It’s what we’re all about.

For 80 years, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) has been a champion for refugees and migrants from around the globe. We compassionately serve the most vulnerable as they rebuild their lives in America. 

At a time of unprecedented crisis, these newcomers need our help more than ever. Learn more about our work and how you can make a difference today.

A Refugee Family's Journey


Your donation will help LIRS to provide intensive support to newly arrived refugees, to place vulnerable children in safe, loving homes, and to empower new Americans to become successful, contributing members of their communities.

Other Ways To Give

There are so many ways to make a real difference in the lives of those who need our compassion the most. 
  • Gifts of stock or securities
  • Donor advised fund
  • Qualified charitable distributions from your IRA
  • Combined federal campaign
  • Thrivent Choice®
  • Bernthal Legacy Society

Small gifts. BIG impact.

Your contribution, however small, makes a big difference in the lives of the most vulnerable. It provides basic necessities and vital integration services like English classes, cultural orientation, medical care and more. It provides safe and loving care for unaccompanied migrant children. And it allows LIRS to advocate for common-sense, compassionate public policy at a time of unprecedented need.



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 this link and look for the orange banner indicating that your purchase will benefit LIRS, then bookmark it for future shopping!

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. 

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