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Combined Federal Campaign #41814
United Way #8893
Federal EIN: 54-0899463

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Read about the Alternative House, "A Place for Youth in Need," in the Vienna Connection. >>> Read More

Come to an Open Door Information Session and learn about issues facing homeless and at-risk youth, what Alternative House does to help, and how you can get involved. More info>>>


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"Sustaining this work means every day, every month, every year, we depend on the contributions of people like you." -Judith Dittman, Executive Director

Approximately half of the resources we need to operate Alternative House come from non-governmental sources. About one-fourth are financial support from individuals, businesses, the faith community and private foundations and one-fourth are in-kind donations of food, clothing, goods, and volunteer hours.

There are many ways to support Alternative House. If you can't find the information you need here or would like to discuss your donation with us, please contact us and we'd be happy to talk with you.

Donate Now - You can make a donation to Alternative House online with your credit card. Just click on the button to the right. You will be taken to a form on which processes credit card donations for Alternative House. Or simply mail a check to us at P.O. Box 694, Dunn Loring, VA 22027.

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Donate a Vehicle - Alternative House can accept your vehicle donation through the "Vehicle Donation to Any Charity" program. Just click on the button to the right.

Donate via United Way

United Way - You can donate to Alternative House though United Way (our code is #8893) or the Combined Federal Campaign (our code is #41814).

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Donate Goods or Services - Alternative House has need of a wide variety of household and personal goods and professional services. Please see our Wish List for more details.

Corporate Support - Your company or organization can support Alternative House in many ways:

  • Direct donation
  • Donation of goods and services
  • Providing volunteers
  • Sponsoring an event
  • Matching your employees donations to Alternative House

Please see our Corporate Support page for more information about how your company or organization can support Alternative House's mission.

Matching Gift - Your gift can go even further if your company offers a matching gift program. For more information on matching gifts, contact your company's HR department or see our Matching Gift page.

Celebration Drive - Consider celebrating your birthday or special anniversary by inviting your guests to donate to Alternative House in honor of your special day. See our Celebration Drive page.

Planned Giving - By including Alternative House in your estate planning, you are helping to secure a future for our youth for decades to come. For more information, please visit our Planned Giving page.

Monthly Giving - You can provide continuous assistance to Alternative House with automatic monthly contributions. For more information, please see our Monthly Giving page.

Memorial/Honorarium Gift - You can support Alternative House and honor someone special by dedicating your gift to the memory of a friend or loved one, or in honor of a special occasion. For more information on making such a gift, please see our Memorial/Honorarium Gift page.

Sponsor an Event - Individuals, companies, or organizations can be sponsors of an Alternative House event. For more information on how you can become an even sponsor, please see our Sponsor an Event page.