In-kind donations




Thank you for thinking of CWS Harrisonburg and our clients. Many refugees arrive to the United States with little or no belongings, and your generous donation of household items helps to offset some of the home costs for a new refugee neighbor. This is a great way to help a new refugee neighbor who is making a home and rebuilding their life in the Shenandoah Valley.


We are currently accepting donations of hygiene items, cleaning supplies, and winter coats at our office (250 E Elizabeth St, Suite 102) and all items on the following list during collection days at our donation hub. Because we do not have storage capacity at our office, we are routing all furniture and household item donations to our partners at Village to Village, who are heading up Welcome Teams to furnish apartments for new arrivals.  Village to Village holds a collection day on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 2136 Rawley Pike, Rockingham from 4:30 pm to 6 pm. Please email Heidi Dove at with any questions, or with pictures of any furniture you will be dropping off.


Please see the next pages for the list of items we can accept, as well as our donation policy.


Hygiene Items (New Only) accepted at CWS office and/or Village to Village donation hub
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant (men’s and women’s)
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Razors and Shaving Cream
  • Brush/Comb
  • Sanitary Pads
  • Band-aids/First Aid
  • Thermometer
  • Baby Wipes and Diapers


Cleaning Items (New Only) accepted at CWS office and/or Village to Village donation hub
  • Dish Soap
  • Sponges/Scrubbers
  • Dish Rack
  • Trash Bags
  • Kitchen Trashcan
  • Bucket
  • Floor Cleaner
  • Mop
  • Broom
  • Vacuum
  • Toilet Paper
  • Toilet Brush
  • Shower Curtain and Rings
  • Laundry Detergent
  • All Purpose Cleaning Spray




Kitchen Items Village to Village donation hub only
  • Glasses
  • Dinner plates
  • Cereal bowls
  • Serving bowls
  • Can opener
  • Pots and Pans
  • Knives
  • Cutting Board
  • Baking Dish
  • Tea Kettle
  • Cooking Utensils (serving spoons, spatulas, etc.)


Small Appliances Village to Village donation hub only
  • Microwave (new only)
  • Coffee pot (new only)
  • Blender
  • Rice cooker


Furniture Village to Village donation hub only
  • Dresser
  • Sofa
  • Upholstered living room chairs
  • Kitchen table
  • Kitchen chairs
  • Coffee table
  • End table
  • Lamps
  • Pictures/home decor
  • Bookshelves


Miscellaneous Village to Village donation hub only
  • Lawn mower (new only)
  • Umbrella
  • Crib
  • Alarm clock
  • Stroller
  • Sheets and blankets/linens
  • Paper, pens, pencils
  • Paper towels
  • High chair
  • Kids toys
  • Car seat (new only)
  • Bath towels/washcloth
  • Hot pads


We also accept Target and Walmart gift cards to share with refugee neighbors in need to help offset costs as they rebuild their lives here in the Shenandoah Valley. 




Emily Bender









  • CWS Harrisonburg and Village to Village reserve the right not to accept certain donations.
  • CWS Harrisonburg does not have the capacity to accept items outside of what is listed on our Household Donation list, or to pick up donations. Donations are by drop off only.


We are not able to accept these items at our office or at the Village to Village donation hub:


  • Mattresses
  • Box Springs
  • Any items that are not in good repair/like new condition.


We appreciate your understanding of our capacity limitations, and thank you for your thoughtful donation to welcome refugees to our community!