Financial donations can be made to:
United Way of Hampshire County
71 King Street
Northampton, MA 01060
Please earmark checks to: Welcome Home Refugee Resettlement Fund

You can also donate online

Because we anticipate a small number of refugee families arriving, we need only a limited number of items. We are collecting some furniture and household items.

We are asking for gift certificates for most items of clothing, as we do not have the space nor capacity to sort through all kinds of clothing. We will consider some items like very gently used heavy sweaters and winter jackets. We recommend gift cards from: JCPenny, TJ Maxx, Marshall's, and Old Navy.

Please see below for a list of the many kits we are seeking for specific groups of things that are both necessary to a household and will help create home. Putting together a kit is a great way for you, your family, your faith or civic group, your school or your work place to welcome our new neighbors.

Please contact the Donations Committee to donate household goods or furniture:

All items for donation should be new or very gently used


We are purchasing new beds for our families. Consider donating the cost of a bed and bed frame for a child or adult. We suggest earmarked financial donations through United Way of Hampshire County (details above) or donations of gift cards from Bob's Discount Store. Gift cards from other stores that sell bedroom furniture are also welcome. We will also be accepting donations for the following list of items:

  • 17 Queen size beds
  • 34 Twin size beds
  • 20 Dining tables
  • 120 Dining chairs
  • 20 Microwaves
  • 20 Small couches or sofas
  • 20 Coffee tables
  • 40 Easy chairs
  • 30-40 Bedroom dressers
  • Lamps
  • Floor Rugs
  • 20-40 Night stands
  • 20 Vacuum cleaners
  • Framed artwork for walls

We will also accept donations for an on-going collection of the following household goods:

  • Toothpaste
  • Shampoo
  • Soap and shower gel
  • Deodorant
  • Razors & shave cream
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Kleenex
  • Diapers
  • Baby wipes
  • Sanitary pads


Consider donating a Welcome Kit

If you would like to assemble a Welcome Kit, please contact to coordinate. Items for welcome kits should be new. 

kitchen kit

Place settings for six people
Silverware for six people
Set of knives
Cutting boards
Silverware holder
Mixing bowls
Measuring cups and spoons
Can opener
Dish towels and potholders
Dish soap and sponges
Dishwasher soap
Plastic wrap
Consider adding:
Coffee pot
Rice cooker
Baking pans
Glass or plastic Tupperware

Cooking kit

Full set of pots and pans
Wooden spoons, scraper, spatula, etc.

household KIT

Trash bags
Wastebaskets for kitchen and bathroom
Broom & dust pan
All-purpose cleaner
Paper towels
Light bulbs
Pens and paper
Alarm clocks
Please consider adding:
Vacuum cleaner and vacuum bags

bedroom kit

Pillows & pillow cases
Queen and twin sheet sets
Mattress protectors

baby kit

Car seat
Gift Cards

youth kit

Gift cards for clothing
Art supplies
Music player or radio
Please consider purchasing:
iPad, tablet or computer
Paid internet service for 6-12 months


Stuffed animals
Dolls and action figures
Alphabet and number flashcards
Learning games
Art supplies

kits for women

Crochet yarn and hooks and/or
Knitting yarn and needles and/or
Embroidery thread and needles and/or
Sewing fabric, needles, and scissors
Art supplies
Easy to read books for small children
Flashcards: alphabet, numbers, words
Gift card for something special

other ideas for giving

Cell phone with 6-12 months service
Computer or iPad with 6-12 months of paid internet service
Air conditioners
Bicycles or motorized scooters
Musical instruments