Thank You for Helping in 2022!

Dulles Closet’s community clothing events 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!

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.
Once registered, select a volunteer timeslot at the Spring Volunteer Signup form.
Donation Sites

Community Baptist Church

43100 Center Street
South Riding, VA 20152

Sat, 4/22, 9am-noon
Tue, 4/25, 4:30-6:30pm
Wed, 4/26, 4:30-6:30pm
Thu, 4/27, 10am-2pm & 4-8pm
Fri, 4/28, 10am-12pm

Freedom High School
25450 Riding Center Dr.
South Riding, VA 20152

Fri, 4/28, 5pm-8pm

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

Dulles South Neighborhood Closet accepts all types and sizes of clothing, shoes, and accessories for men, women, and children for two weeks 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 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 and underwear for girls and boys in toddler sizes. The Emergency Closet accepts coats and jackets year-round. 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

Dec 2022 at Lightridge High School
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