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Ways to Donate

Help Homestretch Families with Everyday Needs

Every donation goes a long way to meeting the needs of Homestretch families as they work to overcome the effects of poverty and achieve self-sufficiency. Some examples of how your contribution can make a difference in people’s lives:
  • Cost of a child’s medical exam – $75
  • A week’s worth of groceries for a family – $100
  • School supplies for four children – $150
  • Computer class for a client – $250
  • Two new mattresses for a family – $800
  • Much needed dental care for a client – $1,000
  • Rent and utilities for a client family’s apartment – $2,000
  • A year’s scholarship for one child attending pre-school at Kidstretch – $15,000

Whatever amount you give, you can be sure your donation will be put to work right away to help homeless families secure permanent housing and gain the knowledge, skills, and hope they need to achieve self-sufficiency.
The federal tax identification number for Homestretch is 54-1894391.

Donate by Credit Card or by Virtual Check

Make a donation online using our secure donation system. You may donate by credit card, personal check, or business check. You can choose to make a one-time donation, or make your donation recurring.  If you select recurring, you’ll have the option to choose the frequency of your giving. You can also designate your gift for our General Operating Fund or other programs. Finally, you can make your gift in memory of or in honor of a special person in your life by selecting Tribute.  You will be able to provide further information about your honoree and how you would like them to be notified of your gift in their honor.
If you prefer, you can call in your credit card donation to Nan Monday at 703-237-2035 x 119.

Donate by Check

You can mail your check, made payable to Homestretch to:
303 South Maple Avenue, Suite 400,
Falls Church, Virginia 22046

If you wish, designate your gift in memory of, or in honor of, a special person in your life. Please include a mailing address if you’d like that person or family to be notified of your gift.


Donate online through PayPal.

Donate Through the United Way or Combined Federal Campaign

Donations can be made to Homestretch through United Way at Designation Code 8480 or through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Designation Code 13070.

Give Through the Catalogue for Philanthropy

Homestretch is a member of the Catalogue for Philanthropy. Donations can be made to Homestretch on the CFP website.

Will your employer match your gift?

Many companies will match employee gifts to nonprofit organizations. Some will also provide a financial contribution for employees who volunteer. Check with your company’s HR department to see if they have a matching gift program.

Multi-year Gifts:

Make a multi-year pledge to families in need. Contact to learn more.

Shop Our Amazon Wish List

Purchase items from our Amazon Wish List. Items will be given to families for their new homes or used in our preschool

Shop on AmazonSmile

By shopping on AmazonSmile, a portion of your purchase price from eligible purchases will go to Homestretch. On your first visit to AmazonSmile you need to select Homestretch before you begin shopping for us to receive donations. AmazonSmile will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at will result in a donation to Homestretch.

Distribution from your IRAs

Did you know that individuals 70.5 and older are eligible to make a Qualified Charitable Distributions (“QCD”) from an IRA up to $100,000 annually?  A QCD is an easy way to make a tax-free gift to Homestretch.  Please make sure your IRA distribution check has your name on it so we can ensure that you receive a thank you acknowledgement. Designation: Homestretch of VA.  Tax ID Number:  54-1894391

Donate Gifts of Stock

Stock transfer of Appreciated Securities.  If you have securities with gains, you can use these assets to make a gift without losing a substantial portion of your earnings to capital gains tax.  Please contact for more information. You may also call 703-237-2035 x 119 for additional information.

Legacy Gifts

Think of Homestretch when selecting your beneficiaries for your IRA assets, 401K assets and life insurance.  We are always honored when donors add Homestretch as a beneficiary of your estate via a bequest.

Gifts In-Kind

Homestretch accepts cars, trucks, and all types of residences including homes, condos or multi-year sublets both in and out of the metro region.  These gifts in-kind offer you a significant charitable deduction and often a wonderful donation for a family in need. Contact with questions pertaining to in-kind donations.


Homestretch furnishes our units with donated furniture. We will gladly pick up your furniture donations. If you are interested in donating furniture, please complete this form and we will contact you. Please note we do not accept used mattresses and bed frames.

The families in Homestretch are homeless and have few resources. As they progress through our program we provide them with everything they need to make a home. We depend on donated items or new items to help keep client homes furnished with essential items.

Donate Directly to Homestretch through your Donor Advised Fund

Homestretch is a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax exempt, charitable organization. All donations are tax deductible as allowable by law.

We are happy to help answer any questions you may have.  Contact us today:  Nekita Jones, Development Director at or Nan Monday, Grants and Communications Manager at

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