Please click here to make a direct monetary donation to CWS-Durham refugee resettlement office. In making a tax deductible donation to the CWS Refugee Resettlement Program in Durham, you are supporting serving refugees and immigrants in the Triangle.

*****CWS Durham would like to thank Joe and Karalyn Colopy for their support of CWS’s Refugee Solidarity Initiative! Joe and Karalyn have given $10,000 through the Colopy Family Foundation to support CWS Durham’s Community Organizing efforts towards making North Carolina a more welcoming place for refugees. Their gift will support community trainings on refugee resettlement, and makes new engagement initiatives possible with North Carolinians living outside of traditional resettlement zones. So much gratitude for this generosity when it’s more important than ever for our state to be a welcoming one! #RefugeesWelcome #GreaterAs1 *****


We have created an Amazon WishList for commonly used home items for new arrivals. Please view it here and send any and all items on this list to the attention of Nasseer Naji at CWS Durham, 112 S. Duke St Suite 4B, Durham NC 27701.


-twin, double/full, or queen size bed mattresses // boxsprings // bed frames // linens
-new pillows // mattress pads
-small dressers // small shelves // floor lamps // kitchen tables // chairs.
-dishes and silverware // pots and pans
-limited appliances and items like rice cookers // vaccuum cleaners // alarm clocks // trash cans // tea kettles // school supplies // new toiletteries


-king size beds or bedding
-used pillows // used mattress pads
-beds or bedding with stains, tears, or other damages
-beds that are older than 10 years old
-bed frames with headboards or footboards that cannot be disassembled
-fold-out couches // futons // hide-a-beds // daybeds // air mattresses //
recliners // lazy-boy chairs
-knife blocks // china sets // shot glasses // stemmed wine glasses // pitchers
-large bookcases // desks // rolling office chairs // tv stands or carts
-clothing // food // toys // bicycles (unless they have been specifically requested by an ongoing donation drive)

We have limited storage space on site. It is important that we take exactly the things our clients need most upon first arriving in the US, and no more than that. If you’d like to schedule a pick-up of the larger aforementioned accepted items and live within 8 miles of our downtown office located at 112 S. Duke St, Durham NC 27701, please call us at 919 680 4310 to schedule. Due to staff time constraints and truck mileage, we do not pick up donations in Raleigh or Chapel Hill. All smaller donation items can be delivered to our office anytime between 9 AM and 5 PM Monday through Thursday, as our office is closed on Fridays.

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