Hello Neighbor recently announced they will begin directly resettling new refugee arrivals, including Afghan refugees, across Allegheny County, while continuing to provide post-resettlement support to refugee and immigrant families. In response, City Books is excited to launch a gift card drive to help our neighbors begin a new chapter of their lives.

City Books will be accepting cards of any denomination at the shop from November 1 – December 31. Similarly, we will be accepting cash donations through December and donating those funds to Hello Neighbor for distribution as necessary. Customers may elect to round up at the register, as well.

In cooperation with Hello Neighbor, we have determined that the most useful cards at this time are:

  • Visa gift cards
  • Walmart
  • Target
  • Giant Eagle
  • Aldi / Trader Joe’s 
  • Bed Bath & Beyond
  • IKEA

For additional information or giving options, please contact City Books at citybookspgh@gmail.com or 412-321-7323.