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 safe and comfortable housing, educational support, and essential services as these newcomers integrate into the community.
As we welcome 2018, we also remember an extraordinary year of service. Here are a few of the highlights:
- We identified safe housing and provided financial support for housing an asylum seeker and an Iraqi family of 5. Everyone deserves a safe and secure home.
- We provided over $20,000 in clothing or housing-related needs, including furniture for a family of 7 from Afghanistan. In total, 5 different families received Three Spinners support in 2017. Every family deserves to have their basic needs met.
- 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. Every child deserves to start the school year feeling confident and prepared.
- We added more dedicated members to our Board of Directors: Joseph Baldwin, Director of Development; Kima Kheirolomoom, Treasurer; Fatima Ahmed, Director; and Jane Kuntz, Director. Every human being deserves a dedicated community working tirelessly for good.
We create welcoming homes with donated furniture, clothing, and other household items.