Support Our Program

Your gift will help us continue to improve the quality of life for refugees and immigrants by providing direct services in resettlement, employment, education, mental health, teen programming, case management and immigration legal services.

Last month, the YMCA of Greater Houston’s Trafficked Persons Assistance Program (TPAP) collaborated with law enforcement and the Human Trafficking Reduce Alliance Task Force to work a sting operation in Fort Bend County, Texas. The investigation resulted in the arrest of 46 people and the rescue of five human trafficking victims. The YMCA was the lead agency on the scene, providing various services to the sex trafficking victims, including basic needs such as water, food, change of clothes, safety planning, transportation, & more. If you would like to donate to help these survivors, please contact Jaimie.Keller@ymcahouston.org to coordinate. We are in need of fast food & grocery gift cards, new clothes, Walmart gift cards to purchase phones to keep in communication with the survivors, and more.

See below for more information on in-kind donations.

Make An In-Kind Donation

YMCA International Services resettles refugees from all around the world that are forced to flee their home countries because of fear of persecution or death. As we continually set up apartments for newly-arriving refugee families, we are always in need of used furniture in good condition.

Although we do not have space available to accept all large donations, please consider making a donation of any of the following items:

  • Furniture; new and used (beds, dressers, tables, chairs, desks, couches, etc.)
  • Household items (dishes, silverware, pots and pans)
  • Cleaning supplies; newly purchased
  • Towels, washcloths, and linens
  • Small appliances
  • Baby items (strollers, diapers, clothing, etc.)
  • ESL supplies (lined paper, dictionaries, pencils and candy)
  • Large appliances (refrigerators, washers, dryers, etc.)

Unfortunately, at this time we cannot accept:

  • Large appliances (refrigerators, washers, dryers, etc.)
  • Queen and King size beds
  • Water beds
  • Lawn mowers

To schedule a donation, please contact our Operations Coordinator by calling 713-339-9015 or by submitting an inquiry.