Our Mission

Three Spinners is dedicated to welcoming refugees, immigrants, and all newcomers to our community with support and advocacy services when they are faced with the difficult task of starting their lives over in a new country and culture.

Through the generosity of the Champaign-Urbana community we are able to provide housing, clothing, food, language training, and job placement to refugee families as they work to become independent members of our community.

Guiding Principles

Share Resources, However Few or Plentiful

Champaign-Urbana is a generous community with a long history of welcoming new faces and different cultures. Through our Community Resource Center, we provide the support and essential items for life in a new city.

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 clothing, school supplies, and household items.

Advocate for Human Rights for Refugees and 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.

Give a Voice to Those that have been Muted

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.