One of the most effective ways to support refugees in the Triangle area is through a financial contribution! These flexible funds are ready to meet needs as they arise and to support critical services such as employment training and ESL courses.
You can give a one-time gift or become a monthly donor with CWS Durham. If you would like to put your money to work for Durham’s refugee community, please head to https://cwsrdu.org/give/ to make your contribution today!
FURNITURE AND HOME ITEM DONATIONS:
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 Soni Muragizi at CWS Durham, 112 S. Duke St Suite 4B, Durham NC 27701. 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 larger 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. We do not pick up from Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Cary, Carrboro, etc. All smaller donation items can be delivered to our office anytime between 10 AM and 2 PM Monday through Thursday, as our office is closed on Fridays.
USED ITEMS THAT WE ACCEPT:
-twin, double/full, or queen size bed mattresses // boxsprings // bed frames // linens
-new pillows // mattress pads
-small dressers // small shelves // floor lamps // kitchen tables // dining 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
USED ITEMS THAT WE DO NOT ACCEPT:
-king size beds or bedding
-beds, bedding, or pillows with stains, tears, or other damages
-beds that are older than 10 years old
-mattresses without boxsprings, or boxsprings without mattresses
-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 // pint glasses with graphics
-large appliances like stoves // washer & dryer // refrigerators // microwaves
-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)