In-Kind Investments

Invest in the Future of KEYS

  • Re-purpose Your No-Longer Needed In-Kind goods to improve community stabilization.
  • Donate Unused, temporarily vacant storage space to secure donations for future distribution in serving the needs of others.
  • Volunteer to Pick Up and Deliver everyday, basic household goods to designated non-profit organizations.
  • Host a Clothing, Coat, Food, Books, Toiletries Collection Drive to help supply our clothing rooms, food pantries, street outreach programs.
  • Together we can make a KEYS Difference.





» Thank you for your generous in-kind donations to The Spanish Center, Children's Services and to our programs of Catholic Charities! During the current health crisis, we’ve received an abundance of new clients seeking assistance. Your support speaks volumes of your kindness.

Tara Arras
Catholic Charities
Archdiocese of Washington, DC,


» We are so glad that our toy donations were received so well and to such wonderful causes. KEYS is awesome!

Max Fineblum
Barstons Child's Play


» The toys are all beautiful and we can't wait to include them in future move out packs when we off household supplies and do home visits to families. Thank you so much for your wonderful generosity,

Jamilla Larson, ED
Homeless Children's Playtime Project


» "I am grateful the fridge has found a second home, in such a valuable place. I hope it has a happy and LONG second life. All the Best!"

Rebecca Jahandari
World Bank Group


» "KEYS is a wonderful resource and mate!"

Margaret Mcelvein
Public Diplomacy, Embassy of Australia


» Congratulations on 14 years! You’re work is so helpful and blesses many people.  Keep up the great job!

Tracy Duncan
Central Union Mission Family Life Ministry


» Great work! Not sure how Salvation Army missed some of those years, but I am so grateful to be part of your network now!! With wishes for many more years (and donation connections) to come!

Angela Soriano
Salvation Army National Capital Area Command


» I can’t even begin to explain how much of a help KEYS has been to CFLS!  We appreciate each and every single thing you all do for us.  Congratulations on 14 years and we wish you all many more!

Bria Washington
Community Family Life Services


» Hope and a Home is more grateful than words can express for your hard work and kindness during the past years. You have provided so much to our families, that I can’t even began to tell you of the true blessing that you are.  My prayer is that God would multiply back to you in the hundredfold realm. I also remember all the times that you came through for Hope and a Home families with everything from beds, dressers, pots, pans, dishes, coats, refrigerators, and as I said I could go on and on.  Over 100 families have been blessed by KEYS!  Never under estimate a woman from New Orleans.   I also remember the day you came to the office, when you had just had the heart attack, and was only home from the hospital the day before.   I don’t take you work, and your heart for the people lightly!   I’m pray for financial blessing for your organization

Rosa Mooten
Hope & A Home


» Wow!!  14 years!!!  Incredible! Congratulations for over a decade of service to the DMV community.  Thank you for helping us do our work.  Your donations have been invaluable and have allowed us to spend our scarce resources on other needed items. Lastly, Thank you Valarie for your tireless commitment to this work.  Your leadership, time, energy and brute strength have sustained KEYS and its critical role in the service community.  Thank you for all that you have contributed!!

Alicia Horton


» To echo the others, thank you so much for all that you do for our community member experiencing homelessness!! It is inspiring! 

Anne-Marie Buron
Friendship Place


» Hey Hey! You are a great friend to those on the margins! Keep up the great work!

Ned Hogan
Fr. McKenna Center


» We love telling the story of how KEYS came to be. Thank you from Woodley House for all that you have given us. But knowing you is the best gift of all. You are so great!

Friends of Woodley House
Woodley House


» "Keep KEYS on the road. An important part of the non-profit life in DC!!!"

Sr. Vicky Rajca, RSCJ
Stuart Center


» "We love the photo and we are very happy that we are able to help. I think all of us love to support charities and help those who are in need…so THANK YOU for all of the work that you do! "

Anthony Williams
Marriott Marquis


» Dear KEYS: "Your gifts are used to support our work in the pregnancy center and maternity home programs. In addition to emotional support, you make it possible for us to assist individuals with practical services. Thank you for allowing a place in your heart for these mother and families."

Susan Galluchi, Executive Director
Northwest Center
Washington, DC,


» "I wanted to extend a huge thank you for all of your coordination of the GU move out day. We found some really great stuff, and we were really grateful for the opportunity to participate!!" Anne Marie Buron, Community Engagement Coordinator, Friendship Place.

