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Other Ways to Help

Refugees are still arriving in Maine and we are running low on supplies. Maybe you are part of a group which would like to put together a basket of kitchen or bathroom or bedding items. That would be so helpful to us!

Here’s how we work: We are responsible for outfitting a household for each new family according to Federal guidelines. We have only enough storage space to keep these mandated items, unlike some pantries or thrift shops, where shoppers can browse and choose. We really need your help in managing the flow of only what we need, which may not match up with everything you would like to give. We ask for your understanding.

Below are lists of what we need at this time. PLEASE GIVE ONLY WHAT IS ASKED FOR and please be sure items are clean and in very, very good condition. New items are greatly appreciated.

Please bring items to Refugee and Immigration Services, 80 Sherman Street, Portland, 207-523-2723.

Thank you! You make an enormous difference in welcoming people who have had to leave everything familiar.

The donations we are most in need of at this time are:

  • Winter boots for children and adults
  • Winter jackets for children and adults
  • Shower curtain hooks
  • Twin bed blankets/bedspreads
  • New pillows

Thanks again to all our generous donors.