In-Kind Donations

Our Standards of Excellence
HIAS PA is only able to accept new or gently used items that are clean and in good and working condition.  We do not have the capacity to clean or fix items. Consider: Would you give this item to a loved one?

Donating Household Goods

Currently we accept the household goods listed in this document.

If your items match our needs please contact for donation drop off information with the subject line “Household Goods Donation”.

Please email this address in advance of any drives or collections on behalf of HIAS PA.

Donating Furniture

As of March 2020, HIAS PA has forged a partnership with the Philadelphia Furniture Bank.  The Philadelphia Furniture Bank collects furniture donations from the public and in turn, provides furnishings to Philadelphians in need.

All furniture donors interested in supporting immigrants and refugees should donate the furniture to the Furniture Bank. The Furniture Bank is able to provide pickup if needed – and it can also accept drop offs, which we were previously unable to accommodate.  The Furniture Bank is not able to take everything, but it does outline what it takes here

HIAS Pennsylvania's Registry

We have identified our top needs and shared them on our Walmart and Target registries. All items purchased through the registry links below will automatically ship to HIAS PA. If you would like a receipt for your donation, please email

We thank you for your generosity!

Gift Cards

HIAS PA greatly welcomes donated gift cards to support the ongoing and emergency needs of our clients. Gift cards can be sent to or mailed to:
Attention: Anneke Kat
HIAS Pennsylvania
600 Chestnut St. Suite 500B
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Please consider purchasing gift cards in denominations of $25, $50 or $100 for the following locations:
  • Acme
  • Walmart
  • Target

What We Do Accept

What We Do Not Accept

  • Furniture: As of March 2020, HIAS PA is thrilled to announce our new partnership with the Philadelphia Furniture Bank and thus ask that all donors look to donate there.
  • Clothing and Shoes
  • Decorative Items and Knickknacks
  • Used and worn pillows
  • Large Electric Appliances

If you are hoping to donate something we do not accept, please refer to our partners who also accept donations.

HIAS Pennsylvania is the registered fictitious name of HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia; tax ID number 23-1405597. The official registration and financial information of HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.
Unleash generosity this Giving Tuesday!

This Giving Tuesday, you can change an immigrant's life!

This Giving Tuesday, you have the opportunity to be part of a worldwide effort to give back to those in need in our community and help immigrants and refugees begin new lives here in Pennsylvania!

Join us ONLINE at 12:45PM TODAY at the Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World) Volunteer Appreciation Awards!

Thanking our volunteers, who, in times of crisis and calm, constantly step up to “repair the world” by supporting immigrants and refugees.

Join us at the Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World) Volunteer Appreciation Awards!

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Join us online TOMORROW, Wednesday, October 19th, at 12:45PM at the virtual Tikkun Olam Awards!

Thanking our volunteers, who, in times of crisis and calm, constantly step up to “repair the world” by supporting immigrants and refugees.

TONIGHT: Join us at the table!Join us for Thankful Together!

Thankful Together, formerly known as Refugee Thanksgiving, is happening TONIGHT at 6PM!

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The Annual Meeting starts at noon, but join us at 11:45AM for an informal chat before the event!

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