The Center for Refugee Services relies on financial support from individuals like you to pay essential expenses like utilities and rent on a facility where classes are held as well as services and support rendered.
Without your help, we cannot provide ESL classes, diapers and maternity support, education scholarships, employment help, and other essential case management services to support resettled refugees. This support is vital to refugees’ successful community integration.
Yes, I want to help the Center for Refugee Services by making a tax-deductible donation!
You can donate online here or mail donations to:
Center for Refugee Services
8703 Wurzbach Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78240
We welcome in kind donations of gently used and new items that assist our health and wellness programs. We encourage groups to choose a category for a group project. Donations can be brought to our office during business hours (Monday – Friday 10am to 3pm). We request that you do NOT leave donations at any other time as we are in a congested, well-traveled area.
We regret that unless we have a special project, we cannot take clothing. We do not have the space or volunteer staff to successfully provide this service on an ongoing basis.
We do request items for these three areas:
We provide needs for the kitchen and bathroom. We accept the entire or a portion of our household goods kit:
- New shower curtain/shower rings
- New/gently used dish sets
- New/gently used pots/pan assortment
- Large 8-10 quart pots
- Kitchen utensils
- Mixing bowls
- Towel/hot pads
- Serving bowls/platters
- New vinyl tablecloth
- Large pizza pan
- Food storage containers
- Laundry baskets
New Baby Layette (in a reusable tote bag)
We provide new items to welcome new family members to include:
- 2-3 Sleepers (0-3 months)
- 3-4 Onesies or seasonal outfits(0-3M)
- Bath shampoo/wash
- Bath washcloth/towel
- 2 bibs
- 2 receiving blankets
- A cardboard baby book
- A toy
- 1 pkg Newborn diapers and baby wipes (CRS can supply)
We also provide 25 diapers per month to all children until their 4th birthday. The most used sizes are size 4-6. We currently package and provide 12,000 diapers per month. This can be a challenge.
Welcome Hygiene Items
packed for single or family (multiples of 4)
- Body wash
- Shaving needs
- Feminine Hygiene (pads)
- Hand sanitizer
Please click the button below to make a donation via PayPal. Thank you so much.
Whether it is time, necessities or money, we depend on the generosity of the community so we can help legally settled refugees coming into San Antonio.
Donation Honoree Cards
Need the perfect gift…. and want to support the Center for Refugee Services? CRS has beautiful donation honoree cards, for $15 each. One is general and the other is for the holidays/New Year. Each has a different piece of art by a refugee child. For a donation of $15 per card, we will send you a gift card and envelope to send to the honoree of your choice.
The holiday/New Year card says “The Center for Refugee Services gratefully acknowledges that a gift has been made in your honor. This gift will help support education, employment, and health and wellness assistance to over 1,000 legally resettled refugees who have made San Antonio their permanent home. Thanks for easing their resettlement!”
Best wishes for happy holidays and a peaceful and healthy New Year!
The general card says “The Center for Refugee Services gratefully acknowledges that a gift has been made in your honor. This gift will help support education, employment, and health and wellness assistance to over 1,000 legally resettled refugees who have made San Antonio their permanent home. Thanks for easing their resettlement!”