As more refugees resettle in Chicagoland, you can provide practical help and hospitality to refugee newcomers.

Refugees are forced to flee their country due to war or persecution. When they arrive here, refugees only have what they can carry. Starting over is daunting.

You can make a difference for a newly arriving refugee family with a Welcome to America! Pack. (See the list here.) Turn an empty apartment into a home by collecting household essentials, then delivering them to a refugee family on the day they arrive in the U.S. You’ll set up their apartment and provide a warm greeting. 

This is a great project for a congregation, family, or a small group from a church, workplace, or community! Your Exodus Team will help you every step of the way by providing resources and support, then introducing you to a refugee family.

Welcoming Refugees: The Need is Great

In 2024 we anticipate needing 425 Welcome to America! Packsmore than double last year. Together we can ensure that every refugee newcomer receives the welcome and care they need.

Packs Needed



Packs Provided



Still Needed

Sign up below to provide one (or more!) Welcome Packs. We will help you take the next step. Thank you!

It's Easy to Welcome Refugees

Your Exodus Team will walk with you every step of the way.
Interested in taking the first step? Contact us today.


friends, family, or others
to join you.


Welcome Pack supplies
(see the list here).

Set up

the apartment with household essentials.


the refugee family
to their new home!
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