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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!

Gift cards - please send by mail to World Relief

191 S. Gary Ave.

Carol Stream, IL 60188

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

Uber or gas stations
To help families get to urgent appointments

Build A Welcome Kit

Welcome Kits are a bundle of all the essential items needed for newly arriving refugees as they start their new life here in Chicagoland. Here is a list of what a Welcome Kit includes!

Or purchase for the Amazon Wishlist or the Walmart Shopping List and ship them to our local office.

Drop-Off Instructions for Kits and Other Donations

SUBURBS:

Please drop off any donations in waterproof packaging and leave them inside the rear door with the World Relief sign at the back of the World Relief office building located at

191 S. Gary Ave., Carol Stream, IL 60188

CHICAGO:
Chicago office drop-offs in Albany Park MUST BE ARRANGED. Please set up a time to drop off your donation, and you will receive instructions. We've had a large number of donations recently and need some time to sort them in our limited storage space, but we anticipate high needs all Fall and Winter. The next available drop-off times begin November 1st, 2021. Please consider holding your items until that time, or purchasing gift cards instead, which we can use to purchase needed household items on demand.

 

Other Donations - Accepted Items

We have limited storage space; please bring ONLY items from the list below.

Please label boxes on outside with content of box.

NOTE: We DO NOT accept: clothes, toys, TVs/electronics, mattresses

Twin and queen/full comforters
Twin bed sheets (new)
Baking pans
Drinking glasses
Sharp knives
Cooking utensils
Alarm clocks
Sewing kits
Calendars
Envelopes
Stamps
Small tool kits
Rice cookers
Instant coffee
Black teaItems needed for the Early Childhood Program can be found on the Amazon Wishlist.

Furniture Donations

Accepted Furniture 
-Love seats
-Arm Chairs
-Couches (no sleepers, 7 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
-Used mattresses
-Bed frames
-China cabinets

DuPage/Aurora:
Please contact Melanie Rohla at MRohla@wr.org or (630) 580-5062 to inquire. Partner agencies that also accept furniture include Jubilee Furniture, Wayside Cross, and St. Vincent de Paul.

Chicago:
Please contact Rimon Knaifati at rknaifati@wr.org or (773) 681-8553.

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