World relief Dupage / Aurora

Local, Nonprofit
1825 College Ave., Wheaton, Illinois, 60187

How they are participating

World Relief DuPage/Aurora [WRDA] is a faith-based relief and development organization committed to serving the most vulnerable through the local church. An arm of an international organization, WRDA focuses on serving the foreign-born by providing Refugee Resettlement and Immigration Legal Services.

Because refugees arrive in this country with very little, a Good Neighbor Kit [GNK] provides them with all the small household items they desperately need—and conveys a tangible “welcome” that transcends all language barriers. A GNK contains basic household necessities and personal hygiene products.

This year on #GivingTuesday, WRDA is calling their neighbors to action by holding a GNK Donation Drive. During the month of November, WRDA will distribute empty paper bags, along with a list of GNK items.

On #GivingTuesday, we ask that donated items be placed in the bag and brought to a designated drop-off location. A List of needed items and local drop-off locations can be found at

For more information on donating to newly arrived refugees or to obtain paper bags for donations, contact Maggie Boynton, New Arrivals Volunteer Coordinator, at (630) 580-5293 or [email protected]