Oh wait, we took that excuse off the table and made and easy-peasy Amazon wish list! You can buy exactly what Miriam's Kitchen needs at any given time right here - and it ships to them directly. You don't even have to put your laptop or smartphone down (unless your Visa is out of reach.)
Right now, they need coats and sweatshirts if you are flush. Feeling frugal? Help them buy sending coffee to keep folks warm on the many upcoming freezing nights ahead.
Thanks, y'all rock.
PS. If you wanna get more involved, Miriam's is super flexible with volunteering. I have one regularly scheduled shift a month, but can pick up other ones along the way. And I always learn cooking tips from Chef John Murphy, so it's win-win-win (help them, help me, help homeless.) Find out how you can help at http://www.miriamskitchen.org/.
On any given night in DC, there are over 6,000 people who are homeless. Miriam's Kitchen provides free homemade meals and works to address the causes and consequences of homelessness with each individual they serve. They are located at 2401 Virginia Avenue NW (near GW metro) and have free garage parking for volunteers. You can access the Miriam's Kitchen Amazon Wish List here.