World Relief Durham is currently transitioning to a new warehouse space.
We are unable to accept donations until further notice.  


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.

WE ONLY ACCEPT ITEMS THAT ARE NEW OR LIGHTLY USED.  IF YOU WOULD NOT USE THE ITEM YOU'RE DONATING, DON'T GIVE IT TO REFUGEES.  WRD reserves the right to reject donations that do not meet the quality standards set by our grant requirements.


Highly Needed Items




  • Twin mattresses;
  • Set of drawers or dressers
  • Couches/sofas (no sleeper couches)
  • Floor Lamps



Household items


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


School supplies


  • Backpacks (for both children and adults)




Kitchen Items

  • Forks 
  • Knives
  • Spoons
  • Plates
  • Cups
  • Large saucepans
  • Large frying pans
  • Large baking dishes
  • Dishes 
  • Mixing/serving bowls
  • Spatulas
  • Wooden spoons
  • Cutting knives
  • Serving spoons
  • Microwaves
  • Mugs
  • Tea kettles
  • Teacups and teapots 
*Please indicate or label quantities when donating boxes of dishware 



  • Double or queen bed frames*
  • Box springs
  • Pack n' Plays
  • Kitchen tables and chairs
  • Recliners/chairs
*Please only donate complete bed frame sets

Linens and Other Household Items:

  • Pillows for sleeping (new or thoroughly washed)
  • Shower curtains and 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
  • Lightbulbs
  • Hangers
  • Ironing boards & 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)
  • Baby carrier wraps
  • 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.


Contact or 919.724.4816. for Household & Miscellaneous Items-related questions
Contact or 919.251.6595. for Furniture-related questions