Each day we see unfolding the worst refugee crisis of our time. Many of us have wondered what we can do to help. We invite you to join us in partnering with local non-profit RefugeeOne to co-sponsor a refugee family as it begins its new life in Chicago. For more information on RefugeeOne, please explore the links at the top of this website.
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Make a Donation
To make a secure and tax deductible financial contribution, click the buttons below. All contributions go directly to the refugee family via RefugeeOne. If total contributions exceed $8,000, the incremental amount will be allocated by RefugeeOne to a second refugee family. Your generous donation will help with rent, food, transportation, home supplies, and other essentials for the refugee family.
Facts About Refugees
A refugee is someone who is forced to flee or leave their country due to persecution, conflict, or war.
There are more than 19 million refugees in the world!
Less than 1% of refugees are resettled in a third country.
The U.S. takes approximately 70,000 refugees per year.
RefugeeOne resettles about 500 refugees each year.
Refugees come from many countries around the world such as Burma, Iraq, Bhutan, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Syria, Ethiopia, and Afghanistan.
By the end of 2014, the UN estimated that the conflict in Syria has displaced nearly 9.5 million people, more than 40% of the country's pre-war population.
The United States takes 18 to 24 months on average to carefully vet each applicant to make sure he or she poses no security risk.