Donations for Afghan Refugees in Wisconsin

At Goodwill SCWI, we know that many people in our communities are eager to help provide needed items for the Afghan refugees being housed at Fort McCoy. We are proud to assist with this effort by collecting items via our donation centers and transporting them to the refugee support team at Fort McCoy, Save our Allies (SOA).

Please note: SOA requests new and gently used items as specified on the list below in the specified sizes and which are culturally appropriate (modest, solid colors).

As always, Goodwill SCWI will gratefully accept your donations of gently used goods and items not on the list below. These items stay in our resale stores to support Goodwill programs in our local communities.

To make a donation for the Afghan refugees, simply bring any of the items listed below to your local Goodwill SCWI donation center. Please be sure to tell the attendant which donations are to be set aside and transported to Fort McCoy.

Thank you!



Save our Allies is requesting donations of new and gently used clothing items that meet the size and cultural specifications, as well as other needed items. Please note the following:

  • Baby supplies, including bibs, burp cloths, baby food, spoons, bottles, bottle brushes, extra nipples
  • Toddler clothing, sizes 2T-6T
  • All men’s clothing size small and medium (pants size 32 and under)
  • Padded bras (not sports bras), small sizes
  • Winter weight socks for men, women and children
  • New or very gently used recreational and sports equipment, toys, games and jigsaw puzzles (all ages)
  • Classic children’s books
  • Luggage, backpacks