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COVID-19 Crisis

Hearts & Homes was born into challenging times.  First, there was a shift in US policies designed to dismantle the US Refugee Program, and now, the COVID-19 crisis. Our foundation is strong and we are meeting the challenges of the pandemic by expanding our capacity to do what we do best–– assist the most vulnerable of our new neighbors––refugees, asylees and those who have no safety net or family network during this crisis. For refugees, this crisis is deja vu. Once again they are hoping to stay alive and survive this curveball in their new life.

We need your help to help our new neighbors, now, more than ever before.

Through a wide and growing network, Hearts & Homes is addressing food insecurity, rent, utilities, health care and unemployment and information about surviving and looking beyond the COVID crisis.  

Back to School

As the year unfolds and families adapt to the new normal Hearts & Homes will make sure that students have what they need to adapt to what promises to be a new model of learning.  We welcome donations to our COVID-Relief School Year fund. 

To donate by check, please make it out to "Hearts and Homes for Refugees" and mail to P.O. Box 8558, Pelham, NY 10803.

For as long and far as we are able,  Hearts & Homes will strengthen the safety nets and be the network that many of the most vulnerable do not have.

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After you have made your contribution, feel free to send an email to, and we will be happy to email you a card that you can print for the recipient!

Hearts and Homes for Refugees, Inc. is a  501(c)(3) non-profit organization registered in the State of New York. 100% of your gift is tax-deductible.

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Cars for Change - Donate Your Vehicle

For our new neighbors beginning a new life means working hard and starting over in every imaginable way.  Owning a car provides the flexibility of movement and new opportunities. Thanks to donors, some of our new neighbors who can afford to own a car by paying insurance, gas and maintenance, have received second-hand cars in good working condition. Let us know if you have a car to donate and would like us to match it with a family. Send an email to

Clunkers are valuable too!

Planning to retire an old car? Donate it here to support Hearts & Homes for Refugees. Like a financial contribution, the value of your vehicle is tax-deductible through CARS.

Donate your car (or truck, motorcycle, RV, or boat!) To donate, simply completing the form on the CARS website and they will reach out to you to arrange the pick-up of your vehicle donation, at no cost to you. You may qualify for a tax deduction.

Vehicle donation pick-up is always free to you and most vehicles can be picked up within 24-72 business hours. You'll receive an initial car donation receipt upon pick-up and then our team will work to turn your car into cash to support our cause. Once your vehicle is sold, we will provide you proper tax forms for filing.


2020 Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar by Candid

At Hearts and Homes, we are committed to our values of transparency and accountability. We are honored to have earned the 2020 Platinum Seal from GuideStar, the world's largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. Click here for a look at our GuideStar profile.

2019 Top-Rated Charity with Great Nonprofits Awards

Hearts And Homes For Refugees Nonprofit Overview and Reviews on GreatNonprofits

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