Help us welcome refugees and immigrants with in-kind donations! 

During the pandemic, we are only accepting:

 

New baby clothes, baby wipes, diapers & car seats and headphones, to help our students with online learning.


Winter Gear: heavy coats, boots, and gloves

 

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 sizes)

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, spatulas, whisks, 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

 

Toiletries (new)

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 Guitar)

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 new 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.