We're looking to partner with people who want to make a difference in the lives of refugees in DuPage County and beyond! Whether you live in the area or across the continent, there are ways to become involved with Re:new.

Carry the Story

Ways to Carry the Story: These are simple things you can do to impact the lives of refugees here in the United States. Often people do not know what makes a person a refugee, or it is commonly assumed that refugees are only in other parts of the world. However, there are thousands of refugee families resettled here in the United States each year. Be informed, carry their story to others and increase awareness!


Every product in our store is masterfully handcrafted by a Re:new artisan. Our artisans are courageous refugee women from around the world who have been resettled in the USA. When you purchase a Re:new product, you are providing viable employment and a place of community for these remarkable women as they rebuild their lives in America.


Re:new would not exist without the time and talents of our many dedicated volunteers.

    If you are interested in joining the Re:new team, please visit our Volunteer page.

    Donate Financially

    Support our vision with a monetary donation! Your donation is tax-deductible and enables us to continue to empower and care for refugee women as they settle in our community. Re:new is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit. Donations are vital to our work of impacting the lives of local refugee women. Please visit the Ways of Giving for more information.

    Donate Textiles

    Re:new relies on generous fabric donations from individuals and corporations in our local community. Textiles must be washed and in excellent condition, if it is not new. Textile donations are tax-deductible and can be dropped off at Re:new’s Store & Studio during our normal business hours. Please do not leave fabric donations after hours.

    Re:new cannot accept sewing machines, thread, batting, fabric scraps, or clothing.


    Re:new offers internships and collaborative class projects for college students in many areas of study. Interns are critical members of our team, and as an intern, you’ll create change you can see.


    Carry Re:new product in your retail store! For more information, please contact info@renewproject.org.