Frequently asked questions

We collect humanitarian aid for refugee camps around the world


  1. Lifting Hands International collects, sorts, and packs humanitarian aid, ready for shipment from Utah.
  2. Our partners, Helping Hand for Relief and Development, ship and distribute the aid to refugees in areas such as Jordan, Lebanon, Bangladesh, and Somalia.

How to donate or volunteer:

If you would like to donate items, here's how it works. First, take a look at our "Refugee Needs List" embedded below. Do you have any of these items already? Awesome! If not, would you be willing to buy some of them from our Amazon wish list, or are you interested in holding a drive through your local school, scout troop, sports team, or church congregation? Even better! If you have questions about what supplies we can accept, please send an email to our Director of Utah Operations, Carlissa Larsen, at

LHI has over two dozen donation drop-off points scattered throughout Utah, so all you need to do is gather your donations, find the drop-off location nearest you, and deliver them at your convenience. Our drop-off coordinators will subsequently convey your donations to our warehouse in Pleasant Grove, where they can be sorted, packaged, and prepared for transit to a refugee camp overseas. To find the address for the nearest drop-off point, please send an email to Traci Parson, our Assistant Director of Utah Operations, at

Traci can also provide you with information regarding when and how to volunteer in our warehouse if you would like to help process, record, and organize donated supplies. If you have any further questions, check out our FAQ or shoot an email to one of our Utah directors. We keep plenty busy, but we do our best to respond promptly to all incoming messages.

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