Stock Our Shelves

Our housing department needs certain household goods to furnish apartments for newcomers — more refugees arrive each week! Your donations help make an apartment feel like a home.

Special Collections

Help stock items like kitchen tools, linens, or cleaning supplies in bulk so we can more efficiently furnish apartments. We’ll share our most current needs and coordinate a drop off date that works for you!

Seasonal Collections

Stay tuned here to learn about the next special donation drive we’re running! We will post details 4-6 weeks prior to the collection dates.

June | Summer Fun

August | Back to School

October | Winter Coats and Boots

Other Donations: Furniture, Clothing, Food, etc.

Due to storage limitations and staff capacity, RefugeeOne cannot accept furniture, food, clothing, or other donations outside of what is listed above. We recommend contacting these partner organizations for specific items.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!


Chicago Furniture Bank
​​(312) 752-0211

Personal Care Items, Food, Seasonal Clothes

Care for Real
​(773) 769-6182

Baby Items

Share Our Spare
(773) 657-3117

Clothing, Miscellaneous

Family Tree Resale
Mention RefugeeOne when you donate to earn vouchers for program participants!


Refugee Community Connection
Post items on their Facebook page or drop off items at a “free store.”

Looking to give items for asylum seeking migrants arriving to Chicago?

Contact your local alderperson’s office to find out what local efforts are being organized in your neighborhood. You can also now purchase urgently needed items for our new neighbors directly from this online registry managed for the city through Instituto del Progreso Latino. Visit to find out more.