Welcome Kit Drive

Refugees often flee their homes at a moment’s notice. They arrive at the airport with few belongings, a difficult past and high hopes for the future. Welcome Kits provide the basic household items they need for their new start in a place of safety. Having groups in your church create welcome kits is a great way to serve the tangible needs of incoming refugees. These kits include kitchen supplies, bedding, and other household items. The value of each kit is $80-$100.



  1. Pick a Welcome Kit from the list (click here to view list)

  2. Mobilize a ministry team, small group or individuals in your church to collect the items on the list. Note: Items may be used but must be clean and in good condition.

  3. Pack items in sturdy boxes. Note: Large plastic bins work well and will be reused by refugee families.

  4. Either schedule a time to drop off your boxes at World Relief (and tour our office!) or arrange for a representative to join you on your final Sunday and pick up your boxes.

Email Joy at jjustus@wr.org to get things started. Note: You can also purchase Kits on our amazon smile account. Visit worldreliefsacramento.org/welcome-kits to learn more.