Let's help our newest Nebraska neighbors find HOPE IN THE GOOD LIFE

We're welcoming refugees to Lincoln once again! CSS is expecting close to 200 Afghan refugees between now and the early part of 2022, including 20 individuals in 2 weeks. Your donations and partnerships truly help us provide a warm welcome to the families resettling in Lincoln and Lancaster county. We will need donations and volunteers to help us properly resettle these wonderful families and bring Hope in the Good Life to our new neighbors. With the lull in arrivals since December, we are running low on the basic supplies needed to make their transition as comfortable as possible.  Please bring your donations to our Lincoln offices (2241 O St) during our normal office hours (Mon-Thurs 9 AM-Noon, 1-4 PM & Fri 9 AM-Noon).  If you cannot drop your donations off during those hours, please click here for our contact form to make other arrangements. Or, shop online and the items will be directly shipped to our offices! 


Shop for our most-needed items on our "Catholic Social Services  Refugees" wish list on MyRegistry.com!

REGISTRY ITEMS MOST NEEDED:

Dish sets Pots & pans sets

Twin sheets & comforters | Vacuums


THESE DONATION ITEMS ARE CRITICALLY NEEDED- TO DONATE GENTLY USED VERSIONS, CLICK HERE FOR OUR LINCOLN SCREENING FORM.

  • Couches

  • Cribs

  • Kitchen Tables with Chairs

  • Washers/Dryers 


New items needed:

  • Alarm clocks
  • Art supplies for children
  • Backpacks for children
  • Bath mats
  • Bed comforters
  • Brooms
  • Bubbles/sidewalk chalk for children
  • Clothes drying racks
  • Coffee pots
  • Cutting boards
  • Decorative items such as throw pillows and blankets
  • Deodorant
  • Dish towels/oven mitt sets
  • Dishwasher detergent
  • Double sheet sets and blankets
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Fork, knife, spoon sets
  • Front door wreaths/welcome mats
  • Hot wheels/toy cars for children
  • Kitchen rugs
  • Knife sets
  • Lego sets for children
  • Mops
  • "Pampering" bath basket for moms (with lotions, teas, soap, etc.)
  • Pillows with pillowcases
  • Puzzles for children
  • Queen sheet sets and blankets
  • Razors & shaving cream
  • Shower sets (curtain, rings, & rod)
  • Silverware trays
  • Soccer balls
  • Stuffed animals for children
  • Toasters
  • Toilet brushes & cleaner
  • Towels
  • Tupperware sets
  • Utensil caddies
  • Vacuums
  • Wastebaskets with trash bags (kitchen & bathroom size)

New or gently used items needed:

  • Baking dish, frying pans (pots and pans) for 2 families
  • Can openers
  • Laundry baskets
  • Clothes hangers
  • Drinking glasses
  • Kitchen utensil sets (such as a spatula, wooden spoon, knife, serving utensils, etc.)
  • Mixing/serving bowls
  • Soup bowls

CSS volunteers play a vital role in welcoming refugees to our community and ensuring that they are integrated into their new home here in Nebraska. Join us! Take the first step by filling out our short volunteer application (choose any of the options in the "Refugee Program" category).


Join our Refugee Resettlement CSS team- we have career opportunities available!

If you prefer to make a monetary donation to help our refugee families, you can do so by entering your information below.

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If you prefer to donate via check, please make it payable to CSS and mail it to:
Catholic Social Services
PO Box 30425
Lincoln NE 68508
Please list "Help Refugees" in the memo field.
Checks/cash may also be dropped off at our 2241 O St Lincoln offices during our normal business hours.

THANK YOU for helping us bring HOPE IN THE GOOD LIFE to our newest neighbors!