Donate Items

 

DONATION GUIDELINES

When considering an item’s suitability to donate to World Relief please keep the following guidelines in mind:
 
NO Clothing
World Relief has partnered with the H.O.P.Shop located at 1020 Eastchester Dr. in High Point, next to Wesleyan Christian Academy or the Rescue Mission in downtown Winston-Salem. We have found this to be the most effective way to distribute appropriate clothing based on gender, size and season. Clothing, including coats and shoes, can be donated there during their established donation hours. Please inform the person taking the donation you are providing the clothes in support of the efforts of World Relief.
Furnishings
Furnishings should be gently used. When determining if an item is gently used consider; would I give this item to an underprivileged relative or someone in need from my church or workplace that I regularly interact with? It should be in good repair with all parts, including screws, bolts, washers and nuts, intact or included with the donation. It should be free of broken pieces, rips, tears, and major stains.
Mattresses
We use queen, twin/single, and bunk beds when setting up a house. All mattresses and box springs donated should be in good shape and free of all rips, tears, and stains. Donated mattresses and box springs should be properly sanitized or come from a facility that sanitizes them. There should be no history of bug infestation from the house the mattress set came from. We also accept new unused mattresses and box springs.
Linens (Bedding, Blankets, Towels, Shower Curtains, and Window Curtains)
As mentioned above we use queen, twin, and bunk beds in our housing set ups. When donating bed linens, including bedspreads and comforters, please ensure they are clean, free of rips, tears, stains, and are clearly marked regarding their size. For towels, face cloths, and wash cloths please ensure they are clean, free of rips, tears, and stains. Curtains should also be clean, free of rips, tears, and stains. Providing appropriate shower curtain rings, curtain rods, or hangers is always appreciated.
Kitchen Items
Kitchen items include all things used in the preparation and serving of food and drink. Pots and pans, baking dishes, cookie sheets, and cooking utensils such as knives, spatulas, cooking spoons, and wooden spoons should be clean and free of baked on food, cooking oil, and grease. Serving dishes, serving bowls, and mixing bowls should also be clean and ready for use. Place settings, including plates, bowls, mugs, drinking cups and glasses, and silverware should be clean and free of cracks and large chipped areas.
NO - Televisions
We do not accept any televisions at this time.
 
Click Items to Donate to World Relief.pdf  for a list of suggested items.
You can also help by purchasing items off of our Walmart and Amazon registries. The items will be shipped directly to us
 

DONATION PICK-UP (Large Items and Furnishings ONLY)

Contact our Resource Coordinator Associate, Joe Hancock at whancock@wr.org or 336-887-9007, Monday – Friday between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm.
 
DROP-OFF: Smaller Donations 
These can be dropped off at our office located at 155 Northpoint Ave., Suite 102, High Point, Monday - Friday between  9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Welcome Kits

A great opportunity for your small group or community of friends is to put together Welcome Kits for our Refugees. Visit the WELCOME KITS page for more information.

Why Donate Household Items to World Relief

The refugees and survivors of human trafficking we serve typically come to us with little but the clothes on their backs and the few meager possessions they’ve been able to save when escaping their oppression. Within our Resettlement group at World Relief Triad, our mission is to provide these individuals and families the opportunity to rebuild their lives and recover their dignity, self-esteem, and self-sufficiency. We do this by locating and obtaining suitable housing for them and then, prior to their arrival in the Triad, we set that housing up with the basic needs they will require for this new chapter in their lives. These basic needs include home furnishings, appliances, bedding, kitchen and bath items, linens, and personal toiletries. By providing many of these basic requirements through donations we are able preserve their monetary funds allotment for expenses like rent, utilities, and food. The basic needs donated to World Relief go directly to our individuals and families to assist them in starting their new life in the Triad area. 

How to Partner With World Relief by Donating Household Items

There are a number of ways you, your church, or your service organization can partner with World Relief to make a significant contribution assisting these individuals and families. 
  • Donate new or gently used items that are no longer needed due to replacement or downsizing. General items acceptable for donating as well as items that are currently in short supply can be found below.
  • Challenge groups you are part of, including work, church and service groups, to put together a number of boxes or bags that contain specific household and personal items that individuals and families need. 

Examples of the types of boxes/bags include:

  • Toiletries box (one needed for each individual) - Fill an appropriate container with some or all of the following based on gender: (Women) bath soap, shampoo/conditioner, toothpaste, deodorant, brush, sanitary pads; (Men) bath soap, shampoo/conditioner, toothpaste, deodorant, brush/comb, razors, shaving cream; (pre-teen) bath soap, shampoo/conditioner, toothpaste, brush/comb (quantities should be sufficient to last an individual four-six weeks).
  • Household consumables box (one needed for each household) – Fill an appropriate container with some or all of the following: toilet paper, aluminum foil, plastic wrap, plastic bags, light bulbs, paper/spiral notebooks, pens/pencils (quantities should be sufficient to last a household of four one-two months).
  • Cleaning consumables box (one needed for each household) – Fill an appropriate container with some or all of the following: dishwashing soap, bathroom and kitchen cleanser, toilet cleaner, laundry detergent, 4 gallon and 13 gallon trash bags, paper towels (quantities should be sufficient to last a household of four one-two months).
  • Cleaning box (one needed for each household) – Fill an appropriate container with some or all of the following: sponges, kitchen towels, a bathroom (4 gallon) and kitchen (13 gallon) trash can, toilet brush, mop and mop bucket, broom and dustpan.
  • Cooking utensils box (one needed for each household) – Fill an appropriate container with some or all of the following: cooking spoons (slotted spoon, serving spoon, wooden spoon, ladle), spatula, large sharp knife, small sharp knife/paring knife, can opener, measuring cup(s), measuring spoon(s).
  • Cooking box (one needed for each household) - Fill an appropriate container with some or all of the following: stock pot, frying pan, sauce pot, cookie sheet, baking dish, mixing and serving bowl(s).
  • Organize a used furniture and/or kitchen/bath supplies drive and ask members to drop off items that meet our donation needs at either your specified location or during the week at our 155 Northpoint Ave. location.
 
Raise funds to assist us in the purchase of these needed items.