Many of the refugees arriving in Michigan come without even a bed to sleep on. We hope to provide these individuals with the essentials to assist them in beginning their new lives here in Ann Arbor. By donating money to MRAP, you will help fund groceries, household appliances, basic toiletries, furniture, and many more items imperative to individuals’ ability to sustain themselves. We are fundraising to support the efforts of our community partner organizations, including Jewish Family Services of Ann Arbor, Samaritas, and Freedom House Detroit. 80% of your donation will go directly to those organization's resettlement programs and help bolster the work they do. Additionally,15% percent of your donation will go to support education and advocacy programming in and around the Ann Arbor community by MRAP members. Finally, 5% of your donation will be used to cover operational expenses such as gas for our volunteers.
Total raised to date: $7,351
In addition to monetary donations, MRAP is also accepting in-kind donations from students on campus and people around the community. We are collecting any and all useable items. If you have something that you would like to donate please complete the following submission form. Before donating, please ask yourself if you would wear/use the item. Our goal is to provide these refugees with high-quality clothing and items. Thank you for your support!
Additionally, we are currently seeking the following items:
• Kitchen table
• Television table/stand
• Sheets: 2 queen sets, 2 king sets
• Jackets (1 Small (male child), 1 Small (woman), 3 Mediums (male), 1 XL(male))
• Standing lamp (for family room)
• Body sponge
• Shower rack
• Washer and dryer
• Electric hair razor
• Vacuum cleaner
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a donation.