Thank you for donating to our refugee families resettled through LSSNCA!
- Read our Guidelines for Donations below
- If you would like to donate…
- Expect a reply within 3 - 5 business days to schedule a donation drop-off or pick-up, based on our storage capacity and donation needs
- You may be asked to complete a donation form, which you can keep for tax purposes
- Pat yourself on the back for giving to a good cause and supporting your community!
Guidelines for Donations
We accept items in very good or excellent condition that are listed on the Refugee Home Supply List. We have guidelines from the federal government as to what we can accept, so as much as we appreciate all you have to offer, sometimes we do have to decline certain donations.
Furniture, as well as linens and bedding, should be in new or gently used condition with no scratches, stains, nicks, tears, etc. We have an ongoing need for loveseats, sofas (NOT sofa beds), dressers, and kitchen/dining tables and chairs. We can take bed frames, but only mattresses and box springs if they are in new or excellent condition. We can sometimes take coffee tables and side tables if we are already picking up other items.
During Covid-19, we highly encourage you to find a way to transport your donations. As you might imagine, our staff members have limited availability. It would be a great help to us if you could drop off any furniture donations directly at a refugee client’s home, or at our storage units in Fairfax, VA or Hyattsville, MD. If you would like to schedule a time to do this, please submit a Furniture Donation Pick-Up/Drop-Off Request and send photo(s) of your items, and we will follow up with you to arrange details for your drop-off.
If you would like to donate small donations only, (e.g., linens or kitchenware) and no furniture, these can be delivered (via contactless or socially distanced drop-off) to a client’s home or at our offices in Fairfax or Hyattsville. Email Shelby at email@example.com to arrange these details!
However, we understand that this is not always possible. If there is absolutely no way for you to deliver your furniture to a family or to our storage unit, we can do our best to arrange a pick-up. Please submit a Furniture Donation Pick-Up/Drop-Off Request and send photo(s) of your items. We often pick up within a 15-mile driving radius of our Fairfax or Hyattsville offices (see below). If you live outside our pick-up radius, we suggest contacting Homes Not Borders, A Wider Circle, the Salvation Army, or another organization that may accept your donations.
Thank you again for your kindness and generosity towards refugee families in the DC Metro area!
The LSSNCA Refugee & Immigrant Services (RIS) Team
Virginia Resettlement Office
8922 Little River Turnpike
Fairfax, VA 22031
Maryland Resettlement Office
3799 East-West Hwy
Hyattsville, MD 20782