What you can do now

Joblessness is a challenge for all of us these days given COVID, especially for the refugee community. Let’s support training of our fellow refugees in gaining the skills that will facilitate getting work.

In partnership with ICNA Relief Chicago, BPB is seeking:
Four sewing machines (new or used) or
Donate $100 towards a new machine

If you wish to purchase a sewing machine for the ICNA sewing classes, please choose either the Singer Start 1304 or the Brother XM2701 and have it shipped to:

BPB c/o Lori Lucchetti, 1520 Forest Drive, Glenview, IL 60025

ICNA sewing classes began in May. Recent graduates have successfully completed the program and found employment! They have made face masks, t-shirts, hats, dresses, among other clothing.

Other refugees are on a wait list for these classes. With your donation, we can assist more refugees become financially independent.