Welcome Kits

Meet Tangible Needs of Newly Arriving Refugee Families

Refugees often flee their homes at a moment's notice. They arrive at our airport with few belongings, a difficult past and high hopes for the future. Welcome Kits provide the basic household items they need for their new start in a place of safety. 

Build A Kit In Four Easy Steps

1. Pick a Welcome Kit (or multiple) from the attachment below.

2. Mobilize your small group, family, church or school group to collect the items on the list.    
Note: Items may be used, but must be in good condition.

3. Pack items in a sturdy box.  
Note: Large plastic bins work well and will be reused by refugee families.

4. Fill out a donation drop-off form to coordinate delivery of items to the WRD office

Along with your kit, a donation of $25 helps cover transportation and storage costs.**

You can donate online or attach your donation in an envelope on the outside of your kit.

 **Donation of $25 is optional.

What Goes In A Welcome Kit?


Emailable/Printable Version: Welcome Kits- Email Flyer.pdf    |    Self-Sufficiency Kit

(Self-Sufficiency Kit will help Match Grant eligible refugee clients for job-searching and employment)

If you would like to make a monetary donation, we have the estimated cost for each box (if bought new) denoted below:

Bathroom Kit - $25
Cleaning Kit - $25
Household Kit - $100

Use this GoogleDocx sign-up sheet to get multiple people involved in gathering items for Welcome Kits. Simply log into your own Google Account, open the link and click "File," "Make a Copy." Now you have editing rights to the sign-up sheet.

PDF icon Welcome Kits- Email Flyer.pdf150.31 KB
PDF icon Self-Sufficiency Kit579.4 KB