Donate Items to Refugees

Donate Items to Refugees and Immigrants in Kansas2020-02-27T14:15:13-06:00
Furniture Donated for Refugee Resettlement

Donate Items to Help Settle Refugees

When you donate items in good condition, Catholic Charities helps refugee families of all faiths furnish a home after their resettlement to the Kansas City area.

The following items are needed to help refugees receiving assistance from Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. All items can be new or gently used and help refugees start their new life in Kansas City and achieve self-sufficiency.

  • Furnish a House: chest of drawers, shelves, bookcases, end tables, coffee tables, kitchen table and chairs, couches, lamps
  • Help Prepare Dinner: forks, knives, spoons, plates, bowls, cups, pots and pans, mixing/serving bowls, spatulas, wooden spoons, can openers, bottles
  • Stock the Linen Closet: towels, sheets, blankets, pillows
  • Keep a Clean House: dish soap, bathroom/kitchen cleaner, sponges, paper towels, laundry detergent, waste baskets, mops, brooms, trash bags
  • Provide Toiletries: toilet paper, shampoo, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, razors, feminine hygiene products
  • Improve a Refugee’s Employability: gift card for clothing and shoes for interviews and work, computer
  • Facilitate Language Acquisition: TV, reading materials for children, reading materials for adults, DVD players, audio Stereo, ESL school / home study materials
  • Remove Transportation Barriers: bicycles w/ locks and helmets, money for a bus pass ($50 provides an unlimited one-month pass)
  • Miscellaneous Items: alarm clocks, telephones, light bulbs, packages of writing paper, pens, pencils, household decorations, rugs, vacuum, microwaves, toasters, fans, space heaters, baby items, umbrellas, iron, ironing board, ac units
  • Give a Gift Card: provide the opportunity for a refugee to select the items their family needs from a CVS pharmacy, Sun Fresh grocery store or Family Dollar store

Free pick-up of furniture donations is available. Please contact TurnStyles Thrift Store for more information.

TurnStyles Pickup Phone:

Note: All donations are processed through TurnStyles Thrift Stores, which supplies the refugee program on an as-needed basis. Due to this arranagement Catholic Charities can not to guarantee that items donated for refugee purposes will go directly to the refugees.

For a full and complete list of items accepted and items not accepted for donation at our TurnStyles Thrift Stores, click on the button below.


Housing & Utility FY19 7,505 times that housing and utility existence was provided to those facing homelessness or disconnection in the past year Did You Know? Hygiene & Clothing 171,603 times that personal hygiene items and clothing were distributed in 2019 Did You Know? Kids Summer Food FY19 12,283 nutritious meals were served through the Kids Summer Food Program Did You Know? Resource Bus FY19 11,682 times the Resource Bus provided basic necessities, case management and more to our rural neighbors Did You Know? Case Management FY19 14,510 Case Management meetings to assess comprehensive needs through one-on-one communication Did You Know? Refugees FY19 204 refugees were welcomed and provided ongoing support Did You Know? KLPP FY19 81 predatory loans were eliminated through the Kansas Loan Pool Project (KLPP) Did You Know? Hospice FY19 394 patients received compassionate end-of-life care from Catholic Community Hospice in 2019 Did You Know? Food Assistance FY19 259,394 times that food assistance was provided to families in our community in the past year Did You Know?

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