All donation drop-offs must be made by appointment only. Schedule an appointment using the buttons above. At this time we are unable to offer a donation pick-up service.


 

HIGH Needed ITEMS

 

 

Furniture
 

  • Twin
  • Mattresses;
  • Set of Drawers or Dressers
  • Couches/Sofas (no sleeper couches)
  • Floor Lamps

 

 

Household items

 

  • Large Cooking Pots
  • Bowls
  • Can Openers 
  • Rice Cookers

 

SCHOOLS SUPPLIES

 

  • Backpacks (for both children and adults)

 

OTHER NEEDED ITEMS

 

kitchen items
 

  • Forks 
  • Knives
  •  Spoons
  •  Plates
  •  Cups
  •  Large Sauce Pans
  • Large Frying Pans
  •  Large Baking
  • Dishes 
  • Mixing/Serving bowls
  • Spatulas
  • Wooden Spoons
  • Cutting Knives
  • Serving Spoons
  • Microwaves; Mugs
  • Tea Kettles
  •  Tea Cups and Tea Pots 
*Please indicate or label quantities when donating boxes of dishware 

 

Furniture
 

  • Double (or Queen) bed frames*,
  • box springs Pack n' Plays
  •  Kitchen Tables and Chairs;
  • Recliners/Chairs;
*Please only donate complete bed framesets

Linens and Other Household Items:

  • Pillows for sleeping (new or thoroughly washed)
  •  Shower Curtains, Shower Liners
  •  Shower Rings
  •  Towels
  •  Flat and Fitted Sheets (twin, double or queen - new only)
  •  Pillowcases (twin, double, queen)
  •  Blankets (no decorative or airplane blankets)
  •  Comforters
  •  Alarm Clocks
  • Paper, Pens, Pencils
  •  Light Bulbs; Hangers
  •  Ironing Board & Irons
 
*Please indicate or label sizes when donating bedding or sheets

 

Cleaning items

 

  • Bathroom and Kitchen Cleaner
  • Sponges, Cleaning Rags
  • Paper Towels
  • Dish Soap
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Trash Bags
  • Toilet Bowl Brushes
  • Waste Baskets (large or small)
  • Mops
  • Brooms
  •  Vacuum Cleaners

 

Hygiene Items

 

  • Toilet paper
  • Shampoo
  • Bar Soap
  •  Body Wash with Loofahs (required)
  • Toothbrushes and Toothpaste
  • Razors (men)
  • Deodorant
  • Feminine Pads

 

Baby Items

 

  • Diapers (all sizes)
  •  Strollers
  •  Car Seats & Booster Seats 

 

Miscellaneous Items

 

Employment-Related Items (donations' values double-matched)*
 

  • Laptop computers (functional laptop computers only) 
  • bicycles
  • cars
  •  Educational books (that help teach English, for example)
  • Oxford English or Picture Dictionaries
  • Planner/Wall Calendars; Bus passes (7-day or 31-day Go-Durham bus passes)
  • Messenger bags
  • Professional Backpacks or Briefcases
  • Gas cards
 
 

Gift Cards:
 

  • Food Lion
  •  Wal-Mart
  •  Kroger

 

School Supplies:
 

  • Spiral notebooks
  •  Binders
  •  Pens
  •  Pencils
  •  Paper
  •  Pocket Folders
  •  Backpacks (for both children and adults)

 

 

    Seasonal Items (Accepted Year-Round*):
     

    • Men's and Women's Coats (Sizes small, medium and sometimes large; please no more coats at this time);
    • Children's coats (any sizes; please no more coats at this time)
    • Hats
    • Gloves
    •  Umbrellas 

     

    Health Items:
     

    • Wheelchairs
     

    *The value of any employment-related donations will be double-matched with funding through our Match Grant Program, which provides employment and extended services to help refugees adjust to the U.S. without having to rely on public assistance.  

    *Refugees tend to travel from countries with hot climates, and the weather in the Triangle area is much colder than they are used to. Coats often come in handy for refugees even in the spring and summer. 


    We are thankful to our in-kind donors who donate their goods to the refugee community in the Triangle.


    Questions?

    Contact WRDvolunteer@wr.org or 919.724.4816. for Household & Miscellaneous Items-related questions
    Contact jpark@wr.org or 919.251.6595. for Furniture-related questions