Make a Difference

Ways to Donate

Make a Financial Donation

Make a financial donation via PayPal to the Refugee Support Center. Our PayPal is linked here. Or mail us a check for any amount. Your gift IS tax deductible!

Refugee Support Center

PO Box 1025
Carrboro, NC 27510

The Refugee Support Center is a 501(c)3 charitable, non-profit community service agency. We receive no federal government funding and are on a shoestring budget. No donation is too small.

School Supplies Project

The Chapel of the Cross Episcopal Church is coordinating a virtual and in-person community school supply drive for the Refugee Support Center.

Beginning June 28th, you can purchase items HERE on our Amazon Wish List

You will also be able to use a QR code to take you to the Wish List site

The Supply Drive will be serving 350 Pre-K through Grade 12 students with the help of local congregations, individuals, and community groups.

Only new, unused supplies will be accepted.

Needed supplies include:

Backpacks for elementary, middle and high school students • 1” and 3” Binders • Colored Pencils • Composition Books • Crayons • Dry Erase Markers • Erasers • Glue Sticks • Highlighters • Looseleaf Paper • Broad and Fine Tip Markers • Pencils • Pencil Pouches • Handheld Pencil Sharpeners • Pens • Rulers • Spiral Notebooks

You can contribute by purchasing supplies and dropping them off at Chapel of the Cross, OR by buying them on our Amazon Wish List.

A drive through collection will be held on Saturday, July 20 from 9-11am in the parking circle at the Chapel of the Cross, 304 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill. You may also drop off supplies at COTC from July 1 – July 19, Monday – Friday between 10am-4pm.

Questions? Please contact Allison Worthy

Purchase Gift Cards

Purchase VISA, Food Lion or Wal-Mart gift cards for us to distribute to our neediest families.

Organize a Collection Drive

If you are interested in donating a functional, reliable car, we are often able to match with a family in need. Four-door cars, SUVS and minivans, all with auto transmissions, are desired. Clear titles are required. If you have a vehicle to donate, contact our office and we will send someone to examine the vehicle.


If you're considering holding a fundraiser, let us help.

Important Note

While we are grateful for all items offered, we have very limited storage and the needs of our clients change frequently. We are only accepting unopened items from collection drives and purchases of new clothing. Thank you for remembering that due to limited storage space, all items are accepted only on a prearranged basis; please do not leave donations at our door after hours. They will be discarded.

If you are interested in donating furniture, or any other item not listed above, you must contact our office ahead of time to be sure there is a need for what you would like to donate. If you can hold onto your item until it is needed, and if you can assist with delivery, we will do our best to find refugees who will put your item to good use.
We DO NOT accept appliances.

"Not only are we distributing donated items to cash-strapped families, but we are also distributing community goodwill to a population to whom that is not always conveyed."

RSC Volunteer Application

Interested in volunteering with the Refugee Support Center? Please complete the application form below, and a member of our staff will be in touch with you soon.