There are many ways you can support our Refugee Assistance Services.

Support Refugee Assistance ServicesHire a Refugee

Are you a business owner? Hire a refugee or inform RAIS staff about job openings that you are aware of. Contact our Education & Employment team at 907-339-0488, and download our brochure.

Volunteer Opportunities

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.