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We are in an unprecedented time in the United States, a country with a proud history of welcoming immigrants and refugees. CWS has played a role in this important work since 1946, welcoming hundreds of thousands of refugees who are weary from the journey behind them and hopeful about what lies ahead.

This is a time of uncertainty. But it is not a time to give up. We will not stop fighting for those we serve.

Please stand with us, choosing hope over fear. Join us as we send a strong message to the world that refugees and immigrants are welcome.

With your support, we won’t stop fighting. We are truly #Greateras1.

impact of your contribution

Refugees typically arrive in the U.S. with little more than a change of clothes. See how your donation can make a difference today for refugees seeking a safe new home:


covers a week of bus transportation to work.



can afford kids English learning books



supplies a newly arrived refugee in the U.S. with linens: sheets, blankets, towels and pillowcases.



can provide a meal for a newly arrived family on their first night in the U.S.



supplies a kitchen kit with cleaning supplies and cookware.



secures a family of four with beds, mattresses and frames.



covers a family’s first month of rent in the U.S.


Support our advocacy efforts

Your gift will support the efforts of our advocacy team as we raise our voices together in support of refugee and immigrant rights.

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Support our work at the border

Your donation helps support asylum-seekers in shelters at the border access essential services, reunite with their family members, connect to onward travel, and have a fresh start.

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Help support refugees in creative ways – hosting an event with your friends, work colleagues, classmates and faith community members.

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Support our legal services efforts

Your gift will support our low bono legal services at our New York office, including assistance with family petitions and naturalizations.

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