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.

There are many ways you are able to give:

  • Make a tax deductible donation to the YMCA of Greater Houston
  • Make an in-kind donation
  • Mail a check to YMCA International Services

Year-round Assistance

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.

Make a Financial Contribution

Assistance for Afghan Refugees

Our Afghan brothers and sisters who have risked their lives protecting and assisting U.S. troops are arriving in Houston. YMCA International Services is actively receiving eligible Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) cases for those that can secure travel out of Afghanistan. We anticipate serving almost 300 Afghan SIVs by the end of September and we are committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment and meeting their critical needs. Join the solution and see how you can help below:

  1. Purchase an item from our Amazon Wishlist HERE. Items purchased will go directly to Afghan SIV families arriving in Houston. Our number one need right now is for new mattresses. (We unfortunately cannot take gently used mattresses at this time.
    • Gift cards- Walmart and Amazon
    • Beds- Mattress and Bed Frame  Double and Twin as well As Bunk Bed Sets
    • Tea kettle
    • TV- with Roku
    • Cups
    • Pressure cookers
    • Microwave
    • Blankets
    • Children’s clothing- Ideally Gift Cards to Clothing Stores
    • Video Game Consoles for Children
  2. Drop off new household items at our office located at 6300 Westpark Drive, Suite 600, Houston TX 77057. Most needed items include: gift cards- Walmart and Amazon, beds-mattress and bed frame-double and twin as well as bunk bed sets, tea kettle, TV- with Roku, cups, pressure cookers, microwave, blankets, children’s clothing- ideally gift cards to clothing stores, video game consoles for children
  3. Share this urgent need with your friends, family, and on your social media. Those interested in assisting can text YMCAHouston to 24365 for more information.
  4. Donate by clicking the button below, or by mailing or dropping off a check to YMCA International Services.
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