Bridging the hearts and minds of all people.


For All of Us

Building Peaceful Bridges is a nonprofit organization supporting people of all faiths whose mission is to foster multicultural relationships by assisting in the integration of refugees into American society and educating communities on the challenges facing refugee populations through their stories.

Build a Bridge through…

Mentoring and Sponsorship

Support a refugee family by meeting together monthly or bi-monthly, introducing them to life in America, engaging in conversations that improve their English or assisting their study toward citizenship.

Bringing People Together

Form new and lasting friendships. Gather for monthly luncheons. Meet neighbors, refugees from across the world and hear speakers address issues relevant to today’s refugees.

Giving Families a Head Start

Together with a refugee family create a new living space through: donating clothing and furniture, assisting with rent, groceries and basic necessities, preparing a welcome box, sharing cultural values, and meals.

Cultural Educational Events

Join us for an Event and hear the story of a refugee. Learn what it’s like to navigate a new home in a foreign country through refugee’s stories Listen, first hand, to a journalist’s experience in a refugee camp.

Upcoming Events

Latest Past Events

Gather for Good – Annual Event 2023

The Glen Club 2901 West Lake Ave, Glenview

2901 West Lake Ave, Glenview, IL 600266:30 - 9:00 pmCan't make it to the event, but still want to donate to help newcomer families?This event is over. NEW! Donate using […]


Reading Refuge Book Club: Dr. Nour Akhras


We are thrilled to partner with the Syrian Community Network in welcoming Dr. Nour Akhras to talk about her new book, Just One: A Journey of Perseverance and Conviction,  which […]

Reading Refuge Book Club: Sola Mahfouz


We are thrilled to welcome Sola Mahfouz to talk about her new book, Defiant Dreams, a searing, deeply personal memoir of a tenacious Afghan girl who educated herself behind closed […]


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P.O. Box 535 | Glenview, IL 60025 | (224) 377-9397

Building Peaceful Bridges is a 501(c)(3) charity.
Your deduction is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by the law.
87% of funding goes directly to help refugee families. EIN: 83-2282738.


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