We Stand with All Our Neighbors

Three Spinners is dedicated to welcoming refugees and immigrants to Champaign-Urbana with immediate support for basic needs. Through the generosity of the Illinois community, we provide educational support, housing assistance, and essential services as these newcomers integrate into our community.

Formed in 2015, the name of our organization comes from a Syrian folktale entitled “The Three Spinners,” recorded by Muna Imady. The story speaks of generosity, compassion, and humility.

29 Lives Changed

Everyone deserves a safe and secure home.

We have proudly helped 29 people from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, Guatemala, and Afghanistan with safe housing or material support. 

The Housing for All initiative supports current housing costs and also aims to acquire a permanent home that will divert money used on rent to more sustainable investments in our future.

$48,500+ in Material Needs

Every family deserves to have their basic needs met.

Our discretionary funds allow us to respond to last-minute needs for our friends and neighbors.

We provide material support with items like clothing, furniture, and kitchen supplies. 

100+ School Kits Provided

Every child deserves to start the school year feeling confident and prepared.

We co-hosted a Back-to-School Picnic and provided backpacks and school supplies for immigrant and refugee children from across the region, free of charge.

Our Education for All initiative will allow us to invest in students who may not otherwise be eligible for financial support with the opportunity to pursue their dreams.

Community Partners

University of Illinois School of Social Work
University YMCA
St. Andrew's Lutheran Campus Center