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Collect and Donate Used Computers to Help Refugees Become More Self-Sufficient

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The Welcome to America Project

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
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Involve your school, church, workmates, club or neighborhood to collect computers and donate to The Welcome to America Project. With our partner, PCs for Refugees, we will wipe them clean of personal information and assemble computer kits for newly arrived refugee families. Computers are an important employment accelerator tool. Jobs, education, language skills and connection to community all in closer reach! The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the need for computers in the refugee community as online learning and remote working become more critical and widespread. Help us meet this growing need by collecting and donating used computers.

We are accepting donations for desktops, laptops, keyboards and other computer accessories. Donations 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.

Also, if you have computer programming skills, and you are interested in helping to ready computers for refugees, contact info@wtap.org.

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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.

Community
Computers & Technology
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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