Show your welcome to refugees and immigrants the way that works best for you!

Option #1: Drop off your donations!

We're always accepting donations at our Carol Stream office - please drop at the rear of the building and be sure to wrap donations in waterproof packaging in case of rain. For questions, call (630) 462-7566, ext. 1019, or send an email.


191 S. Gary Ave.
Carol Stream, IL 60188

Hours of operation

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Home pick-ups are available for residences within a 10-mile radius of our Carol Stream office. Please call or email for more information.

Option #2: Purchase items online and have them sent to us!

If you would like to donate, but don't have the items to donate, you can order any item from our donation needs below and have it sent directly to us. This is a great option to send in gift cards as well!

Please send your donations to:

World Relief DuPage
Attn: Bob Johnson, Donation Coordinator
191 S. Gary Ave. Ste. 130
Carol Stream, IL 60188

Option #3: Let us do the shopping for you!

Because our needs change throughout the year, your donation of gift cards will allow us to maintain adequate amounts of needed items as our inventories get low, or to provide for various urgent needs our families may have that World Relief cannot otherwise cover. Your generous donation of a Walmart, Aldi, Amazon, or gas station gift card will allow us to make sure every family World Relief DuPage/Aurora welcomes has what they need.

Donation Needs for March

  • Gift cards to Walmart or Aldi (to help families with needs due to work closures from COVID-19) - please send via mail to World Relief, 191 S. Gary Ave. in Carol Stream

  • Uber or gas station gift cards (to aid families in getting to urgent appointments) - please send via mail to World Relief, 191 S. Gary Ave. in Carol Stream

  • Hand Sanitizer and Disinfecting Wipes

  • Paper Towels

  • Mixing bowls

  • Female razors and shaving cream

  • Kitchen and Bathroom Garbage Cans

  • Garbage Bags (for kitchen garbage cans)

  • Brooms and dustpans

  • Sofas up to 78 inches long (we cannot accept built-in recliners or sleepers)

  • Dressers

  • School supplies, including:

    • Binders and dividers

    • Black/blue pens

    • Folders

    • Index cards

    • Post-it notes

    • Dictionaries

    • Pencil boxes/pouches

    • Pencil sharpeners

    • Erasers

    • Scientific calculators

    • Backpacks (with laptop compartments for high-school students)

  • Uber gift cards (to help those without cars get to important appointments)

Donation Needs for April

  • Manual Can openers

  • Coffee Tables

  • Cutting boards

  • Kitchen utensils

  • Shower curtain rings

  • Shower curtains and liners

  • Bedsheets (twin and full)

  • Bath towels

  • Cookware sets

  • Laundry baskets

Donate Your Car

We also accept car donations! For more information, please email Rett Janzen.

Other Donation Options

If you have items to donate that we do not accept, please consider supporting one of the following ministries in your area: 

DuPage County
Jubilee Furniture 630.784.2890

Aurora / Kane County
Wayside Cross 630.842.4239

DuPage or Kane County
St. Vincent DePaul Society 630.562.4801

Eastern DuPage County
Chicago Furniture Bank 312.752.0211