Refugee Ministry

The Refugee Ministry Team of Lititz Moravian works in partnership with Church World Service (CWS) Lancaster to provide move-in services to newly arriving refugee families. Each move-in includes furniture, household goods, cleaning supplies, toiletries, a stocked pantry, and children’s welcome packs.

Many congregation members and friends in the community support the ministry through donations, physical labor, warm outreach, and prayers. Here are a few ways you can help.

Donate items in new or very good condition. Especially needed:

Kitchen:  dining sets of plates, bowls, utensils, drinking glasses (no wine glasses)

Bed/bath: Twin sheet sets & blankets [Full + queen also welcome]

Bath:  bath towels, bath rugs, shower curtains + rings

Cleaning supplies: dish soap, sprays, cleaning cloths/brushes, paper towels, laundry detergent, waste baskets, mop & bucket, broom & dustpan, trash bags, plunger

Toiletries: toilet paper, shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss, hand lotion, deodorant, etc.

Furniture: kitchen table/chairs, dressers, shelves

Misc: air conditioning units, fans, lamps, light bulbs, curtains + rods

We cannot accept beds or clothing.

  • Give a monetary donation to help purchase supplies. We often get very short notice of new arrivals – donation of funds allows us to make quick purchases as needed. Please make your check out to Lititz Moravian with “Refugee” in the memo and mail to Lititz Moravian, 8 Church Sq, Lititz PA 17543.
  • Volunteer to help organize supplies, pick up donations, carry heavy items, organize supplies, prepare welcome kits, stock a pantry, etc. Complete volunteer form here.
  • Drive newly arrived refugees to health appointments, etc. Clearances required.

 Refugee Housing Needed! If you have housing available to rent and would consider renting to a refugee family, please speak with us. We’d love to connect you with the housing coordinator at Church World Service for more information. Thank you for helping to provide a warm welcome!

 Please contact the office at 717-626-8515 or via our email contact form with any questions or offers of support. Thank you!

 World Service partners with the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program to provide refugee resettlement services including initial reception & placement services, housing and school enrollment, short-term cash and medical assistance, case management services, English as a Foreign Language classes, and job readiness and employment services — all designed to facilitate refugees’ successful transition in the U.S., and help them to attain self-sufficiency. For more information, visit