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Moved to Welcome: June 2024

Restoring Hope, Rebuilding Futures

Help empower your Chicagoland refugee neighbors by physically challenging yourself this June.

Steps to be moved to welcome

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1. Create a Challenge

Challenge yourself in a meaningful way that reflects the obstacles endured by those seeking refuge.

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2. Share your Mission

Share your mission with others to reach a minimum goal of $250—either individually or as a team.

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3. Observe Your Impact

Make a lasting, positive impact on the lives of over 1,200 new refugees to Chicagoland this year.

Why be Moved to Welcome this June?

  • • Ensure new refugees to our community receive essential holistic support
  • • Promote awareness of the challenges refugees undertake to reach safety
  • • Support refugees as they fulfill their career goals in Chicagoland
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Move with our staff!

Participate in Moved to Welcome by joining in with World Relief Chicagoland staff on one of several challenges. Walk or bike with us to hear inspiring stories and understand the impact you're making in the community! Find out how when you sign up as a fundraiser.

Ways you can move

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Run a 5K

Whether you’re a seasoned runner or just starting out, running a 5k is a fantastic way to spread awareness of your mission while challenging yourself. (Bonus points: Do it on World Refugee Day)

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Swim 2-10 km in June

In the movie "The Swimmers," we see the harrowing journey of two sisters who swam part of the Aegean Sea to save others on their raft attempting to reach safety. Swim to spread awareness of their stories.

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Walk 70 miles this month

It’s estimated that several thousand migrants walk roughly 70 miles through the perilous Darien Gap to get from South to Central America. Walk 70 miles this month to show solidarity with those who have no other choice but to make this journey.

From our clients

“But when I reached here, I was very happy. I found something different from what I was expecting. I met good people who liked me and who liked to meet with me. I said ‘Oh, thank God I finally have a good place to live. They don’t care if I am Hutu here. They don’t care that I am a refugee. There is no discrimination here.’”
“World Relief is our mother. We can never forget you.”
“It is hard to describe the huge support World Relief has been to our family. No hay palabras.”
“Thanks to my dear sister at World Relief, I have come out of my shell and feel a part of a community. I have a way to get to my new job, and they have welcomed me.”

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