Help Welcome Refugees
Welcoming Our New Neighbors
Join us to help make Western Massachusetts home for New Americans! The JFS refugee resettlement program assists refugees as they begin a new life in our community.
Experience the JOY of helping a refugee family start a new life on the path to independence when you:
- Donate household goods
- Mobilize your congregation and community
- Sponsor an individual family
- Educate and advocate
- Organize a fundraising or goods drive (contact us to find out what we need)
What We Need
We are continually restocking our inventory to allow us to furnish apartments for new refugee arrivals. JFS receives very short notice, sometimes only 12 hours before pick up at the airport, and therefore need to have supplies on hand.
Click here to donate new or gently used household items.
Please help us fill our storerooms by purchasing items from our WISHLIST. Click on the Amazon link below, and designate delivery to JFS, 15 Lenox Street, Springfield, MA 01108. Please fill out a gift receipt with your order so that we can thank you!
As of November 2022, we are accepting winter coats and winter clothing for adults, children and babies. We are not accepting other clothing for men, women, or children.
Questions? Please call 413-737-2601.
JFS has been a leader in refugee resettlement since 1927 . Refugees add a richness and vibrancy to our community. We are excited for you to join us in welcoming newcomers.
Volunteering at JFS has been an amazing experience. I am part of a great community and enjoy helping out in any way I can!
Monich Long, longtime In-Kind Donations Assistance JFS Volunteer