Donate Goods

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!

Our staff, volunteers, and donors help refugee families feel welcome in their new community. Monetary contributions and donated gift cards are also greatly appreciated by refugee families. Donations to us, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, are tax-deductible.

We do not accept in kind donations at our headquarters location. 

If you are interested in donating (or hosting a donation drive), please first connect with the contact listed for each field office (on the right) to see if we are at capacity. 

Please see below for acceptable donations:

Car Donation

Donate your car, truck, van, SUV, or other vehicle to help support USCRI. To learn more, click here.

Household Items

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.



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


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


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


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


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.


We are unable to accept donated furniture at this time.


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


Coats; boots; gloves; mittens; hats; scarves

It’s hard to say “no, thank you,” but we graciously 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.)
  • Clothing
  • Books except for children’s books, books for English learners, and dictionaries.

Please check with your specific Field Office location if they currently have the capacity to accept winter clothing. Our Vermont location is currently not accepting children’s clothing. We appreciate your consideration and support!