How to help: where to donate for recently arrived migrants


CHICAGO (SCS) — Like hundreds of migrants arrive in the Chicago area, several organizations have put in place means for people to help with everything from clothes to coloring books.

There are many ways to donate clothing, gift cards and toiletries. People can also volunteer with organizations to help recently arrived migrants. Below is a list of locations accepting donations. Visit organizations’ websites and call ahead to confirm hours of operation and, if possible, double-check what donations are still needed:

*The City of Chicago has a website with a list of aldermen’s offices that accept donations. Click here for a list of accepted donations. Click here for the volunteer form.

* The Chicago Clerk’s Office joins the Chicago Latino Caucus in listing what is needed and where to donate.

*The Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) is contributing to the resettlement effort and has partnered with other Chicago-area nonprofits. The organization asks people to check its Facebook site for the latest updated information.

*Casa Michoacán is looking for people to volunteer their time to help newly arrived migrants. Anyone who can help can call 414-678-1591 or 312-491-9317. The organization’s Facebook page is also updated with the latest volunteer information.

* The Interfaith Community for Detained Immigrants offers several options for people who wish to donate items, money or time. His SiteTwitter has a thread with links to help you out, including an Amazon wishlist.

*The Little Village Community Council collects clothes and shoes for migrants. Visit the organization’s website or Facebook page for specific times and types of donations. Call 773-522-2552 for more information.

*El Rincon Family Services accepts donations, especially gift cards and toiletries. Office hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., located at 3942 W. North Avenue. Check El Rincon’s Facebook site for more details.

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World Relief Chicagoland is accepting donations of new and gently used clothing, including coats and other winter-related items. Grocery store gift cards are also accepted. Click here to find out where people can donate.

*The Resurrection Project has a site where people can donate money.




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