Clothing Program – Bread for the City

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Bread for the City is NOT able to accept clothing donations during the coronavirus public health emergency. 

Bread for the City’s staff is operating on a modified and remote schedule through Friday, May 15.  Currently, our NW Center is available from 8:30 am to 12 noon for scheduled medical visits (Monday – Friday) and representative payee services (Monday/Friday only). In addition, COVID-19 Testing is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 pm to 3 pm at the NW Center.

If you are facing food insecurity, please visit breadforthecity.org to sign up for food delivery.  You can also call 202-265-2400 to request grocery delivery.  Additional resources are listed at breadforthecity.org/covidsupport.

Find What You Need

Bread for the City’s clothing room enjoys more than 700 visits each month. We offer attire, books, and small household goods for various seasons and occasions to our clients and their families.

All clothing and small goods are donated and provided free of charge. Toiletry packs (often containing soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, lotion, shampoo, conditioner, or other products) are also distributed through the clothing program.

Volunteers and donors are needed daily to help us maintain the space.

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Get Clothes Clients explore our SE clothing room once per week.
Donate Clothes The clothing room accepts seasonally appropriate attire at both centers.

How was your visit to the clothing room?  Use our Client Comment Form to share your thoughts.

Ready to Serve?

Volunteers offer critical support that ensures the clothing room is well-maintained.  Volunteers sort and separate donated items, assist clients as they search for particular sizes and clothing types, help donors carry bulk items, clean and straighten the space, and perform other duties as assigned.

Enjoy your visit to the clothing center!

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Melissa Frazier

Food, Clothing & Facilities Director

Melissa Frazier is responsible for supervising the operations, inventory, and distribution of Bread for the City's Food, Clothing, and Sustainable Agriculture divisions and the work of their associated staff. She also oversees all aspects of facilities maintenance and operations, repair, and renovation for the organization's two centers.

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Sharlene Blount

Clothing Room Supervisor

Sharlene Blount (Clothing Room Supervisor) has more than 29 years of service with Bread for the City. Her work has supported both centers, and her previous roles with the organization have included Front Desk Assistant, Clothing Room Coordinator, and Food Program Coordinator.

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