Donate Goods

We are so grateful for your interest and generosity in donating items to Nationalities Service Center. NSC welcomes people from over 110 countries each year who have been forcibly uprooted and have lived in a state of uncertainty. Their home in the United States is often their first sense of ownership and permanency in many years, sometimes decades. During their flight and temporary living situation, clients have often lost their ability to choose for themselves, yielding instead to the rules, regulations and scarcity of limited resources. At NSC we have the opportunity to respect their journey and dignity by providing clients with quality goods for their new lives to call their own and personal items to help individuals and families feel more comfortable. Thank you again for choosing to donate to NSC.

Here are a few ways to help:

Gift Cards

NSC gratefully accepts Visa, American Express and Mastercard gift cards. We also appreciate gift cards to local food, department and clothing stores such as Target, Acme, Burlington, Wal-Mart, and ShopRite.  Please contact donations@nscphila.org.

Why donate a gift card?
• Our food, clothing, toiletries and household items say a lot about who we are. Each day we have the choice to define ourselves. Donate a gift card to empower them to make these small every day choices to define themselves.
• The gift cards donated to NSC will go directly to the client to allow them to buy the everyday supplies they need.

Welcome Kits 

We are no longer soliciting Welcome Kits, but if you have kits to drop off, please email Abby at awatson@nscphila.org.  

Questions? Contact donations@nscphila.org.

Clothing

NSC does not currently accept clothing donations, but we do partner with several organizations that provide clothing to our clients and families. We encourage financial and in-kind donations to the follow organizations: 

Cradles to Crayons: Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive – at home, at school and at play. We supply these items free of charge by engaging and connecting communities. 

The Wardrobe: The Wardrobe provides a stable source of well-maintained and displayed clothing that is suitable for any need, from casual to workwear. While the clothing is available for sale, it is also free to anyone referred, and The Wardrobe consultation experience is priceless. 

JCFS’ Our Closet: JFCS’ free clothing program, Our Closet, provides emergency packages for community members in urgent need during the COVID-19 crisis.  

Furniture and Household Goods

NSC does not currently accept furniture donations, but we do partner with furniture warehouses to provide furniture for arriving families. We encourage donations to: 

Philadelphia Furniture Bank: Pathway’s to Housing’s Furniture Bank serves as a centralized resource for furniture for human service organizations from across Philadelphia. Member agencies schedule appointments for their clients who then visit our showroom floor to choose their furniture to start fresh as they move out of homelessness. Each individual or family receives a full home’s worth of furniture, including brand new bedding.

Uhuru Furniture and Collectibles:  Uhuru provides fast and free pick up of furniture and distributes it at low or no cost.  Uhuru also strives to develop and institutionalize programs to defend the human and civil rights of the African community, and to address the grave disparities in education, health, health care and economic development in the African community.

Questions? Contact donations@nscphila.org.