Philadelphia Organizations
Immigrants / Refugees / Evacuees 

HIAS-PA  ( click here
        This organization has a long history of supporting refugee and immigrant peoples, starting as the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS). They have a wide variety of volunteer positions available, and you can check their website. Donations are accepted on the website.
Types of opportunities: 

Administrative, Programming, Appointment Accompaniment, Childcare , Volunteer Team, Citizenship Tutor, Delivery Driver, ESL Tutor, Home Set-Up Team, Job Search Mentor, Philly Neighbor, Meal Preparation and Grocery Shopping

To do direct volunteer work, you have to go through an orientation (1.5 hours online) held monthly. To do direct service with clients you have to get background checks.  Orientations occur the beginning of each month. Click here 

Nationalities Services Center (Philadelphia) click here
   NSC has run ESL classes and provided a wide variety of services to the highly diverse community in Philadelphia for one hundred years. They offer programs and many ways to give, including buying gift cards for groceries and other supplies. 

Monetary donations, new and used goods and clothing 
Click here to purchase household and health items that are currently in need on the HIAS registry at Target stores.

Click here for Cradles to Crayons that support families of all backgrounds backgrounds 

Click here for  guidelines from HIAS-PA and NSC and their partner organizations,
Donations (clothing and furniture)
Click here information about donating goods to NSC, including partnership programs:

Click here to go to PYM links for

    FCNL Article – Fours Ways to Stand in Solidarity
    AFSC Action Alert – Assist Afghan People
    Afghanistan Response – A Collection of Resources
    Protecting Afghan Refugees at Risk – CWS Article
    Top 5 Ways to Support Afghans Seeking Refuge – Open Google Doc
    FAQ on Afghans Seeking Refuge – Open Google Doc
    Ecumenical Declaration: Expand Welcome
    Take Action – A Letter
    How to Help – Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
    Local to Philadelphia Area Relief Efforts
    Help Offset the Cost of Applications – HIAS Donation Page
    How to Help Afghan Refugees – Philadelphia Inquirer
    Resources for Immigrants and Refugees – City of Philadelphia
    Refugee Resettlement – Nationalities Services Center
    How to Help – HIAS Pennsylvania