How to Help: Where to Donate for Newly Arrived Migrants

CHICAGO (CBS) — like hundreds of migrants arrive in the Chicago area, various organizations have established forms for people to help them with everything from clothes to coloring books.

There are many ways people can donate clothing, gift cards, and toiletries. People can also volunteer with organizations to help newly arrived immigrants. Below is a list of places that accept donations. Visit the 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 council offices that accept donations. Click here for a list of donations that are accepted. 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 assisting with the resettlement effort and has partnered with other non-profit organizations in the Chicago area. 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 being updated with the latest volunteer information.

*The Interfaith Community for Detained Immigrants has several options for people who wish to donate items, money, or time. Their twitter site has a thread with helpful links, including an Amazon wish list.

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

*El Rincon Family Services is accepting donations, specifically gift cards and toiletries. Office hours are 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, located at 3942 W. North Avenue. Check El Rincón’s Facebook site for more details.

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Posted by Rincon Family Services on Wednesday, September 21, 2022

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

*The Resurrection Project has a site where people can make a monetary donation.

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