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Refugee Services In-kind Needs

Donate new or gently used items to our Refugee Services program and give our newest neighbors a warm welcome to their new home.

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Donate new or gently used supplies to our Refugee Services Program

Scroll down to see our list of current needs and items we’re unable to accept at this time.

Refugee Services

In-kind needs

Please email us at refugee@ccoregon.org to schedule a drop-off for your items.

You can also view and order needed items through our Amazon Wish List.

We are accepting the following items at this time:

  • Sofas (not sofa beds)
  • Couches
  • End tables
  • Floor lamps
  • Table lamps
  • Coffee tables
  • Night stands
  • NEW rain jackets
  • NEW winter coats
  • NEW rainboots
  • NEW umbrellas

‘Living what you believe’ Parish and Catholic Charities team up for refugee ministry 

Posted By | Catholic Charities Communications
Daily encounters with fascinating families from around the world have transformed a grateful team of volunteers from St. Ignatius Parish in Southeast Portland.  Since 2018, the parish has used a spare building to house refugees being served by Catholic Charities of Oregon. Tibbetts House, with five bedrooms, is a temporary wayside used while refugees and…

Aman's Journey to Safety and Stability

Posted By | Raeann Boero, Communications Coordinator
Without Chiles House, Aman would have been living on the streets, battling his PTSD alone and facing the additional trauma of homelessness. Thanks to Chiles House, Aman now has a safe place to heal and has access to counseling right next door at Catholic Charities’ headquarters.

OPB: Oregon refugee office’s first director talks about goals for new agency

Posted By | Raeann Boero, Communications Coordinator
Toc Soneoulay-Gillespi, has been appointed Director of Oregon’s Office of Immigrant and Refugee Advancement. Soneoulay-Gillespi shares with OPB about the new office, who it serves, and what this development means for the state of Oregon. Toc Soneoulay-Gillespi came to the United States as a refugee with her family 40 years ago. She went on to…

Catholic Sentinel: Welcome Afghan refugees

Posted By | Raeann Boero, Communications Coordinator
Catholic Charities has been resettling refugees in Oregon since the 1980s. Case Manager, Ramin Raheel, came to Oregon when he was only 17 years old from Afghanistan.  When he arrived he was welcomed at the airport by none other than Catholic Charities of Oregon. Ramin has had quite the journey since his resettlement 20 years…