There are many ways you can support our Refugee Assistance Services.
Hire a Refugee
RAIS works with volunteers from the community, college interns and practicum students, and groups looking to do special volunteer projects. Learn more about current volunteer opportunities.
Give Needed Supplies
When new arrivals come to the U.S., they are often bringing very few belongings. RAIS relies on the support of donors to provide new and gently used items to families to help them establish their new lives in the U.S.
Please view our Donations Giving Guide to learn how to best support our program through in-kind donations!
We encourage you to view our full RAIS Wish List, but some of our most commonly needed items are:
- Pots, pans and bakeware
- Cleaning products, mops and brooms
- Winter coats, boots, gloves and hats
- Personal care items like shampoo, soap and deodorant
- Food items like white rice, beans and pasta
- Healthy Start Kits
Make a Financial Contribution
Donate online or by mail. Please mail checks to:
Catholic Social Services
℅ Development Department
3710 East 20th Avenue
Anchorage AK 99508
Please specify that you would like the money to go to RAIS.