How to help


Volunteers give their generous time by providing:

  • Direct personal contact with those we serve one-on-one:
    • By telephone
    • Those who walk in the door
  • Closet help: sort, fold and prepare clothing for newborn through size 2T
  • Maternity clothes: sort and arrange maternity closet
  • Baby food and formula: sort and date incoming donations
  • Office: general office work and data entry
  • Equipment: check incoming baby equipment for safety recalls and prepare items for use

For volunteer opportunities, email

Give Frequently Used Items

The items we currently need the most:

  • Similac Advance formula
  • Clothing for 0-6 month boys and girls
  • Winter coats (24-month to 2T boys and girls)
  • Maternity clothes
  • Single and double strollers that can fold
  • High chairs
  • Pack-n-play cribs
  • Booster and convertible car seats (not expired)
  • Diapers size 4,5, and 6
  • Food cards for Giant, Shoppers, Safeway, and Walmart
  • Postcard stamps
  • Batteries (all sizes)
  • Baby washcloths
  • Hooded towels

Our new Amazon wish list (Supporters all over the world can send new equipment, formula and diapers to the center without leaving home!)


You can make donations several ways:

The MaRiH Center
A Rose in Haste, Incorporated
3230-B Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-4521

Generous volunteers help with outreach.