What items can we take?

We are looking for durable and basic items to outfit a kitchen. Since this category is bulky, we will take up to 1 paper grocery bag of kitchenware.


Plates & bowls


Pots and pans

Spatulas and spoons

Mixing bowls

Measuring tools


What isn’t in this category?

For this pickup, we can't take any disposable items or appliances (things with cords).

Disposable plates, utensils, or cups

Save for our utensils pickup!

Appliances and things with cords

Save for our appliances pickup!


We all have utensils, forks, glasses, pots... all sorts of things around the kitchen that we just don't use anymore.

Ridwell is partnering with ReWA to give your abandoned kitchenware a new home and help an immigrant family make a home here in Seattle.

Partnering with Refugee Women’s Alliance

ReWA began in 1985 and has grown to be one of the largest non-profit refugee and immigrant service providers in our area.

Refugees arrive in the US with little more than the clothing on their back and the initial transition to life in the U.S. can be difficult. ReWA helps the entire family achieve self-sufficiency by helping the people they serve learn English, secure stable housing, find jobs, and eventually become U.S. citizens. We volunteered with them recently and saw the great work they do up close!

Many of ReWA's clients are used to cooking meals but lack many of the tools needed to do that in their new environments. That's where our Ridwell members can help!