2023 Stuff the Bus Donations for Carpenter’s Shelter

Alexandria Transit Company (DASH) is bringing back the “Stuff the Bus” donation drive for winter clothing, canned goods and toiletries for Carpenter’s Shelter!

All donations will benefit families and individuals at Carpenter’s Shelter. Stuff the Bus will accept donations of select clothing items in youth and adult sizes, as well as shelf-stable food and essential toiletries.


2023 Stuff the Bus Donation Drop-Off Locations


Potomac Yard Shopping Center

Monday, December 11, 11 am to 2 pm


King Street Metro Station

Tuesday, December 12, 3 pm to 7 pm


Van Dorn Metro Station

Wednesday, December 13, 9 am to noon


Bradlee Shopping Center

Thursday, December 14, 11 am to 2 pm


City Hall/Market Square

Friday, December 15, 3 pm to 7 pm



Donation Needs for Carpenter’s Shelter


New Clothing:

  • Coats (Adults)
  • Hats (Adults, Children)
  • Gloves (Adults, Children)
  • Underwear (Men, Women)
  • Socks (Adults, Children)

Full-size toiletries:

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Baby shampoo
  • Baby wash
  • Soap
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Body Lotion
  • Toilet Paper

Pantry Items:

  • Individually Wrapped Breakfast Bars, Granola Bars
  • Canned Food
  • Cereals
  • Pasta
  • Boxed Mac and Cheese 
  • Oatmeal

If you would like to donate other items, you can find the Carpenter’s Shelter Amazon Wish List here.


Financial gifts can also be made online here.