AZ Refugee Resettlement- Emergency Services Coordinator Now Open at WTAP!

The Arizona Refugee Resettlement Program (RRP) VISTA Project’s mission is to support refugees’ effective resettlement in Arizona. Refugees face a wide variety of difficult challenges in achieving self-sufficiency. These challenges include issues such as becoming familiar with their new country, securing an affordable place to live, learning about resources available to assist them in resettlement, finding and retaining employment, acquiring a new language, and learning how to access public health and behavioral health medical services. The Refugee Emergency Services Coordinator VISTA assignment will be placed at Welcome to America Project in Tempeand will introduce on-line accelerated English, digital learning and earned admission programs to all stakeholders in the AZ refugee community while maximizing participation. The VISTA will also work with Arizona State University regarding program logistics, program evolution and program expansion. Please note: the VISTA’s role will focus on capacity building with this project, not direct service.

Click here for more information.

Warehouse Needs

Donations of bicycles, computers and other warehouse needs listed below are being accepted at the WTAP Warehouse on T/W/TH/SA 8 AM to 11 AM.

Urgent Kits:

Help refugees by donating items for Cleaning Kits, Food Kits and Hygiene Kits! Click here to learn more!

Furniture:

  • Kitchen Chairs, Small Kitchen Tables
  • Chest of Drawers, Nightstands
  • Coffee Tables, Side Tables

Household Goods:

  • Blenders, Coffee Makers
  • Food Storage Containers, Irons
  • Lamps (Floor and Table)
  • Microwave Ovens
  • Musical Instruments
  • Rice Cookers
  • Sewing Machines
  • Thread and Material (for sewing)
  • 12-Quart Stock pots
  • Vacuums

Bikes and Computers:

  • Bikes, Pumps and Helmets
  • Computers – Laptops and Desktops
  • Computer Accessories

Clothing:

  • Jackets, Sweatshirts, Sweaters (All Sizes)
  • Diapers (Size 2 and 4)
  • Pull-Up Diapers (Size 5 and 6)

Arizona Tax Credit

Arizona provides a tax credit for individuals who make contributions to Qualifying Charitable Organizations (QCO). The Welcome to America Project qualifies as a QCO. Individuals can give up to $800 if married and filing jointly, or up to $400 as an individual. The tax credit reduces the state taxes owed, dollar-for-dollar as a credit. These monies normally paid to the state can instead be donated to WTAP and our mission.

The deadline is April 15, 2021.  Click here for more information on contributions to QCOs.  Click here to donate to WTAP!

 

Thank you to our sponsors!

 

Our Welcomes

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Buy a WTAP Hat!

WTAP is now selling hats! Choose between a white or blue-gray hat, for just $25. Order your hat by emailing operations.director@wtap.org. Pre-ordered hats can be picked up at the warehouse! Live out of town? No problem, we can ship for $8 to anywhere in the country!

Computer & Bicycle Donations

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We need your help to share bicycles so that more refugees can become more self-sufficient more quickly. Donate your used bicycle, used pump and u-lock or a new helmet and new bicycle. Additionally, if you have the expertise and know-how to repair bicycles, you can come to our warehouse and pick up bicycles to repair at your house.  Click here for more information!

Computers enable refugees to more easily learn English, search for jobs, and utilize career building resources.  We need donations of computers, laptops, monitors, keyboards and other computer accessories. Consider looking beyond your own home office and try collecting computers and computer accessories in your neighborhood, church or place of work.  Additionally, if you have the skills to repair and program computers, we need your help!  Click here for more information!

Furniture Donations

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Furniture pick ups are currently on hold. Please check back for updates. 

We are not scheduling furniture donation pick ups at this time. Please check back for updates.

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

The Welcome to America Project celebrates refugees and accelerates their self-sufficiency by providing personal, meaningful welcomes and continued connections. We share transportation, technology and transformational resources to enhance success, so that refugees do not just resettle in our country, they find community and flourish. We create impacts that last a lifetime for the refugees as well as the volunteers who serve.

We offer a simple welcoming gesture, but it is one that lasts a lifetime.

WTAP is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization • Federal Tax ID#80-0038343 • State of Arizona QCO Code 20247