Proud to participate in Give Choose 2022

Back-to-School Event Thank You

A single mother gratefully wrote to us after August’s event, “I just wanted to say thank you so much, my kids were so happy when they saw their clothes.” Our Back-To-School Clothing Event served 600 members of our community in need of a little help. Thank you Community Baptist Church for hosting and for so many church members who came out to help. Thank you Temple Beth Torah and Gateway Community Church for letting us borrow tables to organize 10,000 lbs! of donations. Thank you to our partners, to our donors, and to all of our volunteers who helped with this community-wide effort. See below for photos.

Back-to-School Free Clothing Event

Saturday, August 13
8:00 – 11:00am
Community Baptist Church
43100 Center Street
South Riding, VA  20152

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

Guest Registration closes August 10. Guests with a referral from Dulles South Food Pantry; a school in the Freedom, John Champe, Lightridge, Independence, Rock Ridge, or Briar Woods clusters; or our partner faith organizations have  priority. 

To volunteer, first complete this Volunteer Registration form online and then complete this Volunteer SignUp form online to volunteer for a specific shift. Please complete both forms before your shift. 

Donation Sites

Community Baptist Church 43100 Center Street South Riding, VA 20152

Sat, 8/6, 9-noon
Tue, 8/9, 4-6pm
Wed, 8/10, 4-6pm
Thu, 8/11, 9am-1pm, 4-8pm
Fri , 8/12, 9am-6pm

J. Michael Lunsford
Middle School

46020 Ticonderoga Rd.
Chantilly, VA 20152

Friday, May 13, 5-8pm

Accepting Donations

For our free community clothing give away events, the Dulles South Neighborhood Closet accepts all sizes of 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
  • socks, underwear, hats, bras, 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.

Future Clothing Give Away Events

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

Outerwear & Underwear Event

Saturday, November 12, 2022

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

Seeking donations of new or clean, very gently used winter coats, jackets, hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves in all sizes. Also seeking new underwear and new socks. A donation drop off box will be located at the Dulles South Recreation and Community Center October 10th to November 11th. Please save all other clothing items for December’s event. A referral is required to participate.

Winter & Holiday Clothing Event

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Lightridge High School
41025 Collaboration Drive
Aldie, VA 20105

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 have priority. Guest registration opens November 15th. Donation drop offs will begin at the end of November.

Dulles South Emergency Closet

The Emergency Closet is currently in need of new underwear in all men’s sizes and for women in sizes extra small, small, and medium. New socks and new underwear in toddler sizes are also needed. 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.

Get Newsletter and Event information directly by emailing info@dullescloset.org 

Link to Latest Newsletter

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

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