Make An In-kind Gift

Help us welcome refugees and immigrants with in-kind donations!  You may also purchase items from our Amazon Wish List or make a financial donation.

Questions? Contact donations@irisct.org

IRIS normally accepts gently used furniture and home goods to turn an empty apartment into a welcoming home for refugees who have just arrived in Connecticut. Please keep us in mind in the future with this list of items.

Household Items:

  • Linens (new or clean/like-new)
  • Twin & Full Size Sheet Sets
  • Comforters & blankets (Twin & Full)
  • Towels & washcloths
  • Curtains
  • Strollers
  • Cloth shopping bags
  • Fans
  • Microwaves
  • Pillows (new)
  • Bagged vacuum cleaners
  • Umbrellas
  • Bicycles
  • Dressers
  • End/coffee tables
  • Rugs

Kitchen Items:

  • Kitchen supplies & utensils
  • Pots, pans & baking sheets (non-teflon)
  • Silverware & trays
  • Full dish sets
  • Drinking Glasses
  • Cooking Utensils: can openers, ladles, etc.
  • Mixing bowls
  • Sharp knives
  • Cutting boards
  • Colanders
  • Dish drying racks
  • Kitchen tables and chairs

Cleaning Items (New):

  • Antibacterial spray cleaner
  • Dish soap
  • Sponges
  • 13 Gallon trash bags
  • 13 Gallon garbage cans
  • Plungers & toilet bowl brushes

Furniture:

  • Dressers
  • Dining tables & chairs
  • Sofas (no sleepers)
  • Arm Chairs
  • Side Tables
  • Coffee Tables

Toiletries (New):

  • Toilet Paper
  • Toothpaste & toothbrushes
  • Shampoo & conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Hand & body soap
  • Shaving cream
  • Razors
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Lotions
  • Combs/brushes
  • First aid kits

Items for IRIS’ After School Program:

  • Guitars (Acoustic, Nylon/Classical, Electric or Bass)
  • Ukulele
  • Guitar Amp
  • Music items
  • Working iPads (used or new, no cracked glass)
  • Guitar chord books
  • Notebooks and pen

Your donations are tax-deductible. Thank you! As of 1/1/18, our legal name is Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services Inc., and our EIN is 06-0653044. If you would like more information about IRIS, including our IRS form 990, audited financial reports and annual budget, please view our giveGreater profile here.

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