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How to Help

Greatest Needs

Donating is always the best way to support our new neighbors, and our “How to Help” tab will guide you to other top needs. Below are four of our current greatest needs. Thank you for your support!

Give a Ride

We're still in need of Uber and Lyft gift cards and volunteer drivers!

If you'd like to donate a digital Uber or Lyft gift card to allow program participants to get to doctors appointments, job interviews, school enrollment, and more, please email it to or mail cards to our D.C. office, attention Development.

If you're interested in becoming a volunteer driver, visit our Volunteer page to learn more! 

Be a Mentor

We’re looking for people interested in guiding families and youth as they adjust to life here in the U.S. This can include how to access grocery stores and transportation, English conversational skills, ESL, college prep, assisting with education and employment opportunities, and more. To learn more about mentoring through one of our many programs, check out our Volunteer page or email our Engagement team! 

Donate Goods

Our current top goods needs are: 

  • Blankets (new or used)
  • Kitchenware
  • Bath Towels
  • Size 4, 5, 6 Diapers
  • Toothpaste
  • Toilet Paper
  • Men’s clothing (new or used)

Please send them to or drop them off at our Resource Center

Welcome a Refugee Family

We need you! Everyday we welcome new neighbors at LSSNCA! Join us in resettling new neighbors through our Good Neighbor Partners and Champions program. Provide a one-time, three to six-month or one-year commitment to fit your needs. Support can range from a one-time home set-up with furniture and essentials to ongoing mentoring, and up to a year of rent, and other essential support to make the DMV feel like home. 

Be a Foster Family for Unaccompanied Youth

Our foster care programs continue seeking new loving homes for unaccompanied children and refugee youth (URM). Our transitional (or short term) foster care program is seeking parents in and around Fairfax, VA and our URM program seeks parents in Maryland towns/cities bordering the District of Columbia. Spanish-speaking families and communities are most welcome!