Donation ideas to support refugee families

  • Donate to the HIAS Welcome Campaign
  • Gift cards (Target, Walmart, Aldi, Jewel). Gift cards offer us the flexibility to meet the needs of our clients. 
  • Supply needed household items to create a warm and welcoming home. See the item list here.
  • Check out our Amazon wish list!
  • Item Drive Ideas –
    • Cleaning Kit (packed in laundry basket)
      • Large Laundry basket (i.e.: here or here)
      • Laundry detergent
      • All-purpose spray
      • Sponges
    • Kitchen Kit (packed in stock pot)
      • Kitchen towels and potholders (i.e.: here)
      • Stock pot (i.e.: here)
      • Measuring cups/spoons
    • Hygiene Kit (packed in plastic bag)
      • Toothbrush set of 2 or 4
      • Toothpaste
      • Deodorant
      • Soap bars or liquid body wash
      • Shampoo
  • Receipts for in-kind donations will be emailed out as needed.

Learn more about how you can help via the links below:


Individual Volunteering

Please email Elana Boiskin, Community Engagement Specialist, or call 847-745-5405 to discuss the option you are choosing and to coordinate delivery of items.