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Next Free Community Clothing Event

Saturday, August 17

Community Baptist Church
43100 Center St.
South Riding, VA 20152
 
Donations open August 10th

Seeking clothing, shoes, and accessories of all sizes and seasons for men, women, and children. Donations may be new or previously owned (clean and in excellent used condition only). Dulles Closet only accepts underwear, swimsuits, and socks that are new. We do not take books, toys, or household items. Sorting and labeling donations by size and gender is appreciated. Tax receipts available upon request.

To make an appointment for the event, pre-register here by August 13. Guests with a referral have appointment priority. Walk-in guest registration on August 17 opens at 10am.

Volunteer Sign Up is open now:
DS Neighborhood Closet: Spring 2024 Volunteer Sign Up (signupgenius.com)

DONATION DATES:

Community Baptist Church,
 43100 Center St. South Riding, VA 20152

Apr. 6, 9am-12pm
Apr. 9, 4:30-6:30pm
Apr. 10, 4:30-6:30pm
Apr. 11, 10am-1pm, 3pm-8pm
 Apr. 12., 10am-1pm, 3pm-8pm

End of Summer Free Community Clothing Event

Saturday, August 17th
Community Baptist Church
43100 Center St.
South Riding, VA 20152
Donations open August 10th.

Thank You from Dulles Closet

Thank You!

Dulles South Neighborhood Closet’s free clothing events in 2023 served 1563 unique people from 349 households. Nearly 28,000 pounds of clothing was distributed. Our Emergency Closet program also served an additional 121 people from 48 families and helped to restock 11 public schools’ clinics or clothing closets. We are grateful to all those who donate clothing, time and money in support of Dulles Closet’s efforts to relieve clothing insecurity in our community.

“Thank you for all your hard work and dedication.  You have helped so many families at Mercer Middle School by providing free clothing and coats.  All these things add up in helping families so they have a few less things to worry about while trying to get on their feet.  It truly takes a village, and you are a huge part of the puzzle.”
Cathy Ghattas
Mercer Middle School
Family Liaison

Buffalo Trail ES students and families benefit directly from the amazing work that Dulles South Neighborhood Closet provides. Our school has families that have children that span all grades (Buffalo Trail/Willard/Lightridge) in the Dulles South cluster and DSNC is always available to support all of the needs of the various ages and sizes that our cluster supports. I never have to second guess where to send our families for clothes since DSNC is always ready to help.

Ginny Beers
Buffalo Trail ES
Family Liaison

[I]t was a great experience! Everything was done in excellence.  Everyone was kind and helpful and I could tell the workers genuinely cared…. [T]he girls really like what they got. All in all, I would recommend it to people who are in need. Thank you for meeting our needs.

November Guest

“I want to say thank you on behalf of myself and my family. . . . The items are of good value to use. I appreciate you all for being here for us and thanks a million.  ❤️

November Guest

Accepted Donations

Dulles South Neighborhood Closet accepts all types and sizes of clothing, shoes, and accessories for men, women, and children for one week before a free community clothing giveaway event. Donations must be clean and may be new or used in excellent condition. We cannot accept clothing with the following:

  • stains, visible dirt, or smells
  • holes, rips, or worn areas
  • broken zippers
  • missing buttons
  • visible pet hair
  • underwear and swimsuits unless they are new with price tags.
  • Sorting by gender and size, and labeling contents of bags and boxes is appreciated. Tax receipts available on request. We cannot accept books, toys, or household goods.

    Thank you for making a difference.

    Dulles South Emergency Closet

    The Emergency Closet is currently accepting all sizes of clothing for children and youth, all sizes of new socks and new underwear, and all sizes of winter coats and jackets. Email info@dullescloset.org or call 703-957-8044 for donation drop off information. Access to the Emergency Closet is through a referral from a school parent liaison, Dulles South Food Pantry, a social worker, or one of our community partners.

    2023 Highlights

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    Our Vision:  

    Every Dulles South resident has access to needed clothing.

    Our Mission:  

    Helping Dulles South residents gain access to needed clothing through free community-wide clothing exchanges, an Emergency Closet, and other assistance.

    Our Values:

    • Connect those who want to give with those who are in need.
    • Protect the privacy and dignity of those we serve.
    • Strengthen community and accomplish more through interfaith efforts.
    • Maintain neutrality in faith and politics to better serve the entire community.
    • Create volunteer opportunities.
    • Promote the reuse of clothing in good condition.

