Thank You for Supporting Dulles Closet

“On behalf of my sister and I, I just wanted to say thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts. My children are so excited about their new clothes for the new school year, and this is all because of you…. Thank you so much!”

from an August guest

2023 Winter Coat Drive

Oct 15 - Nov 15

Help Dulles Closet fill every local public school request by donating new, or clean gently used, winter coats along with jackets, hats, gloves, mittens and scarves during the 2023 Winter Coat Drive. Drop off items at:

Dulles South Recreation and Community Center
24950 Riding Center Dr. South Riding, VA  20152
South Riding Town Hall
43055 Center Street South Riding, VA 20152
Stone Ridge HOA
24605 Stone Carver Drive Aldie, VA 20105

Next Free Community Clothing Event

Saturday, November 18

8:00 – 11:00 am
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
42350 Tall Cedars Parkway
Chantilly, VA 20152

Guest pre-registration is Oct. 15- Nov. 15 HERE. Families with a referral from Dulles South Food Pantry, a local school, or one of our partners have appointment priority. Walk-in registration at the event begins at 10:15am.  

Donations can be brought to the same location at the following times:

  • Saturday, Nov. 11, 9am-12pm
  • Tuesday, Nov. 14, 10am-12pm, 5:30-8:30pm.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 15, 5:30-8:30pm
  • Thursday, Nov. 16, 10am-12pm, 5:30-8:30pm
  • Friday, Nov. 17, 12-6pm

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.

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

Our Free Community Clothing Events this year have been visited by families 286 times and served 1350 people.

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

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 partner faith organizations. So far in 2023, the Emergency Closet has served 95 people from 33 families and also stocked 7 school clinics.

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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 online volunteer sign-up to pick a shift to help.

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!

Previous Events

Aug 2023 at Community Baptist Church
Apr 2023 at Freedom High School
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