Why We Welcome: The Gift of Giving
Discover why giving is truly a gift and help to make a community of welcome for our new neighbors
At World Relief Chicagoland we believe in the power of holistic care for each refugee, asylum seeker, and other immigrant in our community. Your partnership in this work makes a community of welcome possible for thousands of lives each year.
$25 provides an adult learner with their first English Language class
$75 helps a refugee begin their first job
$250 provides ten women with an art therapy group through our counseling center
$2,000 covers rent for one month for those who are in need
How do you survive in a new country when you barely speak the language and have never learned to drive?
How do you survive in a new country when you barely speak the language and have never learned to drive? Meet Breshna, who fled Afghanistan in 2021 as a 29-year-old woman all alone. Breshna struggled to hold a job and pay her rent, having no prior work experience, and suffering from the effects of past trauma. Her challenges were compounded by depression and feelings of isolation; without a car or driver’s license, she had to rely on the help of others to work, and even to go grocery shopping. She would cry for hours every day, ultimately ending up in the emergency room.
If left alone, Breshna says she would never have had a future.
But Breshna was not alone.