The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, with whom we are working, has sent us a list of furnishings that we need to provide for a family of 6-8 people. All these items should be delivered to The Green Chair (thegreenchair.org) at 1853 Capital Blvd., Raleigh 27604, and The Green Chair will deliver everything needed to the apartment before the family arrives. Your donation may go to our family or to another family in need. A few items have been suggested by USCRI that The Green Chair does not provide. They are at the end of the list below and should be kept until setup.
Furniture and all items must be clean and in good, usable condition. They ask that photographs be sent of furniture to avoid their declining items when they are brought or picked up. A pickup can be scheduled on The Green Chair's website, provided you have two or more of their essential items. “Essential items” are defined as sofas & loveseats, large upholstered chairs, rocking chairs or side chairs, coffee tables, end tables, lamps, small dining/kitchen tables & chairs, side tables, nightstands, dressers, and bookcases. If anyone has only one of these but needs a pickup, we can probably provide a smaller essential item to go with it.
New mattresses and bed frames will be purchased by The Green Chair at a discount. They have waived their charges for beds for refugees through March, but contributions for beds can still be made on their website. The church may need to purchase some other items and has a Refugee Support line item to which donations may be made.
If possible, please deliver donations directly to The Green Chair yourself on Tuesday or Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Otherwise, small items can be left in the Mission Hub on the first floor of the church, just beyond the elevator. Items on this list already donated have been entered below. Any extras can also be donated and will be used by The Green Chair for other families in need. If you have questions, a text or email to Barbara Cain, 919-455-1493, [email protected].
Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!