detergent and canola oil, are limited to ensure that everyone gets an equal chance at those products.

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Items that are in demand include:
  • Spring/Summer Clothing – (April 1st to September 30th): pants, blouses, polo shirts, men’s t-shirts, dresses, skirts, shorts, active wear.

  • Fall/Winter Clothing – (October 1st to March 31st) Winter coats, gloves, hats, sweaters, polar fleeces, sweatshirts, boots, scarves.

  • New adult and children’s t-shirts, underwear, pajamas, active wear

  • Infant wear, trendy but appropriate pre-teen and teen clothing

  • Men’s pants, shirts and shoes

  • Men’s and Women’s clothing in XL, XXL, Plus sizes, etc.

Clothing Room

  • The Share Clothing and Linen Room is co-located with the Share food pantry in the McLean Baptist Church.  Share accepts donations of seasonal clothing, shoes and household linens and provides them free of charge to Share neighbors.    

  • Clothing donations are sorted by volunteers by size and gender and shoppers are allowed to take what they need.

  • We ask that you only donate clothes in-season (i.e. shorts in the summer, coats in the winter) as we do not have much storage space in the clothing room. 

  • We need volunteers to help manage the clothing rooms every Wednesday and Saturday.  If you are interested in volunteering, please complete a volunteer interest form.

  • One of the most effective ways to collect needed clothing and linens for Share is to hold a drive at your school, business,  community or religious organization.  Middle and High School students can receive community service hour credits for organizing a drive.

 

 

Linen Needs

 
  • Share accepts donations of bed linens, towels, blankets, bedspreads, and comforters that are new or gently used, clean and reusable.

  • Linens should be bagged and marked with bed size.