Welcome Kits

Welcome Kit Examples
Welcome Kits are items that every refugee family needs. They are easy and fun to assemble.

Items with an asterisk* are always in short supply.

Home Again Starter Kit 
coffee
tea
cereal
rice
macaroni/pasta
paper towels
toilet paper
shampoo
soap
crackers
canned soup
salt and pepper
cooking oil
tomato sauce 
flour

Housekeeping Pack
Broom*
Dustpan*
Mop*
Bucket*
Laundry soap*
Laundry basket*
Light bulbs*
Garbage bags*
Cleaning rags
Paper towels*
Dish washing liquid*
Window cleaner*
General disinfectant*

First Aid Pack
Bandaids
Thermometer
Antibiotic ointment
Tylenol
Gauze pads
Antiseptic wipes
Aspirin
Latex gloves
Iodine and alcohol prep pads
Medical adhesive tape
Antacids
Medicine measuring spoon

Personal Hygiene Pack
Hand soap
Tooth brushes*
Tooth paste*
Comb and brush*
Shampoo*
Sanitary napkins
Wash cloths
Bath towels*
Men’s deodorant
Women’s deodorant
Razors*
Toilet paper
Hand towels

Welcome Pack
Pens
Pencils
Stationery
Tissues
Calendar
Tablecloth
Centerpiece for a table
Candle
Matches
Notebook
Stamps
Domestic phone card
International phone card

Good Night Pack
Blankets*
Pillows (must be new)
Sheets for single or double beds (please indicate which)
Pillowcases
Lamp
Clothes hangers
Alarm clock*

School Pack
Backpack
Spiral notebooks
Pencils
Pens
Ruler
Binder
Children’s scissors
Glue stick
Lined paper
Eraser
Calculator

Kitchen Pack
A set of dishes
Pots & Pans (preferably no Teflon)*
Large cooking pot*
Cooking utensils
Glasses
Can opener*
Silverware*
Clock
Dish drainer*
Disc scrubbers*
Kitchen towels
Pot holders
Serving bowls, platters

Food Pack
Salt & pepper
Five pound bag of sugar
20 lb. bag of rice
5 lb. bag of flour
Cooking oil
Each ethnicity will have specific food items that are staples. Lists available from JERS

Other needed items
Dressers*
Lamps
Couches
Chairs
Kitchen table and chairs*
Baby diapers*
Car seats*
New socks and underwear—any size*
Vacuum cleaners*

Green Cleaning Kits
Baking soda
Distilled white vinegar
Castile soap
Lemon juice
Kosher salt
Scrub brush
Caddy for ingredients
Reusable cloths/washcloths

Additional items given to refugee families as they become available:
TV*
VCR*
Microwave*
Telephone*
Fans*
Sewing machine*
Computer*
Iron and ironing board*
Bicycles*
Helmets*
Radios*
CD players*
Strollers*
Umbrellas*
Shower curtain*

Iron and ironing board*

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