The Refugee Development Center is able to provide valuable services because of the personal contributions of our generous community supporters. Your financial support helps us provide the tools necessary for newcomer families to succeed. We thank you!

Donate and Attend RDC’s SPRING FUNDRAISER - May 20, 2024

Save the Date! Our Spring Fundraiser will be held on May 20th at RDC’s Newcomer Center 5:30-7:30pm. This event will help support our Newcomer Center programming including First Steps early literacy, digital literacy, health and housing navigation, yoga, music, art, sewing, social club, tea time, mentoring, tutoring, English classes and so much more!

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Donate to our 2024 Program Fund

Your donation will support expanding in-demand services at the Center that are currently at 100% capacity, such as English, early literacy, and citizenship classes; health and housing navigation services; and programming such as daily sewing lab, twice-weekly tea time, and field trips for children. As demand for our services grows, we rely on your generosity to help us expand our resources to meet rising needs. Thank you for helping us continue offering these vital resources for newcomers in our community as we enter the new year. Donate

Donate to RDC Crisis Fund

Your donation will help support newcomer families in crisis and in need of basic needs such as shelter, food, clothing, utility assistance and other critical immediate needs. Donate

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Gifts of Stock or Estate Planning

Would you, or someone you love like to give a gift of stock, property, or make an estate plan that includes the Refugee Development Center? Email Erika, our Executive Director, who can assist you with this donation or plan.

Other Ways to Give


The Refugee Development Center
600 W. Maple St. Suite A
Lansing, MI 48906


(517) 999-5090

Welcome Kits for New Families

If you are interested in providing a welcome kit, please contact to request instructions.

Amazon Wish List

Amazon Wish List: We are always adding items to our wish list that will be used in our programs or that our families have identified as an immediate need. Thank you for your help!

Other Current Needs

Due to limited storage space so we are unable to accept items unless it is listed on our wish list or we have identified it as a specific need. As such, we cannot take clothing, furniture, general household items, etc.