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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!


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Is your family, neighborhood, church, or other small group looking for an impactful way to serve?

Full Welcome Kits are always in high demand at World Relief. You can help our newly arriving immigrant families have everything they need to get started in their new homes - so they can start rebuilding their lives.

To get started with your own collection drive, print out our complete Welcome Kit list, rally your group to collect all the needed items, and follow our drop-off instructions.



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

Buy a Clothing Gift Card through Monarch Thrift Shop

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

Full Welcome Kits are our top need!
If you can only contribute some items, please choose from our top needs here:
-full and twin blankets (especially twin)
-full and twin sheets (especially twin)
-cooking oil
-mixing bowls
-cooking pots
-baking pans/dishes
-shaving cream, razors & shampoo

Check out the Kindergarten-12 list for additional items needed!


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
- Dressers
- Loveseats/Couches
- Arm Chairs

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 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

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!

Please see the 'Top Need Donation Items' list above for specific Welcome Kit items that are most needed right now!

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

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 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 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!


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