Refugee families come to the United States seeking a safe haven from violence and persecution in their home countries. They leave behind family and friends, as well as virtually everything they own. Many Americans, seeing these families in their communities, wonder: What can I do to help? Miry's List provides a mechanism for people to directly help new arrival refugee families with the things that they need to get started in their new lives – from diapers to beds to cleaning supplies and toiletries.
Miry’s list is a community of welcomers using crowdsourcing and social media to connect people like you, who want to help, with families who are resettling in the United States as refugees.
Their 12-month program starts by meeting each family in their home - typically a sparsely furnished or unfurnished apartment assigned by a resettlement agency. The team works together with the family to create a list of items needed to turn their house into a home. With the help of their wonderful volunteers, each family’s needs are turned into a shoppable online wishlist which they share broadly to their generous community of donors. Each family has unique needs - many with small children, elderly grandparents or members with disabilities. Housewarming gifts are sent to families directly, and many include a gift message.
They also accept in-kind donations from individuals and companies, and have a regular schedule of special events.
Donate to Miry's List
Three ways to give:
One-time Monetary Donation
For families that move into apartments without beds or refrigerators, we need the flexibility to purchase necessities immediately. Your one-time donation will make this possible!Donate Now
Recurring Monetary Donation
Consistency is key and your recurring donation can ensure we know what resources are available to us each month. Your monthly donation can help sponsor a family in need!Donate Monthly
Donate by Check
Donations by check should be made out to Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs (SEE) with "Miry's List" in the memo. Checks can be mailed to:
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs
23564 Calabasas Rd. Suite 201, Calabasas, CA 91302