Help for Refugees

More refugees from Afghanistan will be arriving in Wausau. New Beginnings for Refugees and the Ethiopian Community Development Council, Inc. are collecting donations to fully equip these families with the necessities they’ll need to resettle.

A donation site is located at the Whitewater Music Hall in Wausau in the lower level (door 137). Donations are accepted every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon or by appointment for a large collection. For a list of needed items, visit

for example: 

  • Bicycles

  • Waste cans

  • Feminine maxi pads

  • Toilet bowl cleaner

  • Toilet brushes (new)

  • Multi purpose cleaner

  • Laundry detergent

  • Throw blankets

  • Twin and Queen size sheets-complete set

  • Platform type bed frames***

  • Bunk bed frames***

  • Dining Room table and chairs***

  • Dressers***

  • Living Room furniture***

  • ***Large furniture by approval- please text 715-301-9719 with photo*** (separate warehouse drop site)

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3500 Stewart Avenue, Wausau, 54401

715-355-5151 / 844-453-4673 (HOPE) - Toll-Free

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