HW Staffing Solutions – Supporting Refugees

Donate Goods or Volunteer Time

Donate Goods

Many local organizations and churches supporting the safe integration of refugees into our community have individual needs, and HW Staffing Solutions will pair you with a local group. Immediate needs include household items, cleaning supplies, and backpacks. Your donated goods and supplies will be distributed to individuals and families arriving in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and many other locations from conflict zones worldwide, including Afghanistan and Ukraine.  All HW Staffing Branch Offices will accept donated goods and supplies.


All donated items should be new and unopened unless otherwise noted.


Please note clothing is not needed as we are working with local Afghan/Afghan-American groups to source culturally-appropriate clothing for Afghan evacuees.

Urgent Needs Include:

  • Gift cards (Market Basket, Amazon, Walmart, and Target are all excellent choices)
  • Adult backpacks
  • Pillows
  • Twin bed sheets
  • Twin and full-size comforters
  • Laundry detergent
  • Kitchen items (pot holders, pots and pans, utensils, bowls, plates, cups, cutting boards, can openers)
  • Utensil trays
  • Rice cookers and teapots
  • Shower curtain rods
  • Irons
  • Cleaning supplies (toilet bowl brushes, buckets, Clorox wipes, dish soap, sponges, air purifiers, hand soap, brooms, dustpans, and mops)
  • Shampoo
  • Paper towels and toilet paper
  • Trash bags and trash cans
  • Diapers (all sizes)
  • Sewing machines
  • Clothing hangers
  • Wastebaskets
  • Air Conditioning units needed from 5k+ BTU (in good working condition)


Volunteer Time/Talent

Welcome Committee

Offer support with a short-term commitment to help with pre-arrival and early resettlement activities, such as setting up apartments, cooking meals for families staying in temporary hotels, or receiving and transporting arriving individuals and families from the airport. Both team and individual activities are available. Please note that most of our Welcome Team and Welcome activity volunteer activities occur during business hours. However, we may have occasional opportunities to get involved during the evenings and on weekends.


Become a Mentor or Tutor

Support youth and adults by tutoring during English language classes, helping adults with mock job interviews, or working as a youth mentor. A short-term commitment during day and evening class hours.

Sign up to Volunteer. We’ll connect you with a team.

Thank You, we’ll be in touch soon.