Donate Items

Imagine coming to a new country with your entire family and only a few suitcases.You would need some help to get started in your new home!

If you are interested in donating or hosting a donation drive, please first connect with the contact listed for the appropriatefield office (on the right) to learn about current needs.

Below is a list of the items most needed to set up a household for a refugee family. While there are many other things that may be useful, we have limited storage space and have to prioritize these essential items. We accept new and gently used items and cannot make repairs or launder items.

Donations to USCRImay be tax-deductible as permitted by law. We do not accept donations of items at our headquarters in Virginia.

ACCEPTED DONATIONS

GIFT CARDS

Gift cards to stores where household essentials, groceries and clothing may be purchased

KITCHEN

Dishes, glasses, silverware, pots, pans, woks, rice cookers, cooking utensils, mixing bowls, can openers

BATHROOM

Bath towels, bath mats, shower curtain and rings, toilet paper, facial tissue

HOUSEHOLD

Paper, notebooks, pens, pencils, school supplies, scissors, light bulbs, lamps, flashlights

FURNITURE

Please check with the contact listed to the right.

BEDROOM

Sheet sets (twin/double/queen), comforters, blankets, pillows (NEW), pillowcases, alarm clocks, plastic clothing hangers, window curtains/rods
Vermont welcomes twin, double, and queen-sized mattresses, bed frames, and box springs. Please no futons.

PERSONAL HYGIENE

Toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, deodorant, disposable razors, sanitary napkins, diapers, other baby items

CLEANING SUPPLIES

Mops, buckets, brooms, dustpans, toilet brush and holder, wastebaskets, trash bags, paper towels, dish soap, sponges, kitchen cleanser, all-purpose cleaner, laundry detergent

WINTER WEAR

Coats, boots, gloves, mittens, hats, scarves

IT’S HARD TO SAY “NO, THANK YOU,” BUT UNFORTUNATELY, WE CANNOT ACCEPT

  • Beds or bed frames (with the exception of Vermont and North Carolina, where we welcome twin, double and queen-sized mattresses, bed frames and box springs)
  • TVs, VCRs, DVD players
  • Washing machines/dryers, microwaves, stoves, non-essential items (baskets, knick-knacks, decorations, etc.)
  • Books, except for children’s books, books for English learners, and dictionaries.