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Mother’s Day

May 7, 2021 |

This Mother’s Day, we want to wish all of our mothers, in all stages of life, a Happy Mother’s Day. We know that motherhood is a blessing, but it’s not without its trials. For many of our families, mothers have made immense sacrifices for their children. Today, we honor and thank you for all that…

I was Only Thinking of My Kids

May 7, 2021

Four years ago, Maryam and her kids were in a much different situation than today. The family left their home in Dahok, Iraq the year ISIS took over Mosul (50 miles to the south) and killed thousands of Yazidi people in Sinjar (a hundred miles to the west). Maryam didn’t share the details of their departure or why her husband…

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A 3-Minute Peek Into The 2021 Global Gala

April 28, 2021

To access the full-length Global Gala video will all the stories, please email chicagoland@wr.org to request access. To make a donation to help immigrants and refugees rebuild their lives click the donate button at the top of the screen. Thank you!

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Reyna’s Story

April 28, 2021

Your gift gives back   “At the beginning of this pandemic, everything we were doing as an EMT became 10 times harder.”  Twenty-six-year-old Reyna has been working as an EMT and front-line worker throughout the Covid-19 crisis. It is hard to imagine her small frame lifting grown men from a third-floor apartment down the stairs to the…

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