How Your Gift Helps

Many Afghan evacuees are eligible for only modest support from the U.S. government. Resettlement agencies must rely on private funds to meet their needs: rent and furnishings for apartments, household goods, clothing, food.

You can provide for a family’s most basic needs through a sponsorship gift.

Your gift... ...provides this kind of help to newly-arrived Afghan families
New home:
$4,000
Rent, couch, loveseat, coffee table, lamp, small dining room set, 2 full beds, 2 twin beds, pillows, sheets and blankets
Legal services:
$2,000
Visa fees, legal services, etc.
One month’s rent:
$1,500
Based on standard rental values in the Houston area
Hygiene items for six months:
$1,200 for family of six
Toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotion, deodorant, towels, soap
New baby:
$1,000
Car seat, diapers, baby wipes, diaper cream, receiving blanket, baby soap, baby lotion, stroller, baby bath
Kitchen/groceries:
$750
Pantry stocked with culturally-appropriate foods; Frying pan, saucepan, boiling pot, can opener, bowls, dinner plates (6), drinking glasses (6), large mixing bowl, wastebasket, trash bags (50), dish soap, kitchen towels (2), utensils (6 each), serving spoon, spatula, cutting knife, potholder (2), mop, broom, rice cooker, toaster, etc.
Job search:
$500
Business attire, transportation, other work supplies, cell phone
Back to school:
$250 per child
Backpack, reusable water bottle, lunch box, notebook, planner, pencils (2-5), eraser, ruler, pens (2-5), calculator, pencil case, binder, folder (3-5), lined paper
Clothing:
$200
Pants, shirts, dresses, undergarments, shoes