Donations

There Are Several Ways You Can Help Refugees

The best way to help new Americans get off to a good start is to make a tax-deductible donation to IRIS. It will be used where most needed to directly benefit refugees.

A gift in your will or living trust, known as a charitable bequest, ensures that IRIS will remain a national leader in welcoming refugees.

When IRIS welcomes refugees to begin a new life in New Haven, we need to turn an empty apartment into a home. Your donations of furniture and household goods make this possible. 

Host a fundraiser and help IRIS support refugees access healthcare, prepare for jobs, learn English, attend wellness activities like soccer and sewing groups, and much, much more.

When refugees arrive in the US, their mobility is severely limited. Giving a car to a refugee family allows them access to opportunities and services across the state.

Each day, IRIS is abuzz with adults learning English and children preparing to start school for the first time in the US.  You can help them!