Baskets, Bins & Donations
To make a financial donation click the link below:
Constructing baskets & bins for newly arrived refugees is a fun and effective way to get involved. Without the help of our volunteers, refugee families would have to pay for these items on their own upon arriving in New Mexico. Providing them with supplies they need immediately, helps refugees on a path towards financial stability.
Types of baskets & bins we need:
Welcome Baskets – Given to newly arrived refugees and refugee families. If you’re interested in creating a basket click here.
Apartment Bins – Provide refugees with basic items required upon their arrival. If you’re interested in creating a bin click here.
Baby Baskets – These baskets provide newly arrived refugees who are expecting or have recently had a child. If you’re interested in creating a basket click here.
Hygiene Baskets – Provide refugees with the basic hygiene items needed when they first arrive to New Mexico. If you’re interested in making a basket click here.
Bus Passes – Newly arrived refugees rely on public transportation to get around. Donated bus passes or booklets help a refugee attend ESL classes or get to work. Contact your local office to determine which type of pass is most beneficial in your area.
Gift Cards – A $20 gift card can be a life-line for a refugee waiting for their first paycheck. Contact your local office for a list of stores most beneficial in your area.
Other Items – We rely on donations of gently used items from the community to be able to give refugees a warm welcome! We do pickups for furniture, but please understand that we are a small operation and we generally are not able to pick up with short notice and on the weekend. Please click here for a list of accepted items.
If you would like to donate furniture, click here to review a list of accepted items. If the items you would like to donated are listed, please click here to submit your donation for approval. Please note we have limited storage space and are not able to accept all donations. If your donation submission is approved our Donations Coordinator will contact you to schedule a pick-up.