Donate Furniture & Household Goods

Thank you for your generosity and interest in donating, however, we are not currently accepting furniture items at this time. We will be accepting items in the coming months.

In the coming weeks, we will need furniture and household goods donations. We are in the process of securing storage space in order to accept them. We will update this page as soon as we are ready to receive those donations. We appreciate your patience.

Refugees often arrive in this country with very few material possessions. Making their initial needs great. Catholic Charities relies 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 condition. 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. 

Our current needs are:

  • Dining tables and chairs
  • Sofas (no sleeper sofas or recliners)
  • Side chairs
  • Coffee tables and side tables
  • Dressers
  • Nightstands
  • Dishes, cookware, bakeware, and flatware
  • Cooking knives
  • Bed and bath (New only)
  • Blankets (New only)
  • Floor and table lamps
  • Gently used washer/dryer set
  • Strollers – double or single

We cannot accept:

  • Cribs/ baby items
  • Electronics, including televisions
  • Window treatments
  • Toys and books
  • Appliances (except for gently used washer/dryer set)
  • Decor, including rugs, mirrors and wall art
  • Mattresses
  • King size beds and bedding

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

General Contact Information

Asheville: Donations needs are ever-evolving and are often based on need.  Please send details of the items you have to offer.  Donations should be clean and in good condition.   Questions?  Email:  Specific refugee-related needs are listed on our Sign-Up here.

Charlotte: Please email Mohamed Ali at with a list and photos of items, along with donor contact information and pick up location. If you have questions, call 704-370-3251.

Winston-Salem: Furniture and household items are not generally accepted at this location. Questions?  Call: 336-727-0705