Re:new Project

Organization Address

483 N Main St.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 

Name and Position of Contact Person

Anne Walhout, Operations Director

Phone Number

(630) 547-2176

Email Address

Website Address

Days/Hours Available for Service Learners

Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. & Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Description of Organization

The Re:new Project (Re:new) is a faith-based, Christian, nonprofit organization that serves refugee women resettled in and around DuPage County, Illinois. Re:new was founded in 2009 by a team of Christian women, for whom the mission of creating a space for refugee women to thrive represents a tangible way to serve refugees in response to biblical teachings to show God’s love to those in need, such as the widow, sojourner, and oppressed (Leviticus 19:33-34 ESV; Deuteronomy 10:18-19; Zechariah 7:9-10)

In partnership with local churches, Re:new provides a space for community members to build relationships with refugee women, learn about the challenges refugees encounter in the resettlement process, and live out their faith and love for Jesus Christ by serving refugee women.

Description of Service Learner Role

All Service Learner students will serve as Production Assistants and will be trained in the following ways:

  • Working alongside the Artisan team to cut and iron projects for the women to sew
  • Sorting incoming textiles and/or returning textiles back into the Design Center for future design use.
  • Help in the store front ringing up sales, organizing store front, adding inventory, etc

Organization Requirements

Volunteer Application 

3 month commitment, one shift per week (minimum of 3 hour shift)

Number of Placements Available

4 - 6 placements available per semester.


Contact Information

Career Services
Student Services Center (SSC) Room 3258
(630) 942-2230
Fax: (630) 942-4596

Summer Hours (Through Aug. 9)
Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday, Closed

Regular Hours:
Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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