Ways to Give | Global Refuge

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

New name.
Same mission.

LIRS is now Global Refuge.

Welcoming newcomers since 1939.

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Ways to Give

Give the gift of welcome

Support our New American neighbors

The generous support of our individual, corporate, foundation, and faith community partners provides vital resources and programming for immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. Join us.

Every dollar makes a difference in our ability to serve a family, expand our reach, and engage with our communities. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today. If you have questions or need more information, please contact us at giving@globalrefuge.org or 410-230-2858.

Give Online Now


Make an immediate impact with your online donation. We accept gifts via credit and debit cards, checking and savings accounts, and digital wallet payments.


Make an Impact

  • Give online

    Give online at Global Refuge.org/give. We accept gifts via credit and debit cards, checking and savings accounts, and digital wallet payments.

    Donate Now
  • Send a check

    Checks can be made payable to Global Refuge and sent to P.O. Box 17467, Baltimore MD 21297-1467.

  • Become a Global Refuge Sustainer

    Be an essential partner in our mission and services by setting up an automatic monthly gift.

    Give Monthly
  • Support micro-loans

    Give to the Dorothy Rossing Endowment Fund for Immigrants and Refugees, supporting micro-loans for new Americans.

    More on Micro-loans
  • Legacy Giving

    Make a lasting impact by listing Global Refuge as a beneficiary and becoming a member of the Bernthal Legacy Society.

    More on Planned Giving
  • Tribute Gifts

    Honor a special person, celebrate a birthday or milestone, or remember a loved one by adding a tribute to your gift.

    Give a tribute gift


Our team is here to help. Find a giving officer or reach out to us directly via giving@globalrefuge.org or 410-230-2858. 


Investment Giving

Qualified Charitable Distributions from IRA

If you are at least 70½ years old, you may make a qualified charitable distribution from your individual retirement account (IRA) without paying additional taxes. For those age 73 and above, a qualified charitable distribution to Global Refuge fulfills your annual required minimum distribution (RMD). Contact your financial advisor to make a gift to Global Refuge (EIN 13-2574854).

Donor-Advised Fund

A donor-advised fund is one of the easiest and most tax-advantageous ways to give to charity. As you make annual disbursements from your donor-advised fund, consider Global Refuge (EIN 13-2574854) in your giving plan.

Gifts of Stock or Securities

Leverage exceptional tax benefits and a streamlined donation with a gift of stock or securities to Global Refuge. Please visit Gift of Stock and Securities for brokerage and account information for the transfer.


You may donate cryptocurrency or stocks directly from your crypto wallet or stock portfolio. Donating crypto is safe, easy, and fast. Making a charitable gift is a quick three-step process:

  1. Select your preferred crypto and enter your gift amount.
  2. Type in your email and basic info (or choose to give anonymously).
  3. Make your gift!

Upon making a donation, you can elect to receive an automatically generated tax receipt that will be sent to the email address you provide.

Crypto charitable donations are processed quickly and safely with The Giving Block and Gemini Trust Exchange.

Workplace Giving and Matching Gifts

Employer Matching Gifts

Double the impact of your donation! Ask your employer if a corporate giving program will match your gift or contact us at giving@globalrefuge.org to see if you are eligible for a matching gift.

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Thrivent Choice

If you are a Thrivent Member, you can direct your free Thrivent Choice Dollars® to Global Refuge.

Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)

CFC is the official workplace giving campaign for United States federal government employees and retirees. To support Global Refuge, visit cfcgiving.opm.gov/welcome or contact your local CFC Outreach Coordinator. Global Refuge’ charity number is 78594.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • To reduce postage and environmental costs, Global Refuge emails gift acknowledgement letters whenever possible. If you prefer a print receipt, please request from giving@globalrefuge.org.

  • To access a digital acknowledgment letter for an online donation, you may log into our Supporter Hub.

  • To update your contact information, you may log into our Supporter Hub 

  • Current Global Refuge Sustainers may log in here to update contact information, view giving history, and more

  • Unfortunately, Global Refuge cannot accept donations of furniture or household items at this time. We encourage you to reach out to a local Global Refuge partner near you.

  • We’d love to hear from you. Contact us at giving@globalrefuge.org or 410-230-2858.

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