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Refugee and Immigration Services is running low on furniture, kitchenware and bicycle donations. We use these donated supplies to prepare homes for incoming refugees. Upon arrival in the United States, our local refugees are almost completely dependent on donated goods and services for lodging, transportation and direction. To get back on their feet, refugees need the help of organizations like RIS and the considerate people who donate to us.

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A recent arrival appreciating his new car, donated by a Columbia community member. The car will help him and other refugees get to and from work.

Right now, RIS is running very low on beds. If you have access to a twin, bunk, full or queen size bed and are able to donate it, you could become an integral part of establishing a refugee family in their new mid-Missouri home. We also need to restock our supply of coffee tables, dining room tables, pots and pans. We would gladly accept any household donations you are able to make, however, the preceding materials are disappearing from our supply the quickest.

We are also in need of bikes. Refugees depend on bicycle donations to help them get to work, school, the grocery store, etc. We have handymen at the ready to fix any bikes that are in need of repairs.

These materials are essential to a refugee’s journey to self-sufficiency in the United States. Please do what you can to help your newest neighbors as they resettle and reinvent their lives in the heart of America.

A refugee enjoying his donated bike helmet.

A refugee enjoying his donated bike helmet.

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