***Due to overwhelming support and lack of storage space, we cannot receive household goods until 2022. Please see this list for our recommended partners you can donate to instead.***

See the Registry and Gift Cards sections below for more information about donating new items to clients.

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

***Due to overwhelming support and lack of storage space, we are unable to receive household donations until 2022.***

See this list for recommended partners you can donate to instead.

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 Target registry. Please ship all donated items to our address:

HIAS Pennsylvania
600 Chestnut Street, Suite 500B
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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 community@hiaspa.org 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.