The majority of in-kind donations accepted by the IRC in San Diego are distributed to newly-arrived refugee families to provide assistance during their first months in the United States.
Currently, we are collecting specific items most commonly needed by the families we serve.
- IRC in San Diego Current In-Kind Needs & Instructions
With the vehicle-dependent culture that is so prevalent in most of the U.S. and especially Southern California, a donated car can be life-changing for a new refugee struggling with mobility.
Donated vehicles help refugees travel to work, regain control over their lives, and achieve self-sufficiency. A new vehicle is certain to be the "lift" a refugee needs to move from surviving to thriving in San Diego, and a potential tax deduction for you
Ready to donate your car to the IRC? Want to learn more? Contact Laurel.Dalsted [at] Rescue.org.
The IRC only accepts donations of vehicles that are in running condition and have a current inspection sticker.