Make An In-kind Gift

Thank you for reaching out to us with your donation inquiry! Please follow the instructions on how to donate below. Or, you may purchase items from our Amazon Wish List.


To arrange for a furniture pick up of dressers, dining tables and chairs, side tables, small sofas and carpets please send photos to

We do not accept pull out sofas, mattresses, bed frames, cribs or clothing.


We accept household items every Monday between 9:30-12:30pm

Our donation drop off location is located at 75 Hamilton St. New Haven, 06511.

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We are just off exit 2 on I-91. We share a large white building with Electric Wholesalers INC. (EW). After entering the parking lot from Hamilton street, drive to the opposite side of the lot past EW. We are on the right hand side behind the loading docks.

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You will see signs for the IRIS Donation Center. You can bring your donations to the garage door as indicated by the signage.

We do not accept clothing.

Thank you so much for your support of newly arrived immigrants in Connecticut.

Questions? Contact

Comprehensive List of Accepted Items

Household Items:

  • Pack and plays
  • 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)
  • 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


  • 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:

  • Noise cancellation headphones
  • Guitars (Acoustic, Nylon/Classical, Electric or Bass)
  • Ukulele
  • Guitar Amp
  • Music items (specifically audio interfaces)
  • Working iPads (used or new, no cracked glass)
  • Guitar chord books
  • Notebooks and pens

Sewing Supplies:

  • Sewing machines (portable & in working condition)
  • Fabric: dress-making fabric
  • Thread, zippers, bobbins, elastic, machine needles, pins, needles
  • Jewelry making supplies: tools, wire, & beads

For any furniture, household goods or clothing that is not listed, please consider donating to one of the organizations below as an alternative.

Habitat Re-Store New Haven County
(203) 774-7560 
286 South Colony Road
Wallingford, CT 06492 

Habitat Re-Store Fairfield County
(203) 383-4358
1785 Stratford Ave
Stratford, CT 06615

Veterans of America
1-800-775-VETS (8387)

Christian Community Action, Inc

New Reach

Youth Continuum Street Outreach/ Housing Program

Charities of Hope (Estate Pick-ups)

Salvation Army

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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