"I cannot imagine my survival without New Neighbors Partnership"
— Single mom from Pakistan
New Neighbors Partnership welcomes refugee, asylee, and asylum-seeking families by fostering local partnerships and community support. Our core clothing partnership program matches refugee families with local NYC families who have older kids and can pass on hand-me-down clothing from season to season. This initiative provides ongoing support to families who usually receive (at most) three months of resettlement support when they first arrive in the US.
Kids grow quickly, families have continuous need for children's clothing, and clothing drives are a time-intensive and temporary solution — with NNP, clothes go directly from the families that have to the families that need, providing an environmentally sustainable model.
We've established clothing partnerships between NY families and newly-resettled families from 35 countries, including Afghanistan, Ukraine, Central African Republic, Ghana, Chad, Guatemala, and Haiti. No matter where they're from, we're here to welcome them to the neighborhood.