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

SAVE THE DATE: 2024 Annual Event – Gather for Good

The Glen Club 2901 West Lake Ave, Glenview, United States

Join us in celebrating Building Peaceful Bridges’ at our 6th Annual Event happening this year on Thursday November 14th, 2024 at 6:30 pm at The Glen Club in Glenview . We […]

Stories

Ahlam – a U.S. Citizen since 2013; began her life as an Iraqi who fled her country after being kidnapped for running a humanitarian aid center after the war. She fled to Syria and became a “fixer” (provides Western media with trustworthy information and contacts to help get the news out). In addition, she starts a girls and then a boys school in her apartment for Iraqi refugee children. Syrian authorities become suspicious of her activities and jail her for 5 months.. LEARN MORE.

You can write a new chapter

You can write a new chapter in the lives of a refugees by participating in one of our programs such as mentoring or sponsoring a refugee family; participating in a cultural or educational event, helping with delivery of non-cash donations or suggesting a new program! LEARN MORE.

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Changing lives with your help

You can write a new chapter in the lives of a refugees by participating in one of our programs such as mentoring or sponsoring a refugee family; participating in a cultural or educational event, helping with delivery of non-cash donations or suggesting a new program!

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“A refugee is someone who survived and who can create the future.”

- Amela Koluder

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1400 Patriot Blvd | P.O. Box 535 | Glenview, IL 60026 | (847) 773-7484

Building Peaceful Bridges is a 501(c)(3) organization. EIN: 83-2282738.

Your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Up to 91% of funding goes directly to help refugee families.

Form 1023 including all attachments and Form 990 are made available to the public upon request.

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