Afghan Refugee Response

Short-term goal:

Furnish a minimum of four apartments for Afghan refugees resettling in Oklahoma City.

Long-term mission:

Help our new Afghan neighbors move from crisis to community by engaging in meaningful, ongoing relationship with the sponsored families.


How you can help:

  • Donate cash (specify this is for the “Immigrant Outreach” account)
  • Donate gift cards to Walmart, Target, etc.
  • Help coordinate effort and track donations
  • Shop for items not donated
  • Sort and assemble donated items
  • Pick up and move furniture and other larger items
  • Set up apartment days prior to move in
  • Spread the word through your personal and professional networks, including on social media, about ways people can get involved
  • Let Catholic Charities know if you are aware of any affordable apartments or rental homes available in the OKC area (particularly those with 3+ bedrooms)
  • Open your home to refugee families if housing not immediately available at the time of their arrival to Oklahoma (if allowable).
  • Be a part of a Wesley Welcome Team that engages in meaningful relationship with the sponsored families
  • Support The Spero Project (

Note: Our storage unit is currently overflowing, thanks to the generous donations of the community! As we wait for new families to arrive, we ask that you hold on to all larger in-kind donations until further notice. Thank you!

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