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New Refugee Families Need Immediate Help!

By May 22, 2023No Comments


Bath Towels


Drop off both new household items and used items (listed below) at the carriage house behind our building at

864 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14209

 Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Update: from June through July, five new refugee families, including 17 children, will be arriving to Buffalo. They come from Jordan, Syria, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Donated items go a long way in helping newly arriving refugees settle into the community as quickly and seamlessly as possible. You can find a list of urgently needed household items below.

Personal Hygiene be Items:

  • Deodorant
  • Menstrual Pads
  • Shampoo
  • Shaving Cream
  • Toilet Paper
  • Oral Thermometer

Cleaning Supplies:

  • Multipurpose Cleaner
  • Dish Soap
  • Insect Killer
  • Liquid Laundry Detergent
  • Mops and Brooms
  • Sponges
  • 13 Gallon Trash Cans with Lid
  • Toilet Brushes and Plungers
  • Toilet Cleaner

Linens and Bedding (Must be NEW)

  • Bath Towels
  • Full Size Blankets
  • Full Size Sheets
  • Twin Size Blankets
  • Twin Size Sheets
  • Dish Towels

Kitchen Items:

  • Can Openers
  • Frying Pans
  • Sauté  Pans
  • Baking Dishes
  • Pots
  • Drinking Glasses
  • Coffee Mugs
  • Butter Knives
  • Tea Kettles

We accept these used items if they are clean and in working condition. Please ensure they are free of grease, burns, or scratches.

  • Floor Fans
  • Tea Kettles (may be gently used)
  • Umbrellas
  • Matching Drinking Glasses
  • Matching Sets of Dinnerware (no china or plastic)
  • Airtight Storage Containers
  • Large Wide Pots for Stovetop
  • Drying Rack for Clothes

For any questions or inquiries related to specific donations please email:

If you don’t want to donate an item but prefer to make a cash donation, please click here.