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City of Boston donation drive for Haitian immigrants

Help us welcome our new neighbors! The drive is taking place from Wednesday, December 15, 2021, through Friday, January 21, 2022.

Hundreds of families have arrived in Massachusetts directly from the border with little to no resources or possessions. This holiday season, help us get them on their feet by donating new:

  • Toiletries (soap, toothpaste, etc.)
  • Diapers
  • Menstrual products
  • Gently used linens (sheets, towels, etc.)
  • Cleaning supplies

You can view a full list of donation items below. All donations can be brought to Boston City Hall, 1 City Hall Square, starting Wednesday, December 15, 2021, through Friday, January 21, 2022.

Please note: All donations will be distributed to families in need by Immigrant Family Services Institute (IFSI) in Mattapan.

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  • Full list of donation items

    Full list of donation items
    • Bed sets (mattresses, cribs, toddler, twin, full, queen size beds)
    • Bed sheets, comforters, pillows, towels, wash cloths
    • Curtains, shades, blinds
    • Cookware (pots, pans, plates, cups, utensils)
    • Storage (portable closets, hangers, laundry baskets, dressers, chest of drawers)
    • Cleaning supplies (brooms, mops, vacuums, sanitizers, cleaning solutions, dish soap, sponges, cleaning brushes)
    • Gift cards
    • Diapers and wipes
    • Toys and gifts
    • Winter clothing (coats, gloves, mittens, boots, hats)
    • Strollers, car seats, baby carriers
    • Winter clothing (coats, gloves, mittens, boots, hats)
    • Hygiene products (toothpaste, soap, deodorant, body lotion, shampoo, sanitary pads)
    • Gifts
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