Give Items

Donations of clothes, school supplies, and household items are a vital part of our mission and can immediately impact the lives of resettled refugees.

To date, we have provided over $16,500 in donated items.

All donations are fully tax deductible and go directly to support our programs.

Where to Donate

U of I School of Social Work
1010 West Nevada Street, 2nd Floor
Urbana, IL 61801
7:30 am – 7 pm M-F

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We can arrange to pick-up larger donations
at your convenience.



264 Items Distributed

Household Items

Essential daily items are a vital part of our mission and can immediately impact the lives of resettled refugees.

Top Needs: dressers, bed sheets, pillow cases, blankets, cups, paper towels, plates, pots, pans, Tupperware, utensils



2,051 Items Distributed

Clothing

We are accepting clothing of all sizes for all seasons for men, women, children, and infants.

Top Needs: winter coats, scarves, boots, hats, gloves, socks



240 Items Distributed

School Supplies

Displacement does not only mean the loss of one’s home, but also the loss of an education. Most of these children have not had access to classrooms, books, pencils, or any kind of formal instruction. Refugee children who have been relocated to the U.S. have been out of the school system for up to five years and are often beginning an educational program in English, which, for many of them, is a second or even third language. We can help ease the transition into the American school system by providing boys and girls with much-needed school supplies, giving families new to the U.S. less to worry about and more resources to help repair the damage caused by violence and war.

Top Needs: backpacks, pens, pencils, crayons, highlighters, markers, colored pencils, scissors, glue sticks, rulers, notepads, notebooks, folders, dictionaries


Other Items

Pizza is great, but not as a donation. There are just some items we cannot accept at this time. This chambanamoms.com article outlines places you can pay-it-forward in Champaign-Urbana.

We Are Not Accepting: furniture, mattresses, food, medicine, decor, books, CDs, DVDs, holiday items, sports equipment, toiletries


How are items distributed?

Three Spinners uses furniture and household items to help furnish the homes of newly arrived refugee families in Champaign-Urbana. We also work with Refugee and Immigrant Services in Indianapolis by providing clothing and children’s items and RefugeeOne in Chicago by providing school supplies and rent-assistance. Donations that cannot be used are donated to other charities in the C-U community. Detailed reports available upon request.