Your generous in-kind donations of household items and clothing are critical to ensuring families throughout Kansas City are better prepared to live in – and become thriving and engaged members of – their new community.

For most of us, the home is the center of our family life – creating a secure space where we can escape from the rest of the world to spend time with our loved ones. To help families and individuals resettle in our community, JVS accepts needed household donations to outfit the homes of our refugee clients. We accept new and gently-used donations.

How to Help through In-Kind Donations

There are several ways to make a meaningful donation of clothing, school supplies and books, and household items:

Help Furnish Refugee Homes

We are so grateful for your generous support and interest as we prepare to welcome newly arrived refugees! At this time JVS IS UNABLE TO PICK UP used donations of furniture, clothing and household items.  Once we are able to accept items they will go directly into the homes of refugee families and need to be clean, functional and in good condition. Please review this document for lists of needed items. To place your name on a wait list regarding donation pick up, please complete this form.

Drop Off Donations

JVS accepts donations , Wednesday and Friday, of new and used clothing, school supplies, housewares, and toys.  You may bring them to our main location at 4600 Paseo, only during Wednesday and Friday  from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Wish List Fulfillment

JVS accepts new household item and clothing donations through our Amazon Wishlists. Simply purchase new items through a wishlist below and have them shipped directly to JVS, 4600 The Paseo, Kansas City, MO 64110.

Refugee Arrivals’ Needs

Winter Clothing and Apparel 

Back to School Drive


Donation Drives

Hosting a donation drive – for your birthday, anniversary, workplace team-building event, or just for fun – will make a remarkable difference in the lives of many. And it’s easy to do: We’ll provide an online wishlist of items needed; all you need to do is create a fundraising goal and spread the word to your friends and/or colleagues! The items will be shipped directly to JVS, where they will be used to resettle a family or individual. To host a donation drive contact View examples of past donation drive wishlists:

School Supplies Drive 

Winter Coat and Apparel Drive 


Thank you for your gift to JVS. You make our work possible.