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Items needed for refugees in Wichita

Prior to their arrival in Wichita, the IRC must set up a household for newly arriving refugees that includes essential items. One way community members and organizations can contribute is to donate these household goods which allows clients to utilize the limited resettlement funds on pressing needs, such as rent and utilities, as they work towards self-sufficiency.

Your support in cash or in-kind is welcome and greatly appreciated not only by the IRC but by the clients who benefit.  Donation kits are listed below along with an estimated cost for each. If you prefer to make a monetary donation, IRC will gladly purchase kits on your behalf. As new refugee families arrive, the kits will be distributed to clients who need them!

For more questions about Welcome Kits please email VolunteerKS [at] Rescue.org or call 316-361-2792.

Bedroom Box (Twin Bed) - $50

  • Twin sheet set (fitted and flat), including one pillow case
  • One twin bedding comforter
  • One regular size pillow
  • One bath towel
  • One washcloth
  • One hanging closet organizer
  • Hangers

Bedroom Box (Full Bed) - $95

  • Full sheet set (fitted and flat), including two pillow cases
  • One full size bedding comforter
  • Two regular size pillows
  • Two bath towels
  • Two washcloths
  • Two hanging closet organizers
  • Hangers

Work Bag - $80

  • Backpack
  • Pens/Pencils
  • Notepad
  • Folder
  • Planner
  • Lunchbox
  • Water bottle
  • Watch
  • Umbrella

Kitchen Starter Box - $25

  • Set of cookware, including: stock pot, two saucepans, large frying pan
  • Set of baking dishes, 5 pieces
  • Can opener
  • Set of 3 cooking spoons/ utensils
  • Set of 3 knives
  • Hand towels
  • Small cutting board
  • Pot holder
  • Tupperware set
  • Dish drainer

Gift Card - $25

  • Walmart
  • Kroger/Dillon's
  • VISA
  • $40 Payless
  • Straight Talk-for wireless service

Day Pack (for new arrival) - $20

  • Backpack
  • Pens
  • Notebook
  • Folder

Cell Phone Starter Kit - $90

  • Walmart phone
  • $35 Straight Talk prepaid plan
  • SIM card

Miscellaneous Items - $25

  • Alarm clock
  • Floor lamp
  • First Aid Kit

Bathroom Starter Box - $15

  • Shower curtain and liner
  • Shower rod
  • Shower rings
  • Bathroom rug
  • 2 bathroom hand towels
  • Small bathroom waste basket
  • Hand soap

Household Cleaning Starter Box - $25

  • Dish soap
  • Cleaning rags
  • All-purpose cleaner
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Broom and dust pan/ Mop
  • Laundry detergent
  • Package of light bulbs
  • Garbage bags
  • Trash can, with lid preferred

Personal Hygiene Box (Female) - $15
*Full size items only

  • Shampoo
  • Bar soap
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Sanitary pads
    *(tampons not culturally appropriate)
  • Deodorant
  • Package razors
  • Shaving cream
  • Lotion

Personal Hygiene Box (Male) - $15

*Full size items only

  • Shampoo
  • Bar soap
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Package razors
  • Shaving cream
  • Lotion

Adult/ Children's Dining Box - $25

  • Flatware set, 4 pieces, including:
    Fork, knife, and spoon
  • Dining set, 4 pieces, including:
    Dinner plate, bowl, glass, and mug

Baby/Toddler Dining Box - $10

  • Small sippy cup
  • Small plastic plate and bowl
  • Child fork and spoon

Baby Box - $50

  • Baby shampoo/soap
  • Baby lotion
  • Diapers (contact office for size needed)
  • Baby wipes
  • 2 Baby bottles
  • Baby bowl
  • Baby plate
  • Baby silverware (plastic fork and spoon)

Winter Box (November through February)- $70
*New or like new items

  • Coat
  • Hat
  • Mitten
  • Glove
  • Scarf
  • Socks