URGENT NEED: The Refugee Resettlement Program of Catholic Charities of Dallas is asking supporters to generously donate household items to assist them with resettling refugees in Dallas.

These items include:
Shampoo
Bath soap
Dish soap
Toothpaste & Toothbrushes
Razors & Shaving Cream
Deodorant (men/women)
Shower Curtain liners and rings
Diapers (size 1 to 5)
Gift cards for Kroger

Furniture
Cribs
Dining tables & chairs
Dressers
Lamps
Sofas

 

 

 

Kitchenware
Flatware
Pots & Pans (all sizes)
Dishes, plates and bowls
Mixing and serving bowls
Cooking spoons, spatulas, and other utensils
Can openers and veggie peelers
Colander/Strainer
Tea Kettles
Rice Cookers

Bed & Bath
Towels and washcloths
Sheets (twin and double size)
Pillows
Alarm clocks and radios
Vacuum cleaners
Televisions and radios

Misc. Household Items
Brooms
Buckets
Mops
Ironing boards
Laundry Detergent
Laundry Baskets/Bags

You can drop off donations of new and gently used items at Catholic Charities of Dallas Refugee and Empowerment Services, located at 9451 LBJ Fwy Suite 100, Dallas, TX 75243. Our office hours are Monday-Thursday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm and Friday 8:00am to 1:00pm. Or, you can deliver items to our Central Services office at 9461 LBJ Freeway, Suite 128, Dallas, Texas 75243, Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm.

Questions? Please call Maureen Dunlap, Volunteer & Special Projects Coordinator at 214-520-6590 ext. 123 (or email mdunlap@ccofdallas.org) or call Dana Bacallado, RES Volunteer Coordinator at 214- 553-9909 ext 112 or email dbacallado@mrs.catholiccharitiesdallas.org.

More information about Refugee and Empowerment Services

Who is a refugee?  A refugee is someone who has been forced to flee his or her country because of persecution, war, or violence. A refugee has a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group. Most likely, they cannot return home or are afraid to do so. War and ethnic, tribal and religious violence are leading causes of refugees fleeing their countries.

Thousands of refugees flee their homelands each year, leaving behind everything they once had in order to start a new life in the United States. More than any other entity in the country, Catholic Charities of Dallas, Inc. works with the United States government to shelter these victims of circumstance.  Our Refugee Resettlement Program is responsible for assisting hundreds of refugees each year with starting a new life in Dallas.  The program assists with transportation from the airport upon arrival, apartment rent and furnishings (kitchen appliances, cookware, dinnerware, bedding, toiletries, etc.), ESL classes, cultural orientation, job placement services, and much more.

For more information about Catholic Charities of Dallas, and the programs and services offered, please visit www.CCofDallas.org.