Ways to Give

No matter how you choose to support Samaritan Inns, your commitment and compassion will have a lasting impact on the lives of our residents. Learn more about the various ways you can give to our programs below.


One-time or Monthly Giving

You can make a one-time or monthly donation to help us sustain our mission and provide help to those who need it in the Washington, DC area.

Through our Monthly Giving Campaign, you can help us support the basic needs of our clients seeking refuge from homelessness and addiction. The basic needs we sometimes take for granted are considered prized possessions for those who have nothing. To participate, you can have a specific amount automatically charged to your credit card every month. Just select the Donate button below, and check the recurring donation box.

Your impact starts here. When you make a donation, you’re sending help and hope to people at their time of need.

$2,500 Sponsors one participant in our intensive treatment program.

$1,000 Provides 125 meals in one of our residential treatment programs.

$500 Provides rent for one month for a client in transitional living.

$250 Provides escorts to accompany mothers with children, to appointments.

$125 Provides a client with basic toiletries, linens, and personal items upon arrival.

$50 Provides one child with diapers and clothes for one month; or Metro/bus fare for one client to go to work.


Planned Giving

A planned gift can provide significant advantages. Consider including Samaritan Inns in your will, living trust, retirement account or estate plan. By making a planned gift, you are creating a lasting legacy for generations to come while maximizing the tax benefits of a donation.

A bequest is one of the simplest ways to provide for the future of Samaritan Inns.

Sample bequest language:
“I bequeath to Samaritan Inns, located in Washington, DC (EIN #52-1474935), _____________________ (state a dollar amount, percentage of estate or trust, or residual) for its general purposes.”

For more information, please email Betsy@samaritaninns.org. For our Donor Privacy policy, please click here.

Wish List

Contributing items from our wish list is a wonderful way to support the mission of Samaritan Inns. Below is an up-to-date list of items we are in need of across our programs. Also, please check out our Amazon Wishlist!

Please contact us if you would like to donate any of the following items.



  • Canned goods including soups, juices, fruits, and vegetables
  • Paper plates
  • X-large food storage containers (Dishwasher and microwave safe)



  • Art supplies
  • Indoor activities and board games
  • Bath mats
  • Towels (bath, washcloth, hand towels, etc.)
  • Bedspreads
  • Twin-size blankets and comforters
  • Twin-size sheet sets
  • Computers (Desktops preferred)
  • Couch
  • Digital alarm clocks
  • New office chairs
  • Pillows
  • Stall-size shower curtains and liners



  • Body wash
  • Diapers (for the Women with Children program)
  • Hand soap
  • Men’s and women’s deodorant
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste



  • New underwear
  • New socks
  • Additional clothing donations taken on a case by case basis. Please contact us to inquire further.

Volunteer Opportunities

Offering your time and talents can be a powerful way of supporting the work at Samaritan Inns. Learn more about our volunteer opportunities and join us in our mission to make a difference in the lives of homeless and at-risk men and women.

See Volunteer Opportunities