During this period of uncertainty around COVID-19, we are blessed by your desire to continue creating a welcoming community by showing support and meeting practical needs of your refugee and immigrant neighbors.


We’re learning that some of our clients need emergency food assistance as they are finding themselves out of work. We’re also experiencing some delays in helping people access SNAP public benefit programs with many local government offices closed.


Here’s an easy way you can help: Purchase gift cards via our Amazon Wishlist. We’re requesting grocery store gift cards, and e-cards to food delivery services like Grubhub and DoorDash. You can also pick up Jewel gift cards, or gift cards to other grocery stores (Aldi, Target, Mariano’s, etc.) while you’re out shopping and mail them into our office.


For all physical gift cards, please mail them to our office via the United States Postal Service (USPS). Our address is:

3507 W. Lawrence Ave.

Chicago, IL 60625


Electronic gift cards purchased through the Amazon Wishlist should be sent to volunteerchicago@wr.org so that our staff can distribute those in need.