Refugees & vulnerable immigrants often flee their homes at a moment's notice.
By providing Welcome Kits, you are helping to ensure that refugees and immigrants are able to spend those funds on other necessary costs such as rent and weekly groceries. There are many types of welcome kits to choose from. Each kit contains basic items that can be purchased at most retail stores like Walmart, Target, Dollar Stores, and Costco. The amount spent on each kit may vary.
Put together a couple of kits at home or organize your community to do a drive.
For an easier-to-store option, mail gift cards to our office!
Step 1: Download the Lists
Welcome Kits provide the basic household items people need as they begin a new life in our community.
Step 2: Mobilize
Share the list and start assembling your kits! Packing everything in plastic containers with lids and labeling your kit makes storage and delivery easier.
Step 3: Deliver your kits
Once your kits are ready, deliver them to our office anytime Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm. We're still closed to the public, but please leave them by the inner door.
More tips for a successful Welcome Kit Drive
- Pre-make bins with the kit lists taped to the outside. It makes it easier to remember to actually fill it up and bring it back AND the bins come in handy during apartment setups.
- Host a packing party where people bring supplies and assemble the kits together. You can also make "Welcome to our community" greeting cards.
- Gift cards needed! Cards for $15-$50 to Amazon, Target, and Walmart are especially helpful.