Requests - Organizations & Individual

Requests are listed by most current at the top. Please consider scrolling to the bottom of the list to fund requests that have been waiting the longest. Thank You! 

All of the requests on this page are from specific individuals, families or organizations. One of the core values of HYH is: only the individuals themselves know what they want or need and that it is critical to take the time to ask them. When you fund a request, you are providing something that not only the individual, family or organization needs but you are also supporting another HYH core value which is: immigrants, migrants and refugees should feel valued, respected and appreciated. Basically, your support is saying, “we love you and the fact that you are here!”

Do you want to donate to an item but not the whole amount?

Just make a general donation for whatever amount you would like to and in the comment section refer to the particular request you would like it to go towards (Ex. Men's Muck Boots Size 7). We will reduce the amount requested by the amount of your donation!

Refurbished Chromebook & Case

In response to coronavirus/COVID-19, our local schools have closed and transitioned to e-learning. Our clients are a family with four school-aged children who do not have a home computer but need one to access their e-learning. This laptop would empower these four bright kids and their family.

Thank you! Catholic Charities Atlanta serves refugee and immigrant families during their first few years in the United States. Many of the families we serve come from Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Central-East Africa, and Central America.

$ 162
Family with 4 Children
Atlanta, GA

Powerful Lightweight Foldable Power Wheelchair

Mamadou is an asylee from Guinea who has been in a wheelchair since an illness during childhood. He needs his power wheelchair to get around but it stopped working a month ago, leaving him stranded at the shelter he is living in and unable to receive support services and ESOL classes. Mamadou was attending classes twice a week and is a very motivated student, however he has not been able to attend for the past few weeks, leaving him more isolated.

Mamadou has been borrowing a wheelchair from a friend to go to the store down the street to purchase food. He is unemployed and not yet receiving benefits, so he cannot afford to purchase a new chair.

$ 3215
Mamadou
Bronx, NY - Guinea

10 Binders

When refugees come to the U.S., they bring with them important documents from overseas, and upon arrival, they are inundated with more papers and mail from public benefits offices, doctors, school along with regular junk mail. For those without English – the majority—keeping track of key documents and providing them when needed is challenging. Papers are lost or misplaced.

Staff time is lost too. A solution emerged when one of our recent Burmese arrivals came with their own binder with plastic inserts containing their important documents. Staff recognized how this simple tool is the solution to this nagging problem, a problem that could result in the delay of critical supports. With this request, we look forward to helping our next 10 refugee families stay organized and more involved in their resettlement process. Jewish Family and Community Services runs many programs for refugees and vulnerable immigrants living in Pittsburgh. Our professional team, assisted by interns, AmeriCorps and volunteers, help families transition to their new American home.

$ 97
Refugees from Democratic Republic of Congo and Afghanistan
Pittsburgh, PA

Bicycle Set Up (Bike, lock, helmet)

William has recently settled in Auburn, AL. He was not allowed to enroll in school because he is 17 years old. Fortunately, he is able to attend free ESL classes one night a week.

One of the teachers assists with transportation because his sponsor does not have any access to transportation, and there is no public transportation in Auburn. Although he has a home and access to ESL classes, he is lacking transportation other than one night a week when he attends class. Having a bike will provide William the independence to travel around town on his own and more easily access shopping centers, parks, the public library, or the supermarket. Unaccompanied children served by Catholic Charities Atlanta are children who cross our borders and have no parent or legal guardian who is available to provide for their care and physical custody. For a limited number of Unaccompanied Children, the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement funds home studies and post-release services by social services providers to help ensure children are released into safe placements and to facilitate family and community integration after reunification.

$ 211
William
Atlanta, GA - Guatemala

14 Piece Cookware Set

Hi, my name is Angel. I live in a house with 11 other people on a farm. We all tend to cook, but the pots and pans we have are still a few compared to how many people we have living in the house.

It would be greatly appreciated to have more pots and pans in the house to make more food for everyone.

$ 95
Angel
New Hampshire

Men's Muck Boots

Hi, my name is Angel, and I work at a farm. I would really appreciate a new pair of boots that will keep my feet warm. I tend to work late nights, and the boots that I have so far are not keeping me warm.

$ 108
Angel
New Hampshire

Kitchenaid Mixer

Hi, my name is Eddy. I love baking, and I’m another worker at the farm. I know this is an expensive choice, but I really want this mixer because it can be another form of income for myself.

I wanted to sell cakes to other people to hopefully set up my own shop one day.

$ 289
Eddy
New Hampshire

Walmart Gift Card #5

Our team provides emergency assistance to refugee and immigrant families facing crises, such as health crises or job loss. Gift cards help so much by easing the financial burden on these families and helping pay for food and other essentials. Thank you!

