You and your family can help our refugee brothers and sisters feel welcome and supported in their new country and their new homes. With many living on the edge of poverty, we want to make this Ramadan a beautifully encouraging month, showing our new neighbors that their community cares deeply about their family and welcomes them!
What can you do?
Create an UMMA Refugee Basket from your family that includes:
-- Canned goods and non-perishable food items, and especially items for iftar.
-- 10 cans of coconut milk
-- 10lbs of red lentils,
-- 10lbs of chickpeas / chana,
-- 20lbs white rice,
-- 2 boxes of spaghetti,
-- 1-2 cans fortified chocolate drink mix,
-- 5 cans evaporated milk,
-- 3 cans of diced tomatoes,
-- 3 bottles canola oil,
-- 1 container of dates.
- A letter from your family, encouraging the new refugee family and wishing them a Ramadan Mubarak.
- A photo of your family, or artwork by your children.
Collect the items with your family, and drop them off at UMMA
Donate and our volunteers will create a Refugee Basket in your family's name.
Email to schedule a drop-off time
You and your family can help our Rohingya brothers and sisters feel welcome and supported in their new homes.
Each donated Refugee Basket is approx. $200. You can give more and sponsor several baskets, or you give what you can. Every gift touches a refugee's heart this Ramadan.
Your donation can be made via this link or in the following donation form:
OR sent via check to UMMA Center, 221 Washington St., Waukegan, IL 60085
Also, you can click here to sponsor an UMMA Student on their journey from surviving to thriving, so they can gain in life-changing education and break poverty cycles for their families.
Please email with any questions.