Strengthening Families. Building Communities. Reducing Poverty.

Donate Furniture & Household Items

Refugees often arrive in this country with few material possessions. Their initial needs are many. Catholic Charities depends on donations of gently used furniture and household items to prepare a comfortable, welcoming home for newly arriving refugee families.



Donated items must be clean and in good repair. We will not accept items that are soiled, stained, torn or broken. Cookware and bakeware should not be stained, scratched or have peeling non-stick coating. Please note: We are no longer accepting mattresses.


 Our current needs are:

  • Dining tables and chairs
  • Sofas, side chairs (no sofa beds or recliners please)
  • Coffee and side tables
  • Dressers
  • Nightstands
  • Dishes, cookware, bakeware, and flatware
  • Cooking knives
  • Clean Linens: Bed and bath
  • Blankets
  • Floor and table lamps
  • Gently used washer/dryer set


We cannot accept:

  • Cribs
  • Electronics, including televisions
  • Window treatments
  • Toys, books or clothing
  • Appliances (except for gently used washer/dryer set)
  • Decor, including rugs, mirrors and picture frames
  • Mattresses
  • King size beds and bedding


Please call the receptionist at 704-370-3262 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions or to arrange a pick-up. Tax receipts are provided for all donations.

Apartment Sponsorship

This is an opportunity for large groups to adopt a refugee family and independently manage the process of collecting donated items and setting up a household in anticipation of their arrival. Click here for details. Please contact Ashir Haji-Mohamed at 704-370-3256 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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