Charity Choices

A Resource for Donors

Charitable Giving Tips

Nine Funds set up to help DC-area Charities cope with covid


           One of the best ways to respond to disasters is to support funds set up by local organizations, often a community foundation or United Way.  In response to the covid disaster, more than 900 funds have been set up across the country according to Candid, a new organization created through the merger of the Foundation Center and Guidestar. 

Where to Give Away Your Stuff in the DC Area -- List of Charities that Accept Donations

We get many calls asking where things like cars, computers and furniture can be donated. Below is a list of who takes what in the Washington, DC area. Here is a list for the San Francisco Bay AreaHere is a list for Southern California.

We tell you what each charity accepts, where and whether they will pick up. These charities are listed alphabetically by name in this list.

Who Takes What in the DC Area?

This is a list of the DC-area charities that accept donations of various items.  All have met the accountability standards of the Combined Federal Campaign, the federal charity drive.  The list is organized into five broad categories: Vehicles, Household Items, Personal Items, Computers and Office Supplies, and Other Items.