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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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. 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 email@example.com.
- To donate high-need & seasonal items for HIAS PA clients, please visit: https://www.target.
- To donate home goods for newly-arrived refugees, please visit: https://www.target.
We thank you for your generosity!
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.