Help Support Local Afghan Refugees

UUFR’s The Immigrant and Refugee Ministry Team is working closely with the two local refugee resettlement agencies. There are many opportunities to assist with the Afghan refugees coming to Raleigh.

  • Priority 1. We are furnishing a home for a family of four, already in Raleigh. The family includes Mom, Dad, a 5 ½ year old boy and a 2 ½ year old girl. Sandy Pearce is our lead coordinator. We have many of the items needed for their home but have created a signup genius for those that are missing. The family will move into their new home December 10. Items can be delivered to Action Parking lot Friday Dec 3, 10:30 am to noon; Sunday Dec 5 Lower Lobby until 12 pm; Tuesday Dec 7 6-7:30 pm; and Friday Dec 10. 10:30 to noon.
  • Priority 2. Donate items to The Green Chair project. They are helping furnish homes for all of the refugees arriving in Raleigh. There is a drop off location on Capital Blvd and they do scheduled pickups. See
  • Priority 3 Donate clothing to First Baptist Church, Salisbury St. Their donation location is accessible with convenient free parking. The clothing is provided free of charge to refugees.
  • Priority 4. Consider becoming a volunteer ESL teacher, driver, mentor, support person for the local agencies. Contact [email protected] or Lutheran Services