Since 1978, Refugee Resettlement Office has helped thousands of people. More than half of those helped are children.
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 who are 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.
Ways You Can Donate
The Refugee Resettlement Office does not ask for fees for most of the services we provide. Our office depends on the generosity of individuals in the community, like you, to provide items for refugees in need.
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
· Shampoo and Conditioner
· Razors and Shaving Cream
· Feminine Hygiene Products
· Set of Bed Sheets
· Pillows and Pillowcases
· Multi-Surface Spray Cleaner
· Comet w/Bleach
· Glass Cleaner
· Toilet Bowl Cleaner
· Laundry Detergent
· Dish Soap
· Garbage Cans with Bags
· Mattresses (twin or full)
· Box Springs (twin or full)
· Bed Frames (twin or full)
· 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
Don’t Accept: Desks, office chairs, bookshelves, cabinets, media centers, king-size mattresses or springs, bunk beds, mattress pads, large appliances (washer and dryer), rugs, food, used pillows/towels/sheets, used clothes or any items needing repair: rips, stains, tears, pet damage, missing pieces.
Do Accept(New or Lightly Used): Trash cans, lamps, brooms/mop (new), vacuums, mattress (twin/full – call for queen), box spring (twin/full – call for queen), dresser, dining table, chairs, sofas, unexpired car seats, baby wipes/diapers (call ahead), T.V.’s, lightbulbs, alarm clocks with radio
New Donation Instructions
Drop off donations by appointment only
Must send photo to Marianna to confirm acceptance and pickup
For donation pick-up we require one week notice
The 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.
Thank you to all of our donors! Thank you to 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.Your support is greatly appreciated!