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!
This Holiday Season, Hold a Collection Drive for Welcome Kits
Gift cards - please send by mail to World Relief
191 S. Gary Ave., Suite 130, 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
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 (except winter gear), toys, mattresses
If you have furniture to donate, please fill out this Furniture Donation form. Our donations team will connect with you about necessary next steps.
- Arm Chairs
- Love seats
- Arm Chairs
- Couches (no sleepers, 7.5 ft maximum length)
- Dining tables
- Coffee Tables
- Night Stands/end tables
- Kitchen Chairs
- Pack 'n Plays
We do not accept:
- Sofa Sleepers
- Recliner sofas
- Used mattresses or bed frames
- China cabinets
Partner agencies that also accept furniture include Chicago Furniture Bank in the city, as well as Jubilee Furniture, Sharing Connections, Wayside Cross, and St. Vincent de Paul in the suburbs.
Build A Welcome Kit
Please see the 'Top Need Donation Items' list above for specific Welcome Kit items that are most needed right now!
Drop-Off Instructions for Donations
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 all other 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 email@example.com to schedule a specific drop-off time.
Currently, we are only accepting new Welcome Kit donations at the Chicago location. We no longer accept furniture at this 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a drop-off time. Clothing donations in Chicago are through our partner Family Tree Resale. Learn how here. Please say you are donating on behalf of World Relief Chicagoland, so we get shopping vouchers for our clients!
Interested in supporting the work of World Relief as we continue providing vital services to families through these uncertain times? Make a financial contribution.
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