Rotaract’s Supply Drive for Afghan Refugees

The Rotaract Club of Gainesville is collecting donations of new household items for refugees from Afghanistan who are being resettled in Jacksonville and its surrounding areas. The Jacksonville office of Catholic Charities has a refugee resettlement program and is resettling 200 Afghan refugees through March 2022. Donations will be collected until Thursday, September 17th.

How to donate:

Online: You can order items on our Amazon Wishlist that will be shipped directly to the collection site:  When you check out, select “Ashley Hemingway’s Gift Registry Address” as your shipping address.

In Person: Donations can be delivered to the Firestone Building at 304 W. University Ave. Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Monetary Donations: The Rotaract Club can take monetary donations through Rotary Clubs of Gainesville Foundation, which will then be passed along to Catholic Charities’ Jacksonville office. If you’re interested in giving in this way, contact

Here is a list of new items that we are collecting:

  • Bathroom furnishings
  • Bedroom furnishings
  • Cooking and dining supplies
  • Household linens and décor
  • Queen-, full- and twin-size mattresses and bed frames
  • Household cleaning supplies

For more than 40 years, Catholic Charities Jacksonville has welcomed people fleeing violence and/or persecution. Catholic Charities is committed to serving everyone regardless of faith and does not proselytize to its clients. More information about the project can be found at

For more information about this supply drive, contact