Welcome Collective collects essential items such as beds, chairs, pots & pans, and winter clothes from donors across the city and delivers them to newly arrived refugee-claimant families, free of charge. We also connect these new arrivals with locals to help them get the information they need to get oriented in their new environment and reduce social isolation.
To provide education, counselling and other support services and settlement assistance to asylum seekers, including basic items such as furniture and clothing, as well as information on local culture, transportation and social services.
Program or Service Details:
We pick up furniture and other household goods, free of charge! If you would like to donate items, please go here https://www.welcomecollective.org/en/donate to see our FAQ for information about what we do and do to accept and to access our item donations form.
We organize many kinds of events, e.g. winter clothing drives, backpack/school supply drives, picnics, art therapy days and are always looking for volunteers to help!
We are always looking for able-bodied volunteers who can help move furniture and also sometimes to move furniture + drive our truck or van.