Financial Donations

You may remember a time when you faced a tough financial situation. There’s unexpected fees for that class you signed up for; your son outgrows his shoes, and there’s prescriptions that keep increasing in cost each year.

Your financial donations are needed and go straight to helping new local families who are experiencing the same types of situations we often face daily. Because there are very few safety nets with immigrants, your dollars will help provide just that- a means of security and comfort. Financial donations are the best way to donate because they provide families with what they need the most, the flexibility to get what they really need.


In-Kind Gifts

Skip having a garage sale and give your items to a refugee family! We take gently-used or new clothing, household goods, or furniture. We pass on donations directly to refugees in need and anything that is not utilized/needed, we will sell in our City Boutique to support our programs & services. To arrange donations of large furniture items, fill out THIS FORM.
Drop off items at 10 N. Garth Ave., Columbia, MO 65203 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Monday-Thursday.

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We accept donations from non-smoking homes that include kitchen and bathroom housewares, home decor, seasonal shoes and clothing in good condition with no rips or tears (newborn through adult), electronics, toys, sheet sets, comforters, blankets, rugs and towels. Basically any item to set up a new home.

All smaller donations can be dropped off at our drive through donation drop off located at 10 N. Garth, Monday-Thursday 9am-1pm. Please do not leave donations outside the door after hours. Those items will be discarded. Larger items need to be submitted online for approval.

We do! We ask that you fill out a large furniture donation form located on our website and submit a picture. This allows us to show families what items are available. Once the item is claimed based on need, we can then schedule a pickup which allows us to pick the item up directly from you and deliver it to its new home. We do not accept furniture at our drive through donation drop off.

You can put items in tubs, boxes, plastic bags, trash bags, etc. We simply ask that all donations brought to us not be loose items. Please plan accordingly (i.e. if you have your items in a plastic bin, but don’t wish to donate the bin, please put them in a container you are okay parting with).

We ask that all items be in good/used, like new or new condition and contain all of their pieces for use. Please do not bring items that are chipped, broken or need repair. Due to the high volume of items we receive, we do not have the ability to fix any items, even those requiring a small amount of work.

We sort items to stock a shopping area that is strictly for the use of our refugee friends and families. All items are free and we focus on items that are in immediate need like clothing, shoes, kitchen and bathroom necessities, linens and bedding, toys, baby items, etc. With other items not in direct need or given in abundance, we sell to the general public in our resale shop, City Boutique, which is located on site. 100% of money raised at City Boutique goes right back into refugee care here at City of Refuge.

City of Refuge Capital Campaign

City of Refuge is a community-funded organization. Our programs and services are primarily supported because of modest, regular giving or one-time gifts. Would you consider partnering with us this month?

City of Refuge is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all gifts are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

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