Giving Project



CIC Holiday Giving Project

As part of Pope Francis’ global campaign, “Share the Journey,” the CIC is collecting items for the Refugee Resettlement program through Bethany Christian Services who welcomes refugee and immigrant families to West Michigan and help them adjust to their new life in the United States.

We are collecting new or gently used household products used to set up homes for newly sponsored refugee families.

We hope you can help.  When you are out shopping on Black Friday or online shopping Cyber Monday, consider picking out something for these families who have been forced to flee their homes due to war, persecution and poverty.  Show them that we care for all of God’s children.

*Items can be dropped off at the CIC during regular business hours through December 20.

Items needed include:

  • sets of dishes for 8
  • sets of mixing/ serving bowls
  • pots and pans
  • sets of silverware for 8
  • coffee mugs and drinking glasses
  • sets of cooking utensils
  • sets of sharp knives
  • plastic storage containers
  • toaster, rice cooker, iron & ironing board
  • cutting boards
  • salt and pepper shakers
  • vacuum cleaner, mop, broom
  • bucket, brush and dust pan
  • kitchen trash bags
  • twin sized sheets, blanket, comforter
  • double sized sheets, blanket, comforter
  • new pillows
  • light bulbs, hangers, first aid kit, toilet paper
  • new toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant