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WHC Collects

Throughout the year, we participate in a number of collection campaigns ranging from food drives to benefit the hungry in the D.C. metro area to blanket collections to help Syrian refugees. Giving back locally and internationally, our annual campaigns are an important part of fulfilling the values of tikkun olam at Washington Hebrew Congregation.

Mitzvah Day


Collecting items now through Sunday, April 7 at Temple and the Julia Bindeman Suburban Center. 

Our work for Mitzvah Day starts in February as we begin to collect the items that we'll sort and pack as part of our volunteer projects.

Now through Sunday, April 7:

  • Gently used jeans for children, women, and men
  • Pajamas for girls and boys size 10 - Adult XXL
  • Sturdy backpacks for kids
  • Small stuffed animals, journals, pens, pencils, and books for kids ages 10+
  • Personal care products and feminine hygiene products for homeless women
  • Bras and underwear for women in all sizes
  • Travel-sized toiletries (toothbrushes, toothpaste, lotion, soap, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, etc.)
  • Unexpired non-perishable food

Early March through Sunday, April 7
A storage trailer will be available in the parking lot of JBSC for collection. Items may also be dropped off to Temple parking lot entrance.

  • New or gently used clothing
  • Sports equipment
  • Small household goods (no large, heavy items)
  • Shoes and cleats
  • Bikes for all ages

We are unable to accept large items like sofas, refrigerators, and dressers. For more information, contact Naomi Gohn, 202-895-6328.

If you would like to also sign up to volunteer at a Mitzvah Day project on April 7, please CLICK HERE.

WHC Collects Calendar 2018-2019

What items are we collecting this year? When can you bring your donations to Temple and the Julia Bindeman Suburban Center? Our WHC Collects calendar will help you know what to donate and when.

  • September - High Holy Day Food Drive
    Low fat, low sodium, shelf-stable boxed and cannded foods
  • October and November - Winter Warmth Collection Drive
    Long underwear and boots for men and women
  • November - Carrie Simon House Holiday Party
    Gift cards, clothing, and toys
  • December - Prime Timers Toys for Tots Drive, Sisterhood Sinai Hospital Toy Drive, RJWECC Second Chance Toy Drive
    New and gently used toys
  • January - MLK Day of Service
    New and gently used clean clothing
  • February, March, and April - Mitzvah Day
    Travel-sized toiletries, jeans, household goods, and household cleaning supplies
  • May - Camp Moss Hollow
    Bug spray, sunscreen, water bottles, beach towels, flashlights, toiletries