How to Support Afghan Refugees Coming to Houston

Hundreds of Afghans are expected to arrive in Houston in the coming days. Many Houston-based refugee resettlement organizations and non-profits will support their transition. These organizations may need donations, volunteers, household items, community sponsors, translators, etc.

Links to several organizations providing support to Afghan refugees are below:

The Alliance for Multicultural Community Services

The Alliance requests financial donations, donations of household items, volunteers to host donation drives, and community sponsors.

Website: https://thealliancetx.org/

Ways to Support Our Afghan Allies – The Alliance

To purchase items from their Amazon Wishlist: bit.ly/supportSIV

Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston

Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston is getting ready to welcome as many as 2,500 Afghans to Houston over the next several months. They seek financial donations as well as household items to furnish apartments and support incoming refugees that may not be eligible for public assistance for the first few months.

Website: https://www.imgh.org/

To Donate: https://www.imgh.org/DONATE/REFUGEES/

To purchase items from their Amazon Wishlist: WISHLIST

Refugee Services of Texas (Houston)

Refugee Services of Texas is working across the state to settle Afghan refugees. The most up-to-date list of their needs maybe found on their Donation site and on their social media.

Website: https://www.rstx.org/locations/houston.html

To Donate: https://www.rstx.org/make-an-impact/

To purchase items from their Amazon Wishlist: WISHLIST

YMCA

YMCA International Services (Houston)

YMCA International Services (Houston) anticipates serving almost 300 Afghan refugees by the end of September. They seek support to provide a safe and welcoming environment and meet critical needs.

Website: https://ymcahouston.org/

To Donate: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/assistanceforafghanrefugees

To purchase items from their Amazon Wishlist: WISHLIST

An-Nisa Hope Center

An-Nisa is seeking individuals and families to support Afghan families to settle in Houston.

Website: https://www.annisahopecenter.org/

To Donate: https://www.facebook.com/donate/423957415688657/10165533233370322/

To Sign-Up as a Sponsor / Volunteer: SIGN UP

Olive Branch Muslim Family Services

Olive Branch is providing essentials to Afghan refugees in Houston. They are seeking financial donations to support the purchase of household supplies

Website: https://www.olivebranchhouston.org/

To Donate: https://www.facebook.com/donate/179198470946699/4666173300079644/

To purchase items from their Amazon Wishlist: AMAZON WISHLIST

To purchase items from their Target Wishlist: TARGET WISHLIST

catholic charities

Catholic Charities – Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

Catholic Charities – Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston is collecting donations to help resettle Afghan refugees.

Website: https://catholiccharities.org/

To Donate: https://catholiccharities.org/afghanistan

To add your organization to this list, please email Communications Director, Maira Sheikh ([email protected]).