Georgetown University
Move Out Drive
Georgetown University,


» Words cannot express... The wonderful folks at KEYS for the Homeless are truly God sent. I am literally in tears. You and your team and Ellen Wallis at CAFY who made it all happen are just the most wonderful folks. As i may have mentioned, yesterday started off as one of my bad days. I literally could NOT get up and out to work. But then...the wonderful folks from KEYS came with smiles, hugs, love and light. You renewed my faith in proved to me that I am not in this alone!! Words cannot express   May God continue to bless you. Thanks beyond measure!!   Love and light,  Audrey



» "Thank you so much for your long term support! The lives of those we serve have been greatly impacted by your generosity and heart to serve! Your support allows us to help more than 200 women and children each year create new futures to end the cycle of homelessness."

Wanda Steptoe
Executive Director
New Endeavors by Women,


» Val, I cannot express my gratitude enough! Our students are so happy with the donations and the staff is grateful as well. These utensils will definitely make a difference in their training, and the bags of spices and cake mixes are going to light up their week as we give them away to them tomorrow after a hard work week. Have a wonderful evening and thank you again.

Daniela Hurtado
Manager of Culinary Job Training
La Cocina, Virginia,


» Val, Your lady was very helpful in assisting in bringing the contributions into the building from the car; then our Program Manager brought a buggy to help. I did not expect that Hillcrest would receive this much, but we sure could use them. Half of it will go to the other office today for our consumers on the other side of town. We do appreciate your great service, and continue to pray for your good health and sustenance. Have a very blessed weekend and take care." (in reply to a donation of L'Occitane productdonation from The Four Seasons)

Carol E. Obasi. PhDc, NCC, LPC, MAC
Clinical Manager, ACT TEAM 3
Hillcrest Children and Family Center,


» Valerie- The guys love the new beds (and I do too since I now no longer hear air mattresses being refilled in the middle of the nightJ). Our chairs already have been worked in at an event this weekend, so Thank You, Thank You, Thank You. Your generosity means a lot to Changing Perceptions, to Andre and Demetryus who now have beds to sleep in, and to me personally for helping us live out our support and mission. Thank you for what you do for so many people, and thanks for what you did for us. We are grateful.

Graham McLaughlin
Managing Director
The Advisory Board Company,


» “Just about to write you a thank you letter.  I was going to note a donation of packaged/canned food items, 100 hair dryers and many white towels and bathrobes! The staff said they divided them up for the various houses, etc. so guessing there were lots.  Thanks again - I speak about KEYS so many times, I just think it’s one of the best of the best organizations around – as are you!”

Linda Meixner
Development Director
Woodley House,

2019 Milestones

  • Contributed an estimated fair market value of $4.2m (in-kind goods & resources) since 2005.
  • Provided critical in-kind support of $410,000 (in-kind donations) to more than 60 non-profit organizations to promote stabilization of temporary and permanent, affordable housing to more than 5,800 people in need.
  • Committed to building stronger corporate donor relationships and non-profit partnerships, leading with collaborative efforts for improving our communities.
  • Partnered with Georgetown University for the 13th year campus-wide Student Move Out Drive with more than $164,000 in goods donated to more than 20 charitable organizations.
  • Just Announced: Honored and humbled to receive the Caritas Award by Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Washington, DC.
  • Contributed an estimated fair market value of in-kind goods and resources $3.7 million (since 2005)
  • Provided critical support: Contributed an estimated fair market value of more than $424,000 to more than 65 non-profit organizations to help support programs that provide temporary and permanent, affordable housing to more than 5,800 people in need
  • Committed to building stronger corporate donor relationships and non-profit partnerships.
  • Partnered with Georgetown University for the 12th year, campus wide Student Move Out Drive. (more than $186,000 in-kind goods donated to more than 20 charities
  • Awarded a Compass Micro Project Grant
Corportation & Foundations
Homeless Services
Hospitality Industry



» Cleaning Kits

» Socks, Underwear

  Kitchen and Bathroom Basics 

  Sweatpants, Sweatshirts


With Gratitude to our Donors
Fairmont Corporation
The Hay-Adams
Holy Trinity Catholic Church
JBG Companies
Stuart Dean Co., Inc
Adobe Foundation
John Edward Fowler Memorial Foundation
The Greater Washington Community Foundation
The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation
Share Fund
W. O' Neil Foundation
Waponkoneta Foundation
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