Hyde Park Refugee Project is administered entirely by volunteers. Your contribute will help support the work that we do supporting refugees in our community. Programs include in-home mentoring and English language tutoring, in-school tutoring, summer camp, and a weekly social, mentoring and tutoring program for mothers and small children. Donations of any size are welcome.
We’ve been gratified by the support this community has given to the project since its inception three years ago. In fact, it’s been so successful that we’re planning to welcome a new family in 2020.
A family’s first year requires intensive work and resources, which is why we’re asking for your help. We hope you will think about the plight of refugees worldwide, join our efforts to act locally, and help make a real difference in the lives of our new neighbors.
If you would like to mail a check, please make it payable to Hyde Park & Kenwood Interfaith Council (HPKIC), 1448 E. 52nd Street, #117, Chicago, IL 60615 and write Refugee Project on the memo line.
Other ways to give:
Hold a Fundraiser.
Local schools have been a very generous and creative source of new funding holding bake sales, making and selling jewelry, or starting clubs to help raise money. For instance, generous donations raised by the Lab School Refugee Club enabled us to purchase items for the second family’s home and provide a catered welcome lunch upon their arrival.
Make an In-kind Donation.
Gift cards to local stores, such as Hyde Park Produce, Target, CVS, as well as Ventra cards for transportation are always appreciated.
Thank you for supporting Hyde Park Refugee Project. Your generosity makes an enormous difference in the lives of refugee families living in Hyde Park.