We are so grateful for the tremendously generous outpouring of donations over the course of these past three years. The families we help experience your generosity every day. The MGH operation has grown significantly and the financial strain of this growth has rightfully stretched beyond our ability to manage it alone. We are in need of monthly donors. Attaching your donation to your credit card makes giving an automated gift easier to accomplish, and creates the possibility of the work that all of you have done for these families in need to continue. We and the families you help thank you again for all of your support and contributions.  Please find the "Make a Monthly Donation" subscription button above to register your monthly contribution of $20.

Many Thanks, The My Grandmother’s House Team. 

Monetary Donations


Cash Donations: We urgently need cash donations to help us purchase critical items we cannot otherwise obtain, such as new cribs and carseats, and to pay for our carefully budgeted ongoing expenses. If you are unable to commit to a monthly donation at this time, or would like to make a one-time donation, please click on the donate button:

Your donation of:

  • $125 will pay for a safe, new crib for an infant
  • $75 will pay for a safe, new carseat for an infant or convertible carseat for a toddler or preschooler 
  • $50 will provide a safe, new "big girl" or "big boy" toddler bed for a toddler or preschooler
  • $35 will set the stage for literacy by providing a child with a library of ten gently-used board books
  • $20 will provide a newborn with two brand-new onesies and sleepers.

*My Grandmother's House is a nonprofit organization. We have our 501c3 designation from the IRS. Donations are tax-deductible, retroactive to January 1, 2017.

Volunteers: We need volunteers to collect items in Northern Virginia, and/or wash, sort, and prepare clothing . We also need volunteers to staff our free shop in the Northern Neck. We would LOVE to work with you!

Baby and Toddler Items: We need gently-used infant and toddler clothing and equipment: sleepers, day wear, shoes, toys, books, strollers, swings, bathtubs, playmats, among others. Safety rules prevent us from accepting used cribs or carseats , although we can use crib mattresses safely with new toddler beds. 

To donate items, please bring them to 5609 Justis Pl, Alexandria, VA 22310 and look for the small, black trailer with yellow polka dots or "Dottie," the big, white trailer with blue polka dots. If the trailer is full, please put donations on the front steps.

We are also at the West End Farmers Market at Ben Brenman Park in Alexandria collecting donations on the first Sunday of every month.