In-Kind Donations

In-Kind donations to HRI are essential to expanding our work in the Dallas community. HRI is always looking for reliable and motivated volunteers to help with collection of goods and items that our clients do not have. As a small and efficient agency we do our best not to replicate existing community services and only ask for items that we know our clients would not receive otherwise.  See the list below for examples of how you can help!

Toiletry Drive

Are you looking for an activity for a student organization, civic group, or your place of employment? Your coworkers and friends might enjoy doing an in-kind donation drive for HRI clients. HRI needs volunteers to conduct donation drives for emergency client items and for ongoing assistance to our neediest clients throughout the year. Examples include:

  • Personal items/toiletry drives, for items such as shampoo, conditioner, body wash, soap, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, sanitary pads, and personal razors
  • Baby items, such as diapers of all sizes (infant to 6T), baby wipes, and clothing (when needed)
  • Winter items/blanket drives during the winter and umbrella drives during the spring
  • International phone cards to help HRI clients stay in contact with their family and to obtain documentation for their legal cases

Contact our Social Services Director, Zainab Ellis, at today!

Holiday Wish Program

The Holiday Wish Program at Human Rights Initiative brings the joy of the season to our clients, many of whom are struggling with the pressures of making ends meet or the anxiety surrounding their legal cases. Thanks to the generosity of people like you, the Holiday Wish Program is able to lend a helping hand to our neediest clients. We hope you will consider participating in this worthwhile and meaningful program by sponsoring a family and shopping for one or more items on their wish list or donating so that HRI can shop on your behalf. The Holiday Wish program begins recruiting sponsors towards the end of October.

For more information about in-kind giving or the Holiday Wish Program, please contact our Social Services Director, Zainab Ellis, at or by phone at 214.273.4335.

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