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New Refugee Families Need Immediate Help!

By June 15, 2023No Comments

Car Seat

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: Due to home setups for newly arriving refugee families, we won’t be holding our open donation hours on-site the week of September 11, 2023.

If you are able to make a cash donation, please click here.

Over the next couple of months (Fall 2023) new, scheduled refugee arrivals will include families and quite a few children. Our New American Integration Department is looking for child and baby items to help. Needs include NEW car seats and Pack ‘N Play pens. We are also asking for help with baby bottles, wash, and shampoo and new or gently used toys for children up to four-years-old (no stuffed animals).

You can find our full list of donation needs to assist our newest neighbors below:

Personal Hygiene 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
  • Games, Sporting Goods, and Enrichment
  • Toy donations for families with kids. They can be new or like-new, for any age group, or gender. For example, soccer balls, board games, playing cards, etc.
  • Donations of non-English books for both children and adults. The most needed languages are French, Spanish, Arabic, Dari, Portuguese, and Turkish. New or used books in good condition can be dropped off during our regular donation hours and will go directly to clients as part of our enrichment initiatives.

A shelf full of books Toys

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.