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Three Ways You Can Make a Difference

DONATE $$.
BECOME A
REFUGEE 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 “Refugee 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.

Refugee families arrive with only one bag in hand – your help is needed for a fresh start. Kitchen/bathroom supplies and gently used furniture are a need. Plus, we now offer scheduled pickup – choose a pickup time that is convenient for you. We come to you, it’s that easy.  See a list below of donation suggestions.

Donated Items Needed

This is a list of common items needed when a new family arrives. Please drop off any items at our office Mon-Fri between 9am-5pm.


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

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 have come to America for one reason only – safety. These are mothers, fathers, children (more than half are children), all fleeing war and persecution. They can’t even grasp “the American dream.” They are in our country legally, looking for a safe haven. At this point, they need their basic needs met. And as good, kindhearted Nebraskans, we can help them.

Your donation can provide these newcomers with the tools they need 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 saved. 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.