The Institute depends on generous donations from our neighbors, friends, and businesses to continue our work. Not all contributions are cold, hard cash. “In-kind” giving refers to contributions of goods and services that are of value in accomplishing our mission. We gratefully accept in-kind donations.
New Americans join our community with little more than the clothes on their backs. Thanks to the generosity of supporters who donate needed items, we can give New Americans and survivors of human trafficking the supplies they need for survival and success.
Preparing for a New Climate
Men’s winter coats, sizes small to large, are desperately needed, as well as adult size boots for both men and women, and adult size gloves. Teenage size coats for boys are also needed. New packages of long underwear or socks are also much appreciated.
With the exception of the above mentioned winter clothing, we are not currently accepting any clothing donations. Our shelves are full thanks to our generous supporters. We are still accepting donations for household necessities.
Furnishings: plates, bowls, glassware, silverware, pots and pans, bed linens, blankets, comforters, pillows, televisions, bath towels, wash cloths, dish towels, tea kettles, vacuums, area rugs, alarm clocks, light bulbs, laundry baskets, kitchen and bathroom wastebaskets, garbage bags.
Toiletries: paper towels, toilet paper, soap, laundry soap, dish soap. Gift cards such as Cub Foods, Target, Goodwill are extremely helpful for families to buy small necessary items.
Shovels, trowels, garden shears, and any other garden tools or equipment are needed for our new refugee community garden.