In Phoenix, Ariz., loading donated furniture for the apartment of a soon-to-arrive refugee family.
Volunteer your time and make new friends
Set up an apartment Gather and store furniture and household items and set up the family’s apartment the week or weekend before they arrive in the United States.
Welcome a family home Cook the family a culturally appropriate and familiar meal for their day of arrival. Greet the family at the airport. Welcome them to their new home!
Transport Transport refugees to appointments – doctors’ appointments, job interviews, ESL classes, etc.
Teach Tutor children, practice conversational English or help teach English as a Second Language (ESL).
Mentor Befriend a refugee or refugee family.
Orient Provide cultural orientation or explore the city together.
Hold a donations drive
Organize a donation drive for furniture, household goods, personal care supplies, etc. Host an event or a party at your church, home or office.
Collect furniture and household items to setup an apartment Small sofas (a first home is often a small apartment) New mattresses and new or used frames – full or twin size Dressers Tables and chairs Lamps Rice cookers Alarm clocks Landline telephones Pots/pans