How can you help?

You can help Catholic Charities serve refugees in many ways.


Volunteers serve in these areas:

  • Part-time Drivers
  • ESOL Instructors
  • Employment/Job Readiness Instructors
  • Computer Lab Monitor
  • Home Set-Up Assistance
  • Donations & Warehouse Support
  • Individual Community Support & Orientation
  • Mass Transit Tutors

If you are feeling called to volunteer, please go to our volunteer site.


Make a Monetary Donation

Making a donation will help these refugees be self-sufficient by funding health care, job training and other services.


Donate Household Items

We appreciate your support. Donations of gently used or new small household items enable volunteers and staff to set up comfortable homes for new refugee arrivals. We’re currently seeking:

  • Alarm Clocks
  • Brooms/Mops
  • Chairs & Dining Tables
  • Coffee Tables & End Tables
  • Dressers
  • Fans
  • Kitchen Trash Cans & Trash Bags
  • Lamps
  • Light bulbs
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Pots/Pans
  • Twin & Full-sized Comforters (gently used items must be laundered, free of contaminants and in plastic bags).
  • Vacuums

Donate Coats, Hats & Gloves

Regretfully, we cannot accept clothing but do accept coats, hats and gloves. Gently used coats, hats and gloves must be laundered or drycleaned.


Give a Welcome Basket

Individuals and groups can collect household necessities and assemble them into Welcome Baskets for the Bath, Bedroom or Kitchen. Learn more about Welcome Baskets.


Small items may be dropped off at Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio, 7162 Reading Road, Suite 600, Cincinnati, OH 45237, Monday-Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm or Saturday’s 10:00 am to 1 pm. Larger items such as furniture may be dropped off the first and third Saturdays of every month from 10 am to 2 pm at our warehouse, 213 Hosea Ave, Lockland, 45215. If you require a pickup, just call LaTonya Ginyard at 513-672-3722 or email