Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization. Your support is essential to provide our community’s working-class families with a fresh start toward stable housing. Through the generosity of individuals and organizations, GSH is able to ensure that local families in need receive the tools to create their own success and stable futures.
Your generous donation will help fund the core elements of our programming; client services, housing location, placement, financial counseling, and family support services, and more. Our services target the local area here in Alexandria, VA, so you can take pride in knowing your gift is an investment in our local community.
Transforming Lives | $25,000/year or $2,083/month
Building a Community | $10,000/year or $833/month
Investing in a Dream | $5,000/year or $416/month
Enabling Self-Sufficiency | $2,500/year or $208/month
Creating Opportunity | $1,000/year or $83/month
Inspiring Hope | $500/year or $41/month
Offering a Hand Up | $250/year or $21/month
Please note that we accept furniture donations on a case-by-case basis and are only able to accept furniture that is in good condition. If you are requesting a furniture donation pickup, please note that the pick-up coordination will take, at minimum, one week, and may take up to six weeks to complete. If you wish to donate furniture within a shorter time-frame, please contact another local agency.
Mail a Check
Make your check payable to “Good Shepherd Housing & Family Services”
Good Shepherd Housing & Family Services
P.O. Box 15096
Alexandria, VA 22306
Gift by Phone
Contact Danielle Silas at 703-768-9404, x 125.
One of the easiest, most effective ways you can support Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services is through workplace giving, an employer–‐sponsored program that empowers you to support your favorite charities through tax–‐deductible donations deducted directly from your paycheck. Through our membership with America’s Charities, employees at hundreds of public and private organizations can donate to Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services through payroll contributions.
If your company does not have a workplace giving program, please ask your HR/Employee Benefits Director to contact Candice Bennett, Director of Development at (703) 768-9404, x113. Additionally, you can find more information about joining or starting a workplace giving program by visiting America’s Charities’ website at www.charities.org. America’s Charities facilitates our participation in public and private sector workplace giving programs, and can help your employer start a program so you can support Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services through workplace giving.
Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)
The CFC is a workplace giving campaign for federal employees: civilian employees, military personnel and postal workers. Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services is a member of America’s Community First federation and is listed as CFC # 70437. Look for us in your workplace charitable giving campaign and designate Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services, CFC#70437 as recipient of your generosity on your pledge forms. The campaign season is typically between September 1 and December 15 each year. Check with your agency for exact dates. To find your local CFC office, visit: http://www.opm.gov/combined-federal-campaign/find-localcampaigns/locator/
Maximize Your Impact with Matching Gifts
Each year, $10 billion is left unclaimed in matching gifts.
That’s free money that you could help us get! Matching gift programs are charitable giving programs set up by corporations in which the company matches donations made by employees to eligible nonprofit organizations. With a matching gift from your employer, your donation to Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services could be doubled in value. About 65% of Fortune 500 companies (and many others) match employee donations. Check with your company for more information and see if your employer will match your gift to Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services.
Emergency Preparedness Kits
September is National Preparedness Month!
Emergencies, such as damaging acts of nature or community catastrophes, can cause hardship for everyone. But those who live near or below the poverty line, who have even fewer resources, can find their problems compounded during such events. And GSH employees are not always able to reach our families during a local emergency, so we are helping them prepare with emergency kits they can store in their home.
- Backpack for the kit
- First-aid kit
- Battery-powered or hand crank radio or a NOAA Weather radio
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- Whistle to signal for help
- Duct tape
- Local maps
- Fire extinguisher
- Matches in a waterproof container
First aid kits will include:
- adhesive bandages
- antibiotic towelettes to disinfect
- Antibiotic ointment
- Burn ointment
- Aspirin or non-aspirin pain reliever
- Anti-diarrhea medication