JFCS Refugee & Immigrant Services
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Refugee Needs - Ongoing Donation Items (Things we always accept!)

Refugee Resettlement is a complex situation. Many of the needs of refugees are the same but sometimes they are not. Typically, we have a list of items that are absolutely required (beds, for example, basic hygiene items as well) then we have a list of items that aren't 100% required but the clients absolutely need them. For example, box fans when it's very hot and digital thermometers in the time of COVID. 

Below is a list of those such items. These are things that are important so we are able to stretch the space we have to always accept them or they're small enough that space is a non-issue. 

How to donate:

1. Sign-up for the item(s) that you wish to donate with your name and email address. 

2. Send the item to a JFCS Caseworker (we will email you with the most current address - dependent on current COVID policies)

3. Drop off or mail the item to the address. If you need/want a tax form, request that via email.

PLEASE NOTE: DO NOT SHIP ITEMS TO JFCS' OFFICE Address.

A Caseworker from JFCS will contact you within 1-3 business days of your sign-up with address details. 

Contact Abby Jo (412-508-6860 or [email protected]) or Caley Donovan (412-616-8428 or [email protected]). Texting is highly encouraged to calling as we cannot always answer when we are with clients! 

Thank you in advance for your support, please feel free to share with friends, family, or on social media!

Additional details below:

EMAIL GROUP: If you would like to be notified via email when we have new postings, email Caley at [email protected] to add your name & email. We only send 1-4 emails a month, unless there's a new baby or an emergency with which we'll spend no more than 2 emails per week. *NOTE - due to the recent global events, we will be sending significantly more emails due to an increase in need, community support, & additional refugee families arriving. 

BUYING ON AMAZON: If you use Amazon for personal or other purchases, using Amazon Smile, a portion of your purchases will be donated to JFCS. Here's more info for how to do that. 

DON'T KNOW WHAT TO BUY? If you're decisive, we can always suggest specific links, products, or chat about the *most* needed item in the timeframe you're looking to buy for us. Please don't hesitate to reach out - email & text are the best way for a quick response! 

CLOTHING: Unfortunately, we do not have the capacity to sort, store, and give out clothing to clients. We are unable to accept any used clothing donations for children or adults (babies are the exception). 

FURNITURE: For the majority of furniture donations, we are unable to accept items unless the donor is able to deliver the item. The exception to this rule is wifi-compatible TVs and clean area rugs (some landlords required rugs to be put down). 

PLEASE NOTE: DO NOT SHIP ITEMS TO JFCS' OFFICE Address.

A Caseworker from JFCS will contact you within 1-3 business days of your sign-up with address details. 

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