World Relief Chicago is happy to announce a Summer Potluck!
It isn’t often that gatherings of volunteers and clients are happening. Most of the time, a Good Neighbor Team is spending time with their refugee family, while another volunteer is sharing a meal with her refugee friend. Rarely do these groups meet. Many of our refugee clients also experience isolation. While we have wonderful programs at WR like our ESL classes–which do create community and connection–there are clients who are not able to participate due to their work schedules, family needs, and many other challenging demands of what it means to be a newcomer in a new country.
We’ve put together this event to be the opposite of exactly that–to create connection and community that we hope can happen more.
If you are a current volunteer, not only would we love for you to bring your friends and family, but we would love to see you bring your refugee family and friends as well. This is a great opportunity to do something fun with your refugee partners. It is also a great time to meet and connect with other volunteers, and for our refugee and immigrant families and individuals to connect with each other.
If you are a seasoned or former volunteer, we invite you to do the same!
If you are a client of World Relief, please do come and join us! Meet other WR refugees and immigrants, WR volunteers, and other new faces.
If you are simply interested in World Relief, please do come out! Connect with our community and get a feel for who we are. This is a great opportunity for those interested in volunteering with us or who are simply interested in WR in general.
When & where?
This event will be Sat., Aug. 13th, from 12 – 2pm at the World Relief office (3507 W. Lawrence Ave.). Questions? Visit our website to learn more.
How can you help?
Bring a meal to share! This is a great way to introduce and share an American meal with new refugees and immigrants.
You can also donate a backpack to a refugee child. Bring a filled backpack and it will be given to a child in need in the fall as part of our Annual Backpack Drive. (Backpacks will not be donated at the potluck.)
Click here to register.
Some Halal meat and other food will be provided. Children of all ages welcome.