The Welcome to America Project is partnering with the Refugee Women’s Health Clinic to collect items for Phoenix babies newly born to refugee moms.
What better way to help refugee families feel welcome than to greet their newest additions by sharing some necessities! We will be collecting items through the end of May, Mother’s Day month, and we hope you’ll help us welcome these newest of new arrivals!
NEW ITEMS NEEDED: Neutral colors preferred (not gender specific)
The Refugee Women’s Health Clinic, a one-of-a- kind entity, provides access to comprehensive, culturally sensitive care for refugee women living near Phoenix. Like WTAP, they support the mission of refugee resettlement to promote self-sufficiency in newly-arrived populations.
This Mother’s Day annual drive is among our most important drives of the year. We aim to share over 1,000 diapers! You can drop off items to WTAP during the month of May at the below listed times and we will take them to the clinic. You can also order on Amazon or other retailers and send to WTAP: 1711 W. University Dr. #158, Tempe, AZ 85281.
Again, what sits in your home stands to change a life, this time, soccer style.
Do you want to help FC Congo AZ and resettled Congolese refugees achieve their goals? @fc_congo_az is a @welcometoamericaproject and @freekicks_az sponsored soccer program made up of refugees from Democratic Republic of Congo who’ve resettled to Arizona. The team is a wonderful community of players, coaches and supporters who are helping refugees to score, on an off the pitch. The adult team will play its first league season soon in the