Proud to participate in Give Choose 2022

Thank you Dulles South community for supporting Dulles South Neighborhood Closet’s December 3 community clothing event at Lightridge High School. A record breaking 150 families (700 family members) received clothing assistance. Nearly every participant came by a referral from the Dulles South Food Pantry, a church, or a school in South Riding, Aldie, or Brambleton. Additionally, our November winter coat event served 350 economically disadvantaged children and youth. We are truly grateful for each clothing donation and every gift of financial support whether large or small.

Volunteers make these events happen. In November and December, 140 people volunteered 600 hours of time to serve their most needy neighbors. Dulles South Neighborhood Closet will be back in 2023 and will continue to help anyone in our community in need of clothing.

Dulles South Neighborhood Closet is still accepting all sizes of winter coats, hats, gloves, scarves, new socks, and new underwear for the Emergency Closet which operates year round. Email info@dullescloset.org or call or text 703-957-8044 to arrange a drop off. Please save all other unwanted clothing, shoes, and accessories until our next community clothing event on April 29 at Freedom High School.

Next Community Clothing Event

Saturday, April 29

8:00 – 11:00 am
Freedom High School
25450 Riding Center Dr.
South Riding, VA 20152

Guest Registration opens April 1st

Donations Needed: New or very gently used winter coats, jackets, hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves in all sizes (must be clean) and new underwear and new socks. Tax Receipts available. Please save all other clothing donations until mid-November.

Check out this signup for items that are needed the most.

Use this Registration SignUp form online to register for an appointment.

Guest Registration: Families with a referral from a school in the Freedom, John Champe, Lightridge, or Independence high school clusters, or Elaine E. Thompson Elementary School are eligible to participate. Guest registration is by appointment and referral only. This event is for students and younger children. Contact info@dullescloset.org for assistance for children who do not attend public school.

To volunteer, first complete this Volunteer Registration form online. When a new volunteer sign up is posted online, you will receive an email with the signup link.

Donation Sites

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
42530 Tall Cedars Parkway
South Riding, VA 20152

Wed, 11/9, 6-8pm
Thu, 11/10, 6-8pm
Fri, 11/11, 2-6pm

Dulles South Recreation and Community Center
24950 Riding Center Dr.
South Riding, VA 20152

October 10 – November 10

A donation box can be found near the main entrance of the fitness center.

December Clothing Give Away Event

Nov 12 – Outerwear & Underwear
Dec 3 – Winter
Apr 29 – Spring

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Lightridge High School
41025 Collaboration Drive
Aldie, VA 20105

Guest may register to participate in the event HERE. Families with a referral from the Dulles South Food Pantry, or a school in the Freedom, John Champe, Lightridge, Independence, Rock Ridge or Briar Woods clusters, or one of our community partners have appointment priority. No appointment is needed to donate clean, new, or gently used clothing, shoes, or accessories.

Donation Sites

Community Baptist Church
43100 Center Street South Riding, VA 20152

Sat, 11/26, 9-12pm Tue, 11/29, 4:30-6:30pm Wed, 11/30, 4:30-6:30pm Thu, 12/1, 10am-8pm Fri, 12/2, 10am-12pm

Lightridge High School
41025 Collaboration Dr.
Aldie, VA 20105

Fri, Dec 2, 5pm-8pm


Accepting Donations

South Riding Town Hall
Coat Drive Continues

43055 Center Street
South Riding, VA 20152

Nov 12 – Jan 13

Donation location is for winter coats, jackets, hats, gloves, and scarves only. New socks and new underwear are also accepted.

The Emergency Closet is especially low on larger sized coats.

For our free community clothing give away events, the Dulles South Neighborhood Closet accepts all sizes of new or gently used clothing, shoes and accessories for men, women, and children. Donations must be clean and in very good condition. We cannot accept items 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.

Thank you for making a difference.

Dulles South Emergency Closet

The Emergency Closet is currently in need of new underwear in boys sizes large, x-large, and xx-large. For middle school and high school boys, the Emergency Closet needs new socks and new underwear in men’s small, medium, and large sizes. The Emergency Closet also needs new socks for girls and boys in children’s and toddler sizes. Email info@dullescloset.org for donation information. Access to the Emergency Closet is through a referral from a school parent liaison, Dulles South Food Pantry, social worker, or one of our partner faith organizations.

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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 Information and Referral line at 703-777-0420 if your household as been economically impacted by COVID-19 and you need rent assistance or other help.

The COVID-19 Emergency Fund and Helpline at 703-669-5040 can assist those who need help paying rent as a result of lost wages from the COVID-19 crisis. They will also help callers identify additional government, nonprofit, and faith-based resources of 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. Sign ups for future events will be posted here as the event date approaches. 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.

Complete the volunteer registration form online.

Use the SignUp form online to volunteer for a specific shift.

Previous Events

Nov 2022 for Outerwear and Underwear
Aug 2022 at Community Baptist Church
May 2022 at J. Michael Lunsford Middle School
December 2021 at Lightridge High School
November 2021 Clothing Drive for Outerwear and Underwear
September 2021 Clothing Drive for Afghan Refugees
September 2021 Diaper Drive for Afghan Refugees
August 2021 at Community Baptist Church
May 2021 at Lightridge High School
December 2020 at Lunsford Middle School
November 2020 at Prosperity Baptist
August 2020 at Community Baptist
February 2020 at King of Kings - Dulles South and Lunsford MS