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URGENT: Immigrant children and families affected by Hurricane Ian need your support! Donate now.

Give the Gift of Welcome

Mail donations* to:

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
PO Box 17467
Baltimore, MD 21297-1467

*Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate donations of furniture or household items at this time. We encourage you to reach out to your local LIRS affiliate organization for local interest and capacity.

Gifts of Stock or Securities

Receive an immediate income tax deduction with a gift of stock or securities to LIRS. You may also realize savings on capital gains taxes that normally accrue at the time of sale. To ensure that you receive a tax receipt, please contact LIRS before you transfer stocks by emailing or calling 877-291-7061.

Donor Advised Fund

Keep LIRS in mind as you make your annual disbursements from your Donor Advised Fund.

Thrivent Choice®

If you are a Thrivent Member, you can direct your free Thrivent Choice Dollars® to Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service.

Qualified Charitable Distributions from your IRA

If you are older than 70½ and looking to fulfill your annual Required Minimum Distribution you can give directly to LIRS through a Qualified Charitable Distribution without any tax consequences.

Employer Matching Gifts

Double the impact of your donation! Ask your employer if a corporate giving program will match your gift. Contact us at if we need to confirm your giving to be eligible for a matching gift.

Monthly Giving

Sign up to be a monthly supporter and maximize the impact of your giving. Your gifts will sustain our work to welcome refugees now and long into the future.

Bernthal Legacy Society

Consider remembering LIRS in your will or trust, or other estate plans, to continue your legacy of welcoming the stranger.

Give While You Shop


SERRV International is a fair trade nonprofit empowering global artisans and farmers to earn a fair living through the sale of handmade products. Through our partnership with SERRV, 20% of the price of your purchase will be donated to LIRS –doubling your impact for vulnerable populations worldwide. To participate, click the below link and look for the orange banner indicating that your purchase will benefit LIRS, then bookmark it for future shopping! SHOP ETHICALLY WITH SERRV.

Amazon SMILE

Through Amazon Smile, .05% of the price of eligible purchases on Amazon will be donated to LIRS — at no cost to you. To participate in the program, sign in to your Amazon account at and choose “Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service” as your charity. Each subsequent time you log into your Amazon Smile account,  a percentage of your purchases will automatically go to LIRS. ACCESS AMAZON SMILE.

If you want to chat with us directly, we encourage you to get in touch! Meet the Development Team.

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