Hyde Park Refugee Project

One long voyage: Hyde Parkers welcome first Afghan refugees

Written by Andrea Holliday for Hyde Park Herald on December 1, 2021. Click here to read the original story. The Taliban takeover of Afghanistan three months ago left thousands of people, both native and foreign, fearing for their lives. On news and social media, people were consumed with worry about the safety of Americans and Afghans living …

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Chicago Winter Care Kit Packaging

We are pleased to inform you that United Mission for Relief & Development, a non-profit organization that provides support and assistance to the refugee, immigrant, and asylum-seeking people, will be holding a Chicago Winter Care Kit Packaging event this Saturday in Wheaton. Details for volunteers and donations are provided in the flyer below. Although they …

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To settle and support more families, Refugee Project will expand

This story by Andrea Holliday originally appeared in the Hyde Park Herald on May 18, 2021 With the country opening to more refugees, the five-year-old Hyde Park Refugee Project is entering a new phase of its existence: a time of great expansion and a rapidly spreading web of partnerships. Their new goal, in tune with …

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As Biden plans to boost refugee acceptance, local volunteers gear up with new fundraiser

Buoyed by President-elect Joe Biden’s pledge to greatly multiply the number of refugees admitted to the U.S., the Hyde Park Refugee Project (HPRP) is pulling its boots on. Their Winter Appeal on GoFundMe will raise dollars to continue supporting families already settled in the neighborhood, while also preparing the group to welcome new neighbors in 2021.  For …

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Hyde Park Refugee Project asks for donations to help local families affected by coronavirus outbreak

Published MARCH 25, 2020 The Hyde Park Refugee Project is asking for donations to help refugee families living in the neighborhood affected by the recent coronavirus outbreak. The organization, composed entirely of volunteers, assists 45 people across six families, many of whom have suddenly found themselves struggling with additional instability.“They are in the group of …

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