RCC is in dire need of your donations.
Covid-19 virus is having a devastating impact on the Rohingya refugee community in Chicago. Our people live in one of the virus hot spots of the city and many community members live on the edge of poverty. As a result the ongoing shelter at home order and the economic downturn, many of the community members have lost their jobs. They are primarily work in the restaurant, airport, and taxi industries.
The need for this center has become more apparent than ever during this crisis. We have been critical for submitting applications for unemployment, Medicaid, and food stamps. Just in the month of April 2020, we were able to successfully get unemployment benefits for 80 individuals in the community, and SNAP, medical, and other welfare benefits for another 34. In addition, we have continued to perform other types of casework. We have continued this remotely, despite having to close our doors.
RCC is a 501 (c) 3 charitable organization and your donation is tax exempt.
Monetary donations can be made via Paypal:
Checks made payable to Rohingya Culture Center can be sent to:
Nasir Zakaria, Director
Rohingya Cultural Center
2740 West Devon Ave.
Chicago, IL 60659
Donations would be used for center expenses, such as rent, utilities, staff, caseworker, and translator and salaries. Once RCC opens after the pandemic, funds would go towards ESL/citizenship classes, and after school and educational programs. These are not Zakat eligible donations.
RCC also accepts donations in the form of school supplies and computers for distribution to the Rohingya refugee community in Chicago. Please contact us via email or phone if you would like to make such a donation. Please note that we do not accept clothing or furniture.