RIAC’s clinical patients are in need of some basic items to support their treatment. On this Amazon Wishlist you will find the most common requests (journals with locks for writing notes and drawing, adult coloring books to relieve stress, daily pill boxes for medication management, and stress/fidget items to make clients more comfortable in appointments). Additionally, if you order through Amazon Smile and choose Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center as your organization, Amazon will make a donation equal to 10% of your purchase!
RIAC Worcester clients are in need of monthly bus passes to access job opportunities in and around the city. These passes cost $57.00 each, per month. If you would like your donation to help a recently arrived refugee get to and from work, please click the donate button above and choose $57.00 as your custom amount!
RIAC assists many recently arrived families who have babies and toddlers. Diapers are a necessary yet expensive item which many refugee families struggle to afford. We never want our clients to have to choose between paying rent, putting food on the table or buying diapers. We are currently in need of size 2, 3, 4 & 5. Contact Gabrielle at [email protected] or (617)238-2430 if you have diapers and would like them to be picked up.
Click here if you would like to make a monetary donation. This money will go towards supporting our programs and assisting refugee clients with expenses (anything from tuition assistance for taking college courses to buying school supplies or diapers for children). Contact us at [email protected] if you would like your donation to go to something specific!
** Please note that unless you are fulfilling a current need listed here, or donating a welcome basket, you must contact the office before dropping off donations. We unfortunately do not have storage space for items that will not have an immediate home. We are generally unable to accept donations of furniture or large items.**