The first group of refugees from Syria arrive in New Zealand later this month.
Last September, the Government announced it would be allowing an extra 600 refugees escaping the war in Syria into New Zealand.
The group of about 85 Syrians will be resettled in Wellington city, Lower Hutt, and Porirua. The capital was chosen because of the existing Syrian community.
Once in the city the Red Cross will oversee their resettlement. The Red Cross are looking for donations of money or goods, including single sheets, blankets, lawnmowers, vacuum cleaners, ricer cookers and irons.