Partner with a Refugee Family

Mail Directly

Mail 2-3 packages of clothing each year to your partner family

Deliver In-Person

Drop off donations to the family, accompanied by trained staff

By committing to donate 2-3 rounds of clothing donations per year to a newly-arrived refugee family, you will help them feel welcome in this country and allow them to ensure their children are provided for.

2 Options: 

Donation Requirements

(1) Donations should be in excellent condition 

Please do not donate anything with stains, rips, or missing parts. 

(2) Practice culturally sensitivity & keep in mind the family situation

For example, please don't donate Christmas outfits to a Muslim family, or a "My Daddy Loves Me" onesie to a single mother.

 

(3) Donated underwear must be new (tags on)

(4) Items must be clean - no pet hair, please! 

Dog & cat pets are a foreign concept to some of our new families and they may discard clothing if it has pet hair on it. 

F.A.Q.

  • Can I donate toys, books, or other items? 

    • Families often have space constraints, but they're frequently ​happy to accept toys, books, and baby supplies as well - as long as everything is in excellent/like-new condition. Just let us know what you're planning to donate. 

  • How do I know if something is in good enough condition to donate? 

    • Providing useful donations that maintain clients' dignity and maintaining good relationships with our partner organizations is essential. Items should be in excellent condition. If you wouldn't pass it on to a friend's child, or if you're not sure, please do not include it in your donation. 

  • Can I mail/deliver more than 2-3 packages per year if I have items to donate?

    • Yes! Please keep us updated about what you donate and we also encourage you to consider that most families have very little space. 

  • How do you find the refugee families to participate? 

    • We partner with caseworkers at several national organizations - HIAS, IRC, Catholic Charities, and Human Rights First - to identify recently arrived families with young children who are most in need of support.

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