By providing access to programs that grow self-sufficiency and strengthen educational opportunity, MEIRS is empowering immigrants and refugees to fully engage as productive citizens in Maine.

MEIRS is building new lives in Maine, and your donations can make an enormous difference. 

Contribute now using any major credit or debit card via any of these methods:

Donate by cash, check or money order. Please make payable to Maine Immigrant and Refugee Services and send to:

Maine Immigrant and Refugee Services
P.O. Box 7149
Lewiston, ME 04243.

Make a gift of stock/appreciated securities, retirement assets, life insurance, or donor-advised funds by calling (207) 782-0260.

Remembering the MEIRS in your will or trust.

Maine Immigrant and Refugee Services has tax-exempt status under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Our federal tax ID # is 26-3099485. All donations are deductible for federal and state income tax purposes to the full extent provided by law. MEIRS will not sell or share its donors’ personal information with any other entity.

 Donate Items or Gift Cards

Because MEIRS works within a community new to the country, there is always a need for items necessary to supply new homes. We frequently need new or gently used furniture and household goods. Donations should be clean and ready for use. Because we have very limited storage space, please contact us at 207-782-0260 x112 so that we can ensure that donations can be placed directly in a home. We may need measurements for furniture because most housing in the area is old and has very narrow stairwells and doors.

Gift cards for grocery or general merchandise stores in the Lewiston/Auburn area are also appreciated.


MEIRS has many opportunities for volunteers! Would you be interested in tutoring, helping to set up new homes for refugees, providing rides, or finding other ways to assist to New Mainers as they get settled in their new country? If so, please contact us at (207) 782-0260 or Or you can fill out the form linked below and we will contact you! All volunteers are required to pass a background check.

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Mailing Address:

Maine Immigrant and Refugee Services
PO Box 7149
Lewiston, ME 04240

Contact us:

Call:       207-782-0260
Fax:        207-782-0261

Bartlett Street Office:

Maine Immigrant and Refugee Services
256 Bartlett Street
Lewiston, ME 04240

Main Street Office:

Maine Immigrant and Refugee Services
217 Main Street
Lewiston, ME 04240