We could also use help with school uniforms: many refugee students are in need of white tops and blue bottoms (pants or skirts). We would greatly appreciate donations of new or clean/very gently used
clothing for refugees starting a new school year. Girls and boys
clothes of all sizes are needed. Again, all donations are
tax-deductible, and these can be brought straight to the IRIS office--
please just indicate that they're school uniforms when you're dropping
them off. Thank you!! If you have any questions, please contact Tanya
Adametz, Education Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (203)
IRIS is excited to announce a new partnership with Helping Hands Community Thrift Store & Furniture Bank, LLC to meet the furniture and clothing needs of our refugee clients.
If you have furniture, household goods, or clothing to donate, please bring them to Helping Hands at 1593 State St., or contact them at (203) 782-4800 to arrange for pick up of large furniture items. Please tell them that IRIS referred you, so that items needed to set up apartments for new refugees will be set aside for IRIS; other items will be sold in their thrift store and a portion of the sales will be given to IRIS.
If you have questions, please call us at IRIS for more details: 203 562 2095
Like to bargain shop? Have a group of friends looking for a community service project?
IRIS would greatly appreciate donations of the following items (new only, please), which we need to provide to every refugee when they arrive to CT. Any amount and combination of items would be welcome.
Hygiene Items: Deodorant, soap, shampoo & conditioner, toilet paper, tissues
Cleanings Items: Broom, mop, garbage cans, roll/box of garbage bags, bleach, dish soap, laundry detergent, sponges, cleaning detergent (Pine sol, etc.)
Linens: Bath towel, washcloth, pillow
Miscellaneous: Alarm clock, lightbulbs, notebooks and pens
Please contact Chris George if you would like to organize a specific donation drive.
We also collect:
If you have a good, safe, mechanically sound car that you no longer need, please consider donating it to IRIS. We need it for:
Please contact IRIS at: 203-562-2095 or email@example.com
Remember, your goods donations are tax deductible. THANK YOU!