International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Goods We Need for Refugees


The IRC in Atlanta is committed to bringing our refugee clients from harm to home.  As a part of that commitment, we provide them with necessities – such as clothing and household items – they will need to start rebuilding their lives in Georgia.  To do this, the IRC relies on donated items from community partners that are passed into the hands of our clients free of charge either through our Resettlement Shop or as part of an initial apartment setup.

Refugee clients in the Resettlement Shop
Photo: Vanessa Hayward


Below is a list of items that are always in demand as we strive to meet the needs of our refugee clients.  Donations can be made by bringing items to the IRC in Atlanta office at 2305 Parklake Drive, Atlanta, GA 30345 from Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm. We accept both new and gently used items.  If you are interested in donating items or have any questions, please contact Duncan de la Feld at or 678-636-8928.


Men's Clothing
Women's Clothing
Children's Clothing
Shoes (Esp. Black Shoes with Rubber Soles)
Winter Coats
       **Particularly small and medium sizes**

Household and Kitchen Items
Towels and Linens
Non-Perishable Food Items
Book Bags
School Supplies


We are also able accept a limited variety of large furniture items to use in apartment setups, and have the occasional ability to do pickups.  Pickups will depend on the items, distance from our office, and availability of our truck, and can be scheduled by contacting Duncan de la Feld at 678 636 8928 or  The furniture items we use are:

Love seats
Dining tables
Dining chairs


There are a few items that we are unable to accept, but we are happy to refer donors to organizations that are able to take them.  These are:

Items Requiring Repairs in Order to Work
Perishable Food Items
Ripped, Torn or Stained Clothing
Used Car Seats
Used Mattresses or Bed Frames

We are also collecting donations to assist in the growth of our New Roots Program, where new refugee residents develop knowledge, opportunity, and access to the tools and resources needed to make healthy choices for themselves and their families in their new homes. Items needed for our New Roots community garden are:

Buckets and Bins
Hoes, Shovels, Pitchforks, and Rakes
Irrigation Hoses and Joints
Pruners and Trowels
Seeds, Plant Material, and Fertilizer
Tailgate Tents
Wheelbarrows and Tillers