    Watch this interview with one of the Dulles Closet founders,  Charlene Jones, for more information.

    Call Loudoun County’s Department of Family Services Information and Referral line at 703-777-0420 if you need rent assistance or other help. Please also reach out to Loudoun Cares Connect Line at 703-669-5040. Loudoun Cares can help callers identify and connect with government, nonprofit, and faith-based resources for assistance.

    For help with food:

    Dulles South Food Pantry is open by appointment on Wednesdays call 703-507-2795 or email info@dsfp.org

    Loudoun Hunger Relief is open by appointment at https://services.loudounhunger.org/

    Seven Loaves can be reached at 540-687-3489 or https://www.sevenloavesmiddleburg.org/

    Volunteers are needed for our upcoming events. Please complete both a volunteer registration form and a form to sign up for a specific shift. Youth service hours are available. Please check the age requirements before signing a youth volunteer up.

    First, complete the volunteer registration form online.

    Then, sign up for a specific time at DS Neighborhood Closet: Summer 2024 Volunteer Sign Up (signupgenius.com)

    Algonkian Elementary School 
    Amazon
    Arcola Elementary School
    Arcola United Methodist Church
    Ashburn Elementary School
    Bombas
    Brambleton Middle School
    Briar Woods High School
    Buffalo Trail Elementary School
    Bull Run Middle School
    Cardinal Ridge Elementary School 
    Community Baptist Church
    Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties
    Corpus Christi Catholic Church
    Corpus Christi Prayer Shawl Ministry
    Creighton’s Corner Elementary School
    Dulles Church
    Dulles South Food Pantry
    Dulles South Recreation and Community Center
    Eagle Ridge Middle School
    Elaine E. Thompson Elementary School
    ExxonMobil Foundation
    Fidelity Investments
    Freedom High School
    Freedom High School PTSA
    Gateway Community Church
    General Dynamics
    Goshen Post Elementary School
    Hillside Elementary School
    Hovatter Elementary School 
    Hutchison Farm Elementary School 
    Independence High School
    King of Kings Lutheran Church Dulles South
    J. Michael Lunsford Middle School
    John Champe High School
    Lake Region Village Craft Club
    Legacy Elementary School
    Liberty Elementary School
    Lightridge High School
    Little River Baptist Church
    Little River Elementary School
    Madison’s Trust Elementary School
    Meadowland Elementary School
    Mercer Middle School
    Meta
    Mill Run Elementary School
    Montessori of Chantilly Casa dei Bambini
    Moorefield Station Elementary School
    NALC Health Benefit Plan
    National Charity League Virginia Orchard Chapter
    Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church
    Pinebrook Elementary School
    Prosperity Baptist Church
    Restoration Church Loudoun
    Riverside High School
    Rock Ridge High School
    Rocky Run Middle School
    Rosa Lee Carter Elementary School
    Serco, Inc. 
    Stone Hill Middle School
    South Riding Proprietary
    Stone Ridge Association
    St. Paul VI Catholic High School
    Super Kicks Karate
    Temple Beth Torah
    Terraforma Church
    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
    The North Star School
    Tuscarora High School
    U.S. Elite 11U-Phero Baseball Team
    Van Metre Companies
    Waxpool Elementary School
    Wend American Group
    Willard Middle School
    Women Giving Back
    Young Men’s Service League Ashburn 
    Young Men’s Service League Loudoun South

    Dulles Closet’s community clothing events in 2022 were visited 569 times and served 1435 unique people from 335 households.

    • 91% of guests came by a referral by Dulles South Food Pantry, a public school, or a church
    • 96% of guests are Loudoun residents
    • Guests speak 32 languages
    • 23,458 lbs. of clothing donated
    • 431 unique volunteers served
    • Over 2438 hours donated
    • 1000+ winter coats distributed
    • The Emergency Closet served an additional 69 guests from 33 households.

    Thank you to J. Michael Lunsford Middle School, Community Baptist Church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and Lightridge High School for hosting events.  Thank you to everyone who donated clothing, hosted a coat drive, offered financial support, volunteered, and otherwise supported Dulles South Neighborhood Closet.  We are grateful!

    Photos of Previous Events