Help us welcome refugee and asylee families to New York City by providing clothing support to newly-arrived children

Our New Neighbors

Families we support come from Chad, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Guinea, Honduras, Burkina Faso, Pakistan, Azerbaijan, & more


We match newly-arrived refugee and asylee families with local NYC families who have slightly older kids 


Local NYC families commit to send or deliver 2-3 clothing hand-me-down packages per year to their partner family


The New Neighbors Clothing Partnership matches refugee, asylee, and asylum-seeking families with local New York City families who have slightly older kids and can pass on hand-me-down clothing donations on a regular basis. This initiative provides ongoing support to families who usually receive (at most) three months of government agency assistance when they first arrive in the United States.


Kids grow quickly, families have continuous need for children's clothing, and New York City non-profits lack the manpower to run continuous clothing drives and sort donations, as well as the space to store donations - with the NNCP, clothes go directly from the families that have them to the families that need them.


Hand-me-down partnerships have been established between dozens of New York families and newly-resettled families from Afghanistan, Guinea, Ukraine, Central African Republic, China, Ghana, Egypt, Honduras, Ecuador, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Chad, the Philippines, Tajikistan, Burkina Faso, Russia, El Salvador, Tanzania, and Azerbaijan. 

Our Team

Our Partners

Shoshana Akabas 

Shoshana holds and M.F.A. from Columbia University and has eight years of experience working with refugees and asylum seekers in the U.S. and Middle East.

Emily Moore

Dr. Emily Moore holds a PhD from the CUNY Graduate Center. She is an English teacher and Brooklyn-based mother of two.


Lo & Sons donates beautiful new backpacks and weekender bags to our refugee clients

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The Pollination Project has provided generous grant support

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