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Three Ways You Can Make a Difference

DONATE $$.
BECOME A
REFUGE MEMBER.

Financial donations make a big difference to REC. Make a one-time gift or a $15 per month (or more) recurring donation as a “Refuge Member” and we’ll mail you Refuge candles four times a year. These candles are handmade by refugees in Omaha Nebraska. You give, we give.

SHOW
YOUR SUPPORT.
GET THE SHIRT.

We’ve created Refugees Welcome and Immigrants Welcome t-shirts to show support for our refugee and immigrant family, friends and neighbors. They come in several colors and have a soft, comfortable feel. Buy a t-shirt and spread the love. REC receives a part of the proceeds of every shirt sold.

DONATE HOUSEHOLD
GOODS & SUPPLIES.
IMPACT A FAMILY.

Families typically arrive with only one or two bags of belongings – you can help them get a fresh start. Household items, furniture, toiletries and clothing are needed. Plus, we now offer scheduled pickup – choose a pickup time that is convenient for you. See a list below of donation suggestions.

Donated Items Needed

This is a list of common items needed when a new family arrives. Due to pandemic concerns, most of our staff are currently working from home and not at the office to receive drop-off donations.  Please call or clink the link above to schedule a donation or pick up time.  Thank you!


GENTLY USED ITEMS

Kitchen Supplies

  • Pots and Pans
  • Glasses
  • Mixing bowls
  • Glass baking dishes
  • Can openers
  • Silverware
  • Plates
  • Bowls
  • Spatulas
  • Frying pans
  • Serving utensils
  • Knives
  • Tea sets

Household Goods

  • Lamps
  • Brooms
  • Trash cans
  • Laundry baskets
  • Alarm clocks
  • Kitchen chairs
  • Brooms
  • Cell phones
  • Dressers or drawers*
  • Couches*
  • Kitchen table*

NEW SUPPLIES/TOILETRIES

Cleaning Supplies

  • Bathroom/kitchen cleanser
  • Sponges or cleaning rags
  • Paper towels
  • Light bulbs
  • Toilet bowl brush
  • Trash bags
  • Mops
  • Brooms
  • Laundry detergent
  • Dish soap

Toiletries

  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet paper
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Towels

DONATIONS
HELP US
HELP
REFUGEES


Refugees come to America for one reason – safety. These are mothers, fathers, children (more than half are children), all fleeing war and persecution.  They are in our country legally, hoping for a safe haven.  And as good, kindhearted Nebraskans, we can help them get started on their road towards self-sufficiency and The American Dream.

Your donation can equip newcomers with the tools necessary to support themselves, give their children proper homes and warm meals, and have a chance at a better life. Everything you contribute adds up to a life renewed. They’re not asking for a lot. Just a chance. And as Nebraskans, we pitch in and help our neighbors when they need it. We know that Nebraska is stronger is when everyone succeeds— together.