We are grateful for your support!

Thank you for your kindness! Your generosity helps refugees become more integrated into the fabric of West Michigan. They will go on to revitalize neighborhoods, launch small businesses, increase the global competitiveness of local industries and help cultivate a diverse cultural landscape.

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We depend on Tutors, Interpreters, Drivers and Interns

In-Kind Donations

Gifts of supplies and other materials are always much appreciated. Please see the lists below and contact Susan Kragt (susan@westmirefugee.org) to arrange delivery.

After School Tutoring Program

  • Bulk individual snacks (the healthier the better! no gelatin, please)
  • Bulk individual drinks
  • Pencils and pencil sharpeners
  • Printer paper
  • Lined paper (notebooks or loose leaf)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Paper towels
  • Clorox wipes
  • Workbooks (K -12)
  • Books for grades K-12 (no religious books, please!)
  • Gift cards to local bookstores – any amount is helpful

After School Peer Support Groups

  • Healthy individually-wrapped snacks (granola bars, whole wheat pretzels, trail mix, etc.)
  • Bulk individual fruit juice or water
  • Middle and High School-level health education materials
  • Oil pastels and watercolor paints
  • Larger construction paper and/or sketch paper
  • Acrylic paints
  • Cheap paintbrushes or sponge brushes
  • Small canvases
  • Lined paper (notebooks or loose leaf)

For our Parent Workshops:

Healthy snacks (we would love for this to include fresh fruit if the donation can be arranged with our workshop schedule)


  • Educational posters and bulletin board materials (all grade levels)
  • College brochures and posters

In Their Own Words

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