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Thanks for your interest in supporting our homeless and low-income neighbors in 2023! Holidays are an exciting time for many, including guests in shelter and residents in supportive housing. New Hope Housing is lucky to have so many community members that are committed to sharing holiday cheer during this time of year.

We are prioritizing two ways to give directly to clients this year. We are looking for volunteers to sign up to provide Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets, and we are hosting a Gift Card Drive.


Thanksgiving and Christmas Food Baskets

Food baskets help ensure that our residents in housing have a special and filling meal for the holidays. Food baskets include non-perishable food needed for the meal and include a $25 grocery gift card to purchase a protein or other fresh food of their choice. CLICK HERE for a full list of items & downloadable flyer. Our goal is to collect 125 baskets for each holiday.

Food baskets can be dropped off at our Admin office (8407-E Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22309). Thanksgiving food baskets are needed no later than November 17th, 2023, and Christmas food baskets no later than December 21st, 2023.

Gift Card Drive

In lieu of adopting our guests and residents this year for the holidays, we are hosting a gift card drive so that we can provide each guest with a gift card for the holidays. Gift cards allow guests to pick out something they want or need for the holidays. Every person staying at a New Hope Housing facility this winter will be given a gift card and new winter clothing items.

The gift card drive will run until Martin Luther King Jr Day (January 15th, 2024). Gift cards can be mailed to NHH Gift Cards, ATTN: Michelle Hook, 8407-E Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22309.

$25 gift cards to Walmart, Target, and grocery stores are the best for our guests. Our goal is 600 gift cards to support our homeless neighbors!


To sign up to provide food baskets or gift cards please fill out this form:

If you have any questions, please contact our Director of Community Engagement, Michelle Hook, at

or call 703-799-2293 ext. 11.

Thank you all!