Refugees arrive to the US with only a single suitcase. They are asked to be self-sufficient within 6 months! The Welcome to America Project shares gently used items with refugee families to help get them on their feet and gain traction in the U.S. Your efforts will go a long way towards refugee self-sufficiency! Items can be delivered to The Welcome to America Project, 1711 W. University Dr.#158, Tempe, AZ 85281 on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday between 8 and 11 AM. Our urgent needs are: -12-Quart Stock Pots - Coffee Makers -Rice Cookers -Blenders -Alarm Clock Radios -Sewing Machines -Cleaning Kits (Please see website for more details on cleaning kit needs) **Please only donate items that are clean and gently used**
1711 West University Drive, #158, Tempe, AZ 85281, US
The Welcome to America Project is a nonprofit organization that creates community connections and builds bridges of neighborly understanding by providing furniture, basic necessities, education, and additional resources to newly arriving refugees. We offer a simple welcoming gesture, but it is one that lasts a lifetime.
The Welcome to America Project (WTAP) furnishes the bare apartments of refugees from war-torn countries who've been permanently resettled by the UN to Phoenix. We collect high quality furniture and household items from donors throughout Phoenix and, with a corps of local volunteers, we deliver these furnishings free of charge to refugee families who've just arrived after years of living in refugee camps around the world. They come with nothing but their memories and scars of terror and persecution, and we welcome them with a safe, comfortable home where they can start a new life and begin their journey to become U.S. citizens. Since November of 2001, we have furnished over 2000 refugee homes, logged thousands of volunteer hours, raised over $2,500,000 in in-kind donations, and won numerous awards for our grassroots work.