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The Welcome to America Project

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 2 people are interested
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There are unique needs for newly arrived refugees - especially bikes and computers - that aspiring Eagle Scouts can gather. Most scouts meet with us first to learn about refugees and how scouts can share their talents to assist our new neighbors. Send a message to info@wtap.org to inquire about an Eagle Scout project.

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About The Welcome to America Project

Location:

1711 West University Drive, #158, Tempe, AZ 85281, US

Mission Statement

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.

Description

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.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1711 West University Drive#158Tempe, AZ 85281

(33.42103,-111.96669)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

N/A

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