WRDA Financial Donations

We are Over Halfway There - Double Your Gift Today!

If WRDA can raise $20,000 in qualifying gifts*, a local foundation will match that giving with $20,000.  These funds will support the WRDA programs that help newly arriving refugees learn how to be successful in jobs and be able to provide for their families.  To have your gift matched today, just add "Job Class" in the comments section when you click on the orange button above.

*Qualifying gifts are gifts from new donors or donors who have not given to WRDA in the last 2 years, or designated gifts over and above a donor's gifts in the last year.  Contact Tim Kustusch, Partnership Manager at tkustusch@wr.org with any questions.

Persecution. Oppression. Slavery. Torture. War.

Horrible realities like these force families from all over the world to flee their homes and become our new neighbors. Some come as refugees from countries like Bhutan, Burma, Iraq, Sudan, and Syria. Others come as immigrants from Central America, Europe, and Asia. One thing unites them all – the need for a helping hand as they rebuild their lives. There are many ways that you can donate to WRDA and help these refugee and immigrant families thrive in our communities:

  • Individual Gifts – Make a difference in a refugee or immigrant’s life today by clicking the button above to donate online or by mailing a check to 1825 College Ave, Suite 230, Wheaton, IL 60187.
  • Monthly Giving – Support refugee and immigrant families throughout the year by becoming one of valued WRDA’s monthly givers. Click on the button above and select the “recurring gift” option, or contact Tim Kustusch or 630-580-5083 to set up a monthly gift transfer directly from your bank account.
  • Planned Giving – Serve refugee and immigrant families that will arrive in years to come by including WRDA in your will or trust. To find out more about legacy giving, donating from your IRA, or offering a gift annuity, contact Bill Janus at BJanus@wr.org or 630-580-5100.
  • Stock & Real Estate Gifts – Turn your stocks and real estate into life-changing resources for immigrant families. Contact Bill Janus to find out more about donating your non-cash assets.
  • Furniture Donations – oour gently used couches, dressers, and other furniture ensure that every refugee family arrives to welcoming apartment! Click Here for details on furniture donations.
  • Vehicle Donations – Repurpose your used vehicle by donating to a refugee family to help them navigate the community and get to work! Click Here for details on vehicle donations.

Thank you for your support of WRDA as together we Stand/for the Vulnerable.