Refugee Assistance & Immigration Services (RAIS) provides a bridge for refugees (individuals who have had to flee their countries of origin due to the tragedies of persecution and war) from their former life experiences to the new skills required for success in the United States.  Through a focus on economic self-sufficiency, community integration, and a respect for unique cultures, history and traditions, RAIS creates an environment of compassion and encouragement for refugees to flourish. Below you will find items the program is currently in need of.

When donating please remember donations should be new or gently used. These items will not only support those in need but also empower them. Thank you!

Gardening Items
Clothing Items
  • Winter coats (adult S, M)
  • Winter gloves & hand warmers (all sizes)
  • Winter Hats
  • Winter scarves
  • Ice cleats (sizes S, M, L)
Household Items:
  • Brooms & mops
  • Cleaning sponges
  • Dish soap
  • Liquid laundry detergent
  • Multi-purpose cleaner
  • Tall trash bags
  • Toilet plunger & brush
  • Vacuums
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towel

Toiletry Items
  • Shampoo & conditioner
  • Body wash/soap
  • Deodorant
  • Hand lotion
  • Lip balm
  • Travel tissue
Miscellaneous Items
  • Bicycles
  • Dinning tables
  • Dressers
  • Simple board games
  • Oxford Picture Dictionary
Specific Food Items
  • Beans
  • White rice
  • Black tea bags
  • Cooking oil
  • Honey
  • Pasta
  • Tomato sauce
  • Salt & pepper

Donations accepted Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm

Drop-off Location:

Catholic Social Services
3710 E 20th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99508

Before gathering donations for the RAIS program, please coordinate with Megan Moffitt at
907-222-7390 or

Thank you for supporting the RAIS Program!

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