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As we are rebuilding to welcome more refugees across Chicagoland, donating furniture and household goods is a tangible and important way to extend welcome and build community! Your donations are so important and appreciated!

 

Donate Your Car

DUPAGE/AURORA ONLY:

Due to limited storage space in our warehouse, we are unable to receive whole Welcome Kit donations at this time. As we continue to prepare for refugees from all over the world in the months ahead, your items will still be needed. You are welcome to collect and store items until we are able to receive donations again. In the meantime, financial partnership and donations of gift cards, such as for Walmart, Goodwill, and Uber, are another way you can have impact today.

We continue to accept the Top Need Donation Items listed below.

 

CHICAGO ONLY:

Due to limited storage space in our storage space, we are unable to receive furniture donations at this time. In the meantime, financial partnership and donations of gift cards, such as for Walmart, Goodwill, and Uber, are another way you can have impact today.

We are still collecting specific items through Amazon Wishlists. Check out the list for the Early Childhood Program and the Kindergarten -12 list!

Gift cards - please send by mail to World Relief

191 S. Gary Ave.

Carol Stream, IL 60188

Amazon, Aldi, Goodwill, Target, or Walmart - $50-$75
For groceries, medicine, and basic needs

Uber or gas stations
To help families get to urgent appointments

Top Need Donation Items

We have limited storage space; please bring ONLY new items from the list below. Or purchase from our Amazon Wishlist and ship them to our local office.

NOTE: We DO NOT accept: clothes, toys, mattresses

Bike Kits (helmet, U-Lock, and bike lights).
Postage stamps
Twin and queen bed comforters
Queen bed sheet sets
Tea kettles
Kitchen trash cans
Kitchen trash bags
Size 6 diapers
Boy's winter coats (all sizes)
Men's winter coats (size medium)

 

Furniture Donations

If you have furniture to donate, please fill out this Furniture Donation form. Our donations team will connect with you about necessary next steps.

High-Need Items
- Small kitchen tables
- Loveseats
- Pack 'n Plays


Accepted Furniture

- Love seats
- Arm Chairs
- Couches (no sleepers, 7.5 ft maximum length)
- Dining tables
- Coffee Tables
- Night Stands/end tables
- Dressers
- Lamps
- Kitchen Chairs
- Pack 'n Plays

We do not accept:
- Sofa Sleepers
- Futons
- Recliner sofas
- Used mattresses or bed frames
- China cabinets

Partner agencies that also accept furniture include Jubilee Furniture, Wayside Cross, and St. Vincent de Paul.

Drop-Off Instructions for Donations

DuPage:

Currently, we are only accepting furniture donations and new Top Need items at the DuPage location.

Office Address: 191 S. Gary Avenue, Carol Stream, IL 60188

For furniture, please fill out the Furniture Donation form. Our donations team will connect with you about necessary next steps.

For Top Need items, there is a door in the back of the building that is labeled for World Relief, so items can be dropped off inside the door on the right. The door is open Monday-Friday from 8:30am-5:00pm. If you need help unloading your donation, please contact Melanie Rohla at mrohla@wr.org to schedule a specific drop-off time.

 

Chicago:

Currently, we are only accepting new Welcome Kit donations at the Chicago location.

Office Address: 3507 W. Lawrence Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60625

All Chicago office drop-offs in Albany Park MUST BE ARRANGED. Please contact Melanie Rohla at mrohla@wr.org to schedule a drop-off time. Clothing donations in Chicago are through our partner Family Tree Resale. Learn how here.

 

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