Catholic Charities Atlanta serves refugee and immigrant families during their first few years in the United States. Many of the families we serve come from Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Central-East Africa, and Central America.

$ 230
Catholic Charities Atlanta
Atlanta, GA

Cleats

William has recently settled in Auburn, AL. He was not allowed to enroll in school because he is 17 years old. Fortunately, he is able to attend free ESL classes one night a week.

However, his sponsor works very long hours so most of the day he is home by himself. William needs to meet peers and be active outside of the house. He already has a soccer ball but he has requested a pair of cleats. Unaccompanied children served by Catholic Charities Atlanta are children who cross our borders and have no parent or legal guardian who is available to provide for their care and physical custody. For a limited number of Unaccompanied Children, the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement funds home studies and post-release services by social services providers to help ensure children are released into safe placements and to facilitate family and community integration after reunification.

$ 62
William
Atlanta, GA

Acoustic Guitar Bundle (guitar, case, tuner, strap, instructional DVD)

Recently, a 16 year old Guatemalan male arrived to the United States as an unaccompanied minor. He was released from government care to live with an uncle, and misses being a part of his Catholic church band back home. He requests a guitar to help him connect to his faith and provide a bit of familiarity and comfort as he adjusts to life in a new country.

Unaccompanied children served by Catholic Charities Atlanta are children who cross our borders and have no parent or legal guardian who is available to provide for their care and physical custody. For a limited number of Unaccompanied Children, the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement funds home studies and post-release services by social services providers to help ensure children are released into safe placements and to facilitate family and community integration after reunification.

$ 206
16 yr old unaccompanied minor
Atlanta, GA - Guatemala

Walmart Gift Card #1

Our client is a family with three young children and a fourth baby on the way. Recently the family has been having a hard time while mom has been hospitalized. A gift card would help ease the burden of paying for food and other essentials during this time.

Catholic Charities Atlanta serves refugee and immigrant families during their first few years in the United States. Many of the families we serve come from Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Central-East Africa, and Central America.

$ 58
Hospitalized Mother
Atlanta, GA

Walmart Gift Card #2

Our client is a family with three young children and a fourth baby on the way. Recently the family has been having a hard time while mom has been hospitalized. A gift card would help ease the burden of paying for food and other essentials during this time.

Catholic Charities Atlanta serves refugee and immigrant families during their first few years in the United States. Many of the families we serve come from Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Central-East Africa, and Central America.

$ 58
Hospitalized Mother
Atlanta, GA

Walmart Gift Card #3

Our client is a family with three young children and a fourth baby on the way. Recently the family has been having a hard time while mom has been hospitalized. A gift card would help ease the burden of paying for food and other essentials during this time.

Catholic Charities Atlanta serves refugee and immigrant families during their first few years in the United States. Many of the families we serve come from Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Central-East Africa, and Central America.

$ 58
Hospitalized Mother
Atlanta, GA

Walmart Gift Card #4

Our client is a family with three young children and a fourth baby on the way. Recently the family has been having a hard time while mom has been hospitalized. A gift card would help ease the burden of paying for food and other essentials during this time.

Catholic Charities Atlanta serves refugee and immigrant families during their first few years in the United States. Many of the families we serve come from Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Central-East Africa, and Central America.

$ 58
Hospitalized Mother
Atlanta, GA

Jumbo Pack Diapers Size 1 (#2)

Mildred is in need of support for basic care of her infant. Mildred experienced a work restricting injury several months ago, and she is struggling to support her family’s basic needs at this time. Diapers are an immediate need that will provide the family some relief.

$ 41
Mildred
Atlanta, GA - Guatemala

5 Barron's Foreign Language Guide #3

English is a non-phonetic language, which means we do not always say the words as they are written. Even with reading skills, many English language learners are afraid to start speaking because they are not sure how to correctly pronounce new words. This fear of pronunciation can act as a barrier to language acquisition and further isolate children and families as they try to assimilate into their new school or community.

Inglés Para Latinos is an English language tool made specifically for Spanish speakers. It allows the reader to learn practical English phrases in an innovative way. Each page lists the phonetic Spanish spelling next to the English phrase so that Spanish readers of all ages can be confident in their pronunciation. This book would be an extremely useful tool for our clients, and could help empower them to seek out and connect to resources within their communities. Catholic Charities Atlanta works with unaccompanied immigration children, which are children who were not accompanied by their parent or legal guardian at the time they entered the United States. Almost all of our clients are from Central America and speak Spanish, and lack of English skills can be a huge barrier when attempting to integrate into their new communities. Our clients are often eager to learn English, but need tools for doing so.

$ 67
Unaccompanied Migrant Children
Atlanta, GA - El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras

5 Barron's Foreign Language Guide #4

English is a non-phonetic language, which means we do not always say the words as they are written. Even with reading skills, many English language learners are afraid to start speaking because they are not sure how to correctly pronounce new words. This fear of pronunciation can act as a barrier to language acquisition and further isolate children and families as they try to assimilate into their new school or community.

Inglés Para Latinos is an English language tool made specifically for Spanish speakers. It allows the reader to learn practical English phrases in an innovative way. Each page lists the phonetic Spanish spelling next to the English phrase so that Spanish readers of all ages can be confident in their pronunciation. This book would be an extremely useful tool for our clients, and could help empower them to seek out and connect to resources within their communities. Catholic Charities Atlanta works with unaccompanied immigration children, which are children who were not accompanied by their parent or legal guardian at the time they entered the United States. Almost all of our clients are from Central America and speak Spanish, and lack of English skills can be a huge barrier when attempting to integrate into their new communities. Our clients are often eager to learn English, but need tools for doing so.

$ 67
Unaccompanied Migrant Children
Atlanta, GA - El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras

Car Seat/Stroller Combo #2

Estefana is newly arrived to the United States from Guatemala. She is 16 years old. Estefana is 7 months pregnant, expecting a baby boy.

She came to offer a better future for her baby. The youth’s sponsor is 19 years old and is also pregnant. They have limited resources due to the sponsor’s husband being the main source of income in the home. Unaccompanied children served by Catholic Charities Atlanta are children who cross our borders and have no parent or legal guardian who is available to provide for their care and physical custody. For a limited number of Unaccompanied Children, the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement funds home studies and post-release services by social services providers to help ensure children are released into safe placements and to facilitate family and community integration after reunification.

$ 125
Estefana
Atlanta, GA - Guatemala

Diapers Size 4

“My four-month old baby, Franco, is a very big baby. At birth, he weighed over nine pounds! He has gone through the store of diapers we had for him very quickly as he is growing very fast.

Because of this, we are in need of more diapers that fit his size. My husband, myself, and baby Franco would be very grateful for this help.”

$ 64
Dominga
New Hampshire - Mexico

Baby Snowsuit

“I had my first baby about four months ago. His name is Franco, and my husband and I are so thankful for him. We have been working very hard to provide him with everything he needs to be happy and healthy.

This is his first winter and he does not have a snowsuit appropriate enough for outside wear in a New Hampshire winter. We would really appreciate a baby bunting so that he can go outside and be as warm and dry as possible. Thank you.”

$ 71
Dominga
New Hampshire

Men's Winter Jacket size M

My name is Abel. I work night shifts and need warm jacket as it gets very cold at night.

$ 85
Migrant Farm Worker
New Hampshire

Muck Boots size 11

My name is Jose, and I work night shifts. I would be very grateful to get boots that will keep my feet warm while I work. My work environment tends to be very wet, which is why I need waterproof boots.

$ 108
Migrant Farm Worker
New Hampshire

Laptop

A Safe Passages client, Brian, requests a laptop and compatible printer from HYH. He is in the 9th grade at a metro Atlanta high school. Brian has more and more homework assignments that are to be completed online, but the assignments are very hard to read and complete on his phone because the web browser is not mobile friendly.

He is also assigned papers to write and has to work on them in school little by little because he cannot type and print them at home. A laptop and printer would allow Brian to better keep up with his school assignments and help him advance toward his goal of graduating from high school. Unaccompanied children served by Catholic Charities Atlanta are children who cross our borders and have no parent or legal guardian who is available to provide for their care and physical custody. For a limited number of Unaccompanied Children, the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement funds home studies and post-release services by social services providers to help ensure children are released into safe placements and to facilitate family and community integration after reunification. $63.00 donated (Courtney McDaniel)

$ 191
Brian
Atlanta, GA - El Salvador

Laptop and Sleeve

This teenage boy is a very motivated student but who has trouble completing homework that requires computer access because his family does not have a computer. This laptop would help empower a very bright young man and his family. Catholic Charities Atlanta serves refugee and immigrant families during their first few years in the United States.

Many of the families we serve come from Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Central-East Africa, and Central America.

$ 162
Bryn - Refugee Youth Mentoring Specialist Catholic Charities Atlanta
Atlanta, GA

Bed Frame Queen

The queen box spring and frame are used to supplement the ample amount of queen mattress donations at our disposal. While we are extraordinarily grateful to have access to mattresses, we are required to provide a full bedding set to our families as they arrive.

$ 65
Carolina Refugee Resettlement Agency
Charlotte, NC

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