Emergency Responses

Over our 36 year history, Delivering Good has developed the expertise to distribute donated new goods in times of crisis and knows how to work with the right partners, to get the right supplies, to the right place when they are most needed.

When supporting any type of humanitarian crisis services, timing can be very important. Delivering Good’s role is to support people recovering and rebuilding their lives; most of this work is done after the initial rescue and immediate services from first responders, local governments and various agencies. Through the years, Delivering Good has been committed to providing assistance and support for impacted communities for days, weeks, months and even years after the initial event.

Afghan Refugee Resettlement

In the wake of political upheaval in Afghanistan, tens of thousands of Afghan refugees have sought or are expected to seek refuge in the United States. As of September 16, 2021, an estimated 53,000 Afghan evacuees were temporarily residing at eight military bases throughout the mainland United States, with another 37,000 awaiting passage into the country. At present, the Biden administration expects up to 65,000 Afghans to resettle in this country by the end of October, and a further 30,000 to arrive in 2022. 

For the children and adults seeking new homes in this time of crisis, the need for immediate material aid is enormous. And among the most needed items for refugee communities are new and high-quality clothes. This is especially the case for winter clothing such as warm coats, hats, gloves, and blankets; as well as basic necessities such as socks and undergarments.

While these needs exist for all age groups, they are especially profound in the case of children, whom studies have shown to suffer long-term psychological and physical consequences of the refugee experience – and for whom the provision of material aid, such as clothing, can be a major factor in improved conditions. 

Delivering Good’s support for the resettlement of Afghan refugees to the United States is an ongoing emergency response. With support from Islamic Relief USA and other generous donors, we have committed to providing new clothing, including critically needed winter coats, for more than 9,000 men, women, and children who are working to create new lives in the US.

"Hanes Brand's generous donation of clothing, socks, and undergarments were received with much gratitude and thanks to everyone at Delivering Good. Thousands of families have been on various bases across the country for four months, many of which who came with only the clothes on their backs. An extensive sense of gratitude came not only from the Afghan evacuees themselves, but also from the sorting teams on the ground working with Rubicon, the many Afghan volunteers present on base since the first arrivals entered, and members of the Afghan American coalitions that were incredibly thankful to Delivering Good and Hanes Brand for the generous donation of brand new clothes.

Everything that Hanes donated through Delivering Good, from the undergarments, to t-shirts and the thousands of socks, have helped provide much more than clothing, but also a sense of dignity, support, and the feeling of welcome that our teams are working so diligently to provide. A sincere thank you for your generosity and continued support in helping thousands of Afghan evacuees prepare for their new lives in the United States."

-Saja Awad, US Regional Programs Coordinator, IRUSA

Tornado Relief

Delivering Good has been working closely with organizations on the ground to support those affected by the devastating tornadoes that tore through several states in December of 2021. We will continue to support impacted communities until they are able to recover and rebuild.

“The devastation is something I’ve never seen before. Very tragic, and a horrible event for so many communities and families. Today we saw people left with nothing but hope.”

-4 Good Community

 

If you are interested in making a product donation to support our relief efforts in Kentucky and other affected areas, please contact our product sourcing team directly at [email protected].

All donations are appreciated.  Most needed items include:

Socks
Underwear
Jeans
Casual Apparel/warm clothing
Toys (for children)
Sneakers or rubber sole shoes
Hats/gloves/scarves
Coats
Blankets

You can help deliver good for struggling families and individuals with a generous gift today. Financial donations support Delivering Good's efforts to solicit and direct new product donations to our network of 1,000+ community partners across the country, supporting countless individuals living with poverty, disaster and other tragedies.

Are you with a company that is interested in donating new merchandise to support communities affected by natural or other disasters? Visit our product donation page and learn the many benefits of being a Delivering Good product donor.

Delivering Good & Disasters: Rebuilding and Providing Hope, Year After Year

The past several years, catastrophic natural disasters, increasingly powerful in their devastation, have left a lasting impact on affected communities. Delivering Good is committed to assisting and supporting impacted communities for the days, weeks, months and years after our initial distribution of goods. By coordinating closely with local partners about both their community's immediate and long-term needs, Delivering Good can provide donations of new apparel, home items, children’s products and other essentials that can help the recovery.

In 2021, Delivering Good assisted with recovery efforts for disasters ranging from wild fires, to tropical storms to devastating tornadoes, as well as provided ongoing support to communities still recovering from disasters that occurred in prior years. By mobilizing the children's, fashion, retail, and home industries, Delivering Good is on track to distribute more than 20million pieces of new merchandise to communities in need.

All donations will be used where they are most needed. If your donation is not needed for immediate disasters, it may be used for other communities in need. Please email any questions to [email protected].