Our Mission

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.

Guiding Principles

Share Our Resources

Champaign-Urbana is a generous community with a long history of welcoming new faces and different cultures. We are helping struggling families move, get shelter and meet their basic needs. You can join these efforts by volunteering, co-sponsoring refugee families and donating school supplies and household items.

Advocate for Displaced Persons

Right now, we have the opportunity to reaffirm these values by being more, not less, welcoming to people no matter where they come from or how they choose to worship. As part of the YMCA’s New American Welcome Centers effort to build a more inclusive and welcoming communities, we welcome all people without regard to nationality, religion, or legal status. We commit to come together to solve problems, not make each other the problem. By recognizing the contributions that we all make, we make our neighbors feel more included and our community more welcoming to everyone who calls our community home.

Stop Hate

We act because our humanity urges us to reach out to people living in fear. No one deserves to know the ugliness of war or the pangs of hunger. We encourage you to become part of our cause and speak out in the face of violence and hatred.