Donate Items to our Refugee Resource Center

Whenever a refugee family comes to Rhode Island they are in need of many of the basic necessities for setting up a home. Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island help by supplying their apartments with items they need to get started in their new homes. 

Items we need:

  • Clean, new or gently used clothing for adults and children
  • Toiletries
  • Bed & bath linens
  • Dinnerware & Cookware

If you are interested in donating please use our donation verification form below.

Donation Verification Form

In order to obtain verification of your contribution for tax purposes:

  • Download donation form [PDF, 29KB]. This is a .pdf file, requiring Acrobat Reader. Print form.
  • Please, complete form and submit with your clothing and housewares donations.
  • This also expedites processing your tax verification letter.

Hours of Donation 9am to 1pm Monday through Friday

The Clothing Collaborative / Refugee Resource Center is open from 9am to 1pm Monday through Friday. We accept walk-in donation during this time. Donation are accepted at 645 Elmwood Avenue only. If you have a large donation or need to drop off your donation outside of our normal hours, please contact us at 401-784- 8633 or email at

You can also donate by purchasing much needed items through our Amazon Wish list!

We are no longer accepting furniture donations.

We do not have the space to store large items at this time.  Please check with other agencies like Big Brothers Big Sisters or Salvation Army.