Please click here to make a direct monetary donation to CWS-Durham refugee resettlement office.
In making a tax deductible donation to the CWS Refugee Resettlement Program in Durham, you are supporting serving refugees and immigrants in the Triangle.
Your donations will assist arriving refugee families on their journey to self-sufficiency, equipping refugee arrivals for employment, providing bicycles and bus passes, and purchasing a variety of household goods for arriving families as well as providing financial assistance to our program as a whole.
HOLIDAY DONATIONS WITH THE CWS DOUBLE GIFT CATALOG
Click here to check out what is included in our double gift catalog. We offer the purchase of essential home items needed by new arrivals with the dollar value included, so you can make a financial donation that will go towards buying those items for newly arrived refugees.
FURNITURE AND HOME ITEM DONATIONS:
Refugees arrive in North Carolina with only the supplies that they can carry. In order to respond to this need, CWS sets up their first homes in America with essential furnishings and supplies before they arrive, with the majority of furnishings received by donation. At CWS, we ensure that those fleeing their countries are welcomed to a place they can call home.
Are you interested in donating home furnishings for newly arriving refugees? Please read below to see our guidelines on item donations.
-twin, double, or queen size bed mattresses, boxsprings, and bed frames.
-small dressers, small shelves, floor lamps, kitchen tables, and chairs.
-dishes and silverware // pots and pans
-limited appliances and items like rice cookers // vaccuum cleaners // alarm clocks // trash cans // tea kettles // school supplies // new toiletteries
WE DO NOT ACCEPT:
-king size beds or bedding
-beds or bedding with stains, tears, or other damages
-beds that are older than 10 years old
-bed frames with headboards or footboards that cannot be disassembled
-fold-out couches // futons // hide-a-beds // daybeds // air mattresses //
recliners // lazy-boy chairs
-large bookcases // desks // rolling office chairs // tv stands or carts
-clothing // food // toys // bicycles (unless they have been specifically requested by an ongoing donation drive)
We have limited storage space on site. It is important that we take exactly the things our clients need most upon first arriving in the US, and no more than that. If you’d like to schedule a pick-up of the larger aforementioned accepted items and live within 8 miles of our downtown office located at 112 S. Duke St, Durham NC 27701, please call us at 919 680 4310 to schedule. All smaller donation items can be delivered to our office anytime between 9am and 5pm Monday through Thursday, as our office is closed on Fridays.