The Refugee Resettlement Office is a non-profit agency which provides immediate shelter, food and clothing to hundreds of refugees each year when they first arrive in the Seattle area. Our clients come from countries throughout the world, fleeing war, political oppresion and religious persecution. We assist in cultural adjustment, language, and the basics of day-to-day living. Our employment program helps many individuals obtain living-wage jobs and move promptly off the welfare rolls. We annually place an average of 300 people in new jobs.
While affiliated with the Diocese of Olympia, we do not discriminate in any way regarding the provisions of services. Our volunteers, staff and contributors - like those to whom we provide services - come from diverse religious, ethnic and national backgrounds.
Since 1978, Refugee Resettlement Office has helped thousands of people. More than half of those helped are children.
Ways You Can Donate
Refugee Resettlement Office does not ask for fees for most of the servies we provide.
Refugee Resettlement Office depends on the generosity of individuals in the community, like you, to provide items for people in need and much less fortunate than most folks.
Household Items for Incoming Families
For each incoming refugee family, we provide the following items. If you have any of these supplies that are in good condition, we would appreciate the donation! Your support helps defray the cost for a family. Please contact Marianna at firstname.lastname@example.org to donate or with any questions.
· Tableware Sets
· Set of Dishes
(plate, bowl, cup)
· Pots and Pens
· Mixing/Serving Bowls
· Kitchen Utensils
· Can openers
· Cutting Board
· Dish Cloths
· Trash Can
· Toilet Paper
· Set of Bed Sheets
· Pillows and Pillowcases
· Dish soap
· Kitchen Cleanser
· Sponges & Cleaning Rugs
· Paper towels
· Laundry Detergent
· Waste Baskets andTrash Bags
· Mop and Broom
· Box Springs
· Bed Frames
· Set of Drawers, shelves or other unit for storage of clothing
· Kitchen Table
· Kitchen Chairs
· Lamps and Light Bulbs
· Alarm Clocks (w radio if possible)
· Paper and Pens/Pencils
Refugee Resettlement Office is also happy to accept financial donations. All Financial Donations assist our office in covering overhead costs, purchasing food, clothing and furniture for our clients, and assisting in expanding our services.
For more information on donating to RRO, feel free to e-mail us at email@example.com or call us at (206) 323-3152.
ESL Student Sponsorship
Due to insufficient funding and strict eligibility guidelines, every month we are forced to turn away many eager to learn students. If you wish to sponsor an ESL student or donate school supplies such as notebooks and pencils, please contact Bryan at firstname.lastname@example.org 206.323.3152.
We would like to thank all last year's donors, whose contributions strengthened our programs and enabled us to provide more help to the Seattle area refugee community.
Willis R Brown Grace Church Robert Scott Cline and Carolyn L Cohen Gina M Cohen Leslie A Dutton Gary Epstein and Susan Kunimatsu Mark Hope Duane L Jonlin Glenn W Kadish and Jeanette O Heard Paul Kassen M Sue McCabe Ira Rubinstein Edward M Siegel Construction Linda Rose Slater David J Thouless Ann Thurley Trinity Thrift Shop
and Dayna Provitt and all the parents and children at the King Street Cooperative Preschool who annually organize a Holiday Gift and Toy Drive for the Refugee Resettlement Office kids.