Loyola University Chicago

Mission Integration

Refugee Resettlement Project

Loyola Community Support for Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement Services

Join the Loyola University Chicago community in supporting Refugee Resettlement Services at Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of ChicagoThe Jesuit apostolic preference that calls us to walk with the excluded asks that each of us seek a conversion in our own hearts that makes us alive and sensitive to the suffering of Christ in our world today. Loyola’s community partnership with Catholic Charities offers us opportunities to live our mission in tangible and meaningful ways.  

How You Can Help 

As Catholic Charities welcomes refugees from Afghanistan and from other countries to the Rogers Park community, Loyolans are invited to provide support through direct monetary donations both in cash to Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement Services and in-kind through a campus-based gift card drive. 

Consider donating on your own, or as part of a group such as a student organization or an office. 

Monetary Donations 

Please consider making a tax-deductible monetary donation to Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement Services. Financial contributions will be used to meet the needs of the Refugee Resettlement Services program and are welcomed at any time. 

Gift Card Collection 

Catholic Charities case managers use gift cards to shop with refugee clients as personal and household needs arise. The campus-wide Gift Card Drive will collect gift cards to various stores in Chicago that serve these needsTo contribute to the Gift Card Drive on campus, please purchase a gift card from one of the stores listed below and drop it off at one of the campus locations also listed below. Gift cards of any amount are welcome!  

Donations accepted Monday, November 29th-Friday, December 10th (Please do not drop-off cash or checks.)

Requested gift cards:

  • Aldi 
  • Jewel 
  • Walgreens 
  • CVS 
  • Target 
  • Walmart 
  • Ventra (passes) 

Drop-Off Locations:

  • HSC: Cuneo Center/SSOM: Campus Ministry Office, Ann Hillman Suite 270 
  • LSC: Damen Student Center: Center for Service and Action, Megan Barry Suite 217 (8:30am-5pm) 
  • WTC: Baumhart Hall: Security Desk in Lobby, Lewis Towers: Security Desk in Lobby, Corboy Law Center: Security Desk in Lobby

We are grateful for your generosity in this season of thanks and giving. 

If you would like to be notified of future opportunities to support Refugee Resettlement Services as part of the Loyola community, complete this interest form. 


Questions? MissionIntegration@luc.edu