New name, same mission! LIRS is becoming Global Refuge. Learn more.

New name.
Same mission.

LIRS is now Global Refuge.

Welcoming newcomers since 1939.

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Fresh Change

A Fresh Change

When immigrants are released from Customs and Border Protection custody, it is often with nothing but the ill-fitting government-issued clothes on their backs.

Please note: We are currently in the process of transitioning our resources to reflect our new brand, but the information within this toolkit is still correct!

In partnership with Border Servant Corps, the Global Refuge network welcomes them with dignity, offering a place to stay, a warm meal, and, with your help, a fresh change of clothes. The new Fresh Change program offers an opportunity to welcome immigrants with a bag of new clothing. Using our toolkit, volunteers can pack as many bags as they’d like and send them to our neighbors at the border. You can even host a Fresh Change packing party!

Download the Toolkit

How It Works

  1. Download the Fresh Change Digital Toolkit, which includes additional instructions and free printables.
  2. Let Global Refuge know how many bags you plan to assemble.
  3. Wait for a confirmation email from Global Refuge with a mailing address.
  4. Fill your bags per the instructions in the toolkit.
  5. Send the bags to newly arrived immigrants!

Register Your Bags

No time to pack bags? No problem!

You can purchase items online and send them straight to the people who need them.

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