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September 2023 Donation Drive

Immigrant Rapid Response Drive

Thank You ~ Gracias

Dr. Ed Pratt, the Executive Director of the Illinois Community for Displaced Immigrants (ICDI), expressed his deepest gratitude “for the wonderful donation of clothes” and the support and kindness of the staff for their “kindness and assistance” in preparing the truckload of donations. ICDI is preparing the items to share immediately with those most in need.

In addition to a truckload of clothing, we also collected needed toiletries and monetary gifts totaling $2,450.

Thank you for your incredible generosity!

In recognition of National Migration Week, the Wheaton Franciscan and IBVM communities will hold a Donation Drive to help meet the urgent needs of our immigrant brothers and sisters in Chicago.

Sunday, September 24
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Entrance #7
bring your items to mass!

Monday, September 25 – Thursday, September 28
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Entrance #5

Items We Are Collecting

Toiletry Items

  • Individually wrapped toothbrushes
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Body Lotion
  • Toothpaste (6 oz)
  • Men’s Deodorant
  • Women’s Deodorant
  • Men’s Shave Cream/Gel
  • Women’s Shave Cream/Gel

Gently Used or New Winter Clothing

All Sizes: Adult and Child

  • Sweaters
  • Sweatshirts
  • Lightweight Jackets
  • Winter jackets/ coats
  • Winter gloves/ mittens
  • Winter scarves
  • Winter hats

We are not able to collect additional clothing items.

In addition, you may purchase other items, such as footwear, underwear, and children’s clothing, from Instituto’s Immigrant Rapid Response Amazon Wishlist to support incoming families and individuals with essential needs.

For Monetary Donations

Please make checks payable to the Wheaton Franciscans. On the Memo line, please write – Immigrant Rapid Response.

Checks may sent in by mail and should be posted by 9/24

Make a donation directly to Instituto Project Amor

Thank you for your generosity