Non-Cash Donations

The Refugee Education Center looks for inspiring, thoughtful, and passionate individuals who want to make an impact in West Michigan. Take a look at the open jobs listed below and connect with us!

Pre-K Classroom Supplies

★ Disposable Diapers: Sizes 5-7 ★ Pull-Ups: 3T/4T & 4T/5T ★ Baby Wipes ★ Diaper Rash Ointment ★ Books – soft or board books ★ Toys: Infant to Toddler ★ Crayons – small boxes ★ Scissors: Kids’ Blunt Tip ★ Washable Paints/Brushes ★ Wood Puzzles ★ Rubber balls (for outside play)

Welcome Backpacks

We want students to start school feeling prepared. That’s why we give each newly enrolled refugee student a backpack filled with supplies. If you, or your group, are looking for a great gift idea to support our work, we recommend Welcome Backpacks!

Gender-Neutral Colored Backpack, filled with:

★ Notepads ★ Folders ★ Pens ★ Pencils ★ 1 Water bottle ★ 1 School Uniform - sizes 6-18 ★ Other back to school goodies!

K-12 After-School Center Supplies

★ New (or gently used) books ★ New (or gently used) board games ★ Pencils ★ Colored Pencils ★ Markers ★ Dry-Erase Markers ★ Craft Paper & Copier Paper ★ Notebooks ★ Balls, jump-ropes, and other playground equipment ★ Energy-rich and shelf-stable feed those hungry minds!

Gifts of Stock or Estate Planning

Would you, or someone you love like to give a gift of stock, property, or make an estate plan that includes the Refugee Education Center? Email Matt, our Advancement Director who can assist you with this donation or plan.

Other Items

Have items such as Clothes, Furniture, or Household Goods? While we at the Refugee Education Center are thankful for your consideration, we recommend that you donate such items to our partners and friends at Bethany Christian Services and their Thrift Store location at 2820 29th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512.

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