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.

Current Needs

We are currently collecting school supplies and backpacks for immigrants, refugees, and unaccompanied minors in the Urbana and Champaign School Districts, grades K-12. Our goal is to provide as many children as possible with the tools needed to start the school year on the right foot.

Top Needs: Gift Certificates, Pens (blue or black), #2 Pencils (mechanical preferred), Notebooks, Zipper Binders (3-4 inches), Backpacks, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Loose-leaf Lined Paper, Scissors, Glue Sticks, Two-Pocket Three-Hole Punched Folders, Erasers, Highlighters (at least two colors), Basic Scientific Calculator (such as Casio fx-300MS)


Where to Donate

U of I School of Social Work
2nd Floor, Near Main Office
1010 West Nevada Street
Urbana, IL 61801
8:30am-5pm M-F

University YMCA
Room K4 (lower level)
1001 S. Wright St.
Champaign, IL 61820
11am–2pm M-F


How are items distributed?

The Community Resource Center provides donated items to refugees, immigrants, newcomers, and all members of the community faced with the difficult task of starting their lives over in a new country and culture.

Donations that cannot be used are donated to other charities in the C-U community. Detailed reports available upon request.