Make an In-Kind Donation
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.
Make an in-kind donation of basic furniture and household items in excellent, clean condition. We can't accept clothing or sofa-beds/pull-out couches.
Donations of smaller items are accepted at our office Monday through Thursdays from 9-5pm.
To inquire about donating larger furniture items, please contact our Housing and Donations Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. In your email, please include photos and descriptions of items, your contact info, and whether you would need the items picked up. Please note that our ability to pick up furniture depends on our current furniture needs, storage capacity, and distance from IRIS. We need at least two weeks’ notice to schedule a pickup.
If IRIS is not able to accept or pick up your furniture donation, another option is to make your donation to benefit Habitat for Humanity by donating to their ReStore. In New Haven County, call 203-774-7560, and in Fairfield County call 203-383-4358.
– Kitchen Supplies and Utensils
– Pots, Pans & Baking Sheets (Non-Teflon)
– Silverware & Trays
– Full Dish Sets
– Drinking Glasses
– Cooking Utensils: Can Openers, Ladles, Spatulas, Whisks Etc.
– Mixing Bowls
– Sharp Knives
– Cutting Boards
– Dish Drying Racks
– Linens (New or Clean/Like-New)
– Twin & Full Size Sheet Sets
– Comforters & Blankets (Twin & Full Sizes)
– Towels & Washcloths
– Cleaning Items (new)
– Antibacterial spray cleaner
– Dish Soap
– 13 Gallon Trash bags
– 13 Gallon Garbage Cans
– Plungers & Toilet Bowl Brushes
– Toiletries (new)
– Toothpaste & Toothbrushes
– Shampoo & Conditioner
– Hand & Body Soap
– Shaving Cream
– Feminine Hygiene Products
– Combs/ Brushes
– Misc. Items Needed
– Cloth Shopping Bags
– Notebooks and Pens
– Alarm Clocks
– Pillows (new)
– Bagged vacuum cleaners
– Medical kits
Kitchen tables and chairs
Guitars (Acoustic, Nylon/Classical, Electric or Bass Guitar)
One set of Monitors or Speakers to be used for classroom music
Working iPads (Used or New, no cracked glass)
Guitar chord books
Your donations are tax-deductible. THANK YOU!
As of 1/1/18, our legal name is Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services Inc., and our new EIN is 06-0653044. If you would like more information about IRIS, including our IRS form 990, audited financial reports and annual budget, please view our giveGreater profile found here.