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Donations Urgently Needed: New Refugee Families Arriving in April

By March 29, 2024April 17th, 2024No Comments

Update: We are no longer holding open donation hours on site. To coordinate your drop offs please contact our Donations Coordinator Cara at: or call (716)883-1900 extension 329.

In April, we’ll be resettling several families here in Western New York. Additionally, our funding is severely limited for a young couple in their 20s arriving on the 17th. They’ve had to travel from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and through Belarus. Towards the end of the month, we’re resettling a single woman from Sudan. She’s waited 20 years in a refugee camp in Chad, at the crossroads of North and Central Africa, has no ties in Western New York, and will be living alone. Donations are crucial to the important work we do to help our new American neighbors as they begin and build their new lives.

While we are unable to accept clothing donations, the following household goods are urgently needed:

  • Full Sized Bed Sets (sheets, pillow cases, comforter) MUST BE NEW
  • Twin Sized Bed Sets (sheets, pillow case, comforter) MUST BE NEW
  • Pillows MUST BE NEW
  • Throw Blankets MUST BE NEW
  • Pots/Pans/baking dishes (new or gently used)
  • Multipurpose cleaning supplies
  • Plates, Bowls, Drinking Glasses, Coffee Mugs/Tea Cups (new or gently used)
  • Age Appropriate Toys for All Children (especially NEW stuffed animals)
  • 13 Gallon Trash Cans and bags
  • Age Appropriate Toys for All Children (no toy guns please)
  • Car Seats for Children
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Dish Soap
  • Mop and Bucket
  • Broom and Dustpan
  • Menstrual Pads (no tampons)
  • 13 Gallon Trash Can
  • 13 Gallon Trash Bags
  • Sponges
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Cooking and Serving Utensils
  • Roach and Insect Killer

Other basic, household items in need

  • Can openers
  • Tea kettles
  • Twin and full-sized sheet sets
  • Packs of clothes hangers
  • Light bulbs (60 watt)
  • Toilet bowl cleaner
  • Insect killer
  • Liquid laundry detergent
  • Mops/brooms or swiffer with wet and dry cloths
  • Toilet brushes
  • Plungers
  • Bath towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Thermometers
  • Umbrellas
  • Sponges
  • Microwaves
  • Box fans/floor fans
  • Rice cookers
  • Butter knives
  • New reusable water bottles (for job club)
  • Lunchboxes (for our job club)

The quickest and easiest way for you to help, is to click on AmazonTarget, or Walmart.

For more information and to coordinate your drop off, contact our donations coordinate Cara at: