Welcome newcomers to our community by organizing an in-kind donation drive or passing on new or like-new items. In-kind donations help refugee families and survivors of human trafficking as they reclaim control of their future and work toward rebuilding their lives in the Seattle area.
There are many ways to contribute in-kind goods to newcomers. Community members can donate items as individuals or families or can organize a donation drive with their community!
Donating Individual Items
Community members can use our Amazon wishlists and ship items directly to the IRC in Seattle's mailbox! For community members interested in dropping off donations "in person" please visit the FAQs
- Homegoods, health and hygiene items, and necessities wishlist
- Elementary school supply wishlist
- Secondary school supply wishlist
Welcome Home Donation Drive
Help outfit an apartment for a newcomer family or individual! Gather items from the list below or use our Amazon Wishlist and have items delivered direclty to the IRC in Seattle's mailbox.
When items from this list have been collected, contact seattle [at] rescue.org to coordinate delivery. Helpful extras include electric kettles, vacuum cleners, rice cookers, baby wipes & diapers, cribs, pack-and-plays, carseats and booster seats, strollers, ironing boards and irons, oven mitts, colanders, prepaid cellphones, and laptops and tablets. Visit the FAQs below for answers on donating furniture, organizing delivery, and other tips!
Gift Card Drive
Gift cards offer refugees and surivors of trafficking the opportunity to choose for themselves the things they need, helping to reclaim power and control over their own lives. The gift of choice is unmatched!
- Fred Meyer
Want to build slightly smaller kits? Team up with family, friends, colleauges, or classmates to gather items and assemble items to be shared with newcomer families. When items from this list have been collected, contact seattle [at] rescue.org to coordinate delivery. Visit the FAQs below for answers on donating extras, organizing delivery, and other tips!
When and how do I get items to the IRC in Seattle?
Donations may be dropped off at our office located at 1200 S 192nd St, Suite 101, SeaTac, WA during the following hours:
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are only receiving donation drop-offs by appointment. Please email Seattle [at] Rescue.org to schedule an appointment. Plan to wear a mask. Deliveries outside of business hours may be arranged on a case-by-case basis depending on staff capacity. If this is needed, please email Seattle [at] Rescue.org.
Can I mail or ship items to the IRC in Seattle?
Yes! Please mail items to:
International Rescue Committee
1200 S 192nd St, Suite 101, SeaTac, WA 98148
Can we donate used items?
Newcomers deserve start their new lives in the U.S. with dignity by receiving items in new or like-new condition. The IRC reserves the right to request photographs of donations prior to drop-off, and to refuse donations due to poor quality or transport difficulties.
We can only accept the following items new: mattresses, pillows, upolstered furinture, cleaning supplies, hygeine items, cribs, car seats, school supplies (like markers), bike helmets.
Contact us at Seattle [at] Rescue.org to discuss your donation and/or arrange a delivery with our operations team.
I have some furntiure to donate - what does that look like?
Please keep in mind that furniture must be in like-new or new condition. Furniture that is easily transported, carried, and would fit into a one or two bedroom apartment is ideal. If you're unsure if your furniture fits these specifications, please email Seattle [at] rescue.org with photos of your items.
Can we donate clothing?
We are unable to accept everyday clothing donations.
Further questions? Kindly contact the IRC in Seattle by calling 206-623-2105 or email Seattle [at] Rescue.org (subject: Information%20on%20donating%20to%20the%20IRC%20in%20Seattle) .