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In-kind donation needs

Welcome newcomers to our community by organizing an in-kind donation drive or passing on gently-used, high-quality items. In-kind donations help refugee families and survivors of human trafficking as they reclaim control of their future and work toward rebuilding their lives in the Seattle area.

Donation guidelines and drop-off information

Donations may be delivered to our office located at 1200 S 192nd St, Suite 101, SeaTac, WA anytime during regular business hours (M-F, 9am-5pm). Deliveries outside of business hours may be arranged on a case-by-case basis depending on staff capacity. Unfortunately, the IRC is not able to pick up in-kind donations at this time.

Help newcomers start their new lives in the U.S. with dignity by only donating items in good, clean condition. The IRC reserves the right to request photographs of donations prior to drop-off, and to refuse donations due to poor quality. We can only accept the following items new: mattresses, pillows, cleaning supplies, hygeine items, cribs, car seats, school supplies, bike helmets.

Contact us at 206-623-2105 or Seattle [at] Rescue.org to discuss your donation and/or arrange a delivery time with our Sr. Operations and Logistics Coordinator. Once items are received, the IRC can provide a tax receipt for your donation.

Current in-kind donation needs


  • twin and full-sized sheets
  • blankets
  • towels
  • dishes and utensils
  • pots and pans
  • food storage containers
  • fans and space heaters
  • vacuum cleaners
  • small appliances, such as toasters, electric kettles, rice cookers, and microwaves
  • cleaning supplies, such as dish soap, dish cloths, all-purpose spray, sponges, paper towels, laundry detergent, mops, and brooms

HYGEINE ITEMS (full-size items preferred)

  • toilet paper
  • body soap
  • hand soap
  • shampoo and conditioner
  • lotion
  • deodorant
  • razors and shaving cream
  • pads/sanitary napkins


  • gently-used or new couches
  • dining tables and chairs
  • new mattresses (twin or full-sized)
  • bed frames


  • baby wipes and diapers (all sizes)
  • new cribs or pack 'n' plays
  • new car seats and booster seats (all ages)
  • new of gently-used strollers (all ages)



Gift cards offer refugees and surivors of trafficking the opportunity to choose for themselves the things they need, helping to reclaim power and control over their own lives. 

  • Visa/MasterCard
  • Walmart
  • Target 
  • Fred Meyer
  • Orca Cards 


We welcome new or gently used men's/women's professional-wear, as well as winter coats in fall and winter. However, we are unable to accept everyday clothing donations. Please click below to select an alternate organization, near you, that does:

Deseret Industries
Value Village
Salvation Army

DIY donation kits (requested year-round)

Team up with family, friends, colleauges, or classmates to gather items and assemble donation kits!

HYGIENE KITS (full-size items preferred)

  • toothbrush and toothpaste
  • soap
  • shampoo and conditioner
  • body wash
  • razors and shaving cream
  • lotion
  • pads/sanitary napkins


  • multipurpose cleaners
  • laundry detergent 
  • dish soap
  • kitchen and bathroom cleaners 
  • glass cleaners 
  • dish soap 
  • sponges 
  • paper towels 
  • laundry detergent


  • twin and/or full-sized bed sets
  • blankets 
  • towels and wash cloths
  • shower curtain and rings
  • bath mats


Seasonal donation needs


  • backpack (all sizes)
  • pencils
  • erasers
  • crayons
  • glue sticks
  • ruler
  • markers
  • folders
  • notebook
  • flash cards 
  • colored pencils
  • scissors


Join us in welcoming refugees to Seattle by sponsoring refugee families during our annual holiday gift drive and celebrating together at Winter Welcome Festival. Details for Winter Welcome 2019 TBA!


Throughout the months of October and November, the IRC in Seattle calls upon the community to donate gently-used or new winter coats, boots, and other winter items to distribute to newly arrived refugees. 


Further questions? Kindly contact the IRC in Seattle by calling 206-623-2105 or email Seattle [at] Rescue.org (subject: Information%20on%20donating%20to%20the%20IRC%20in%20Seattle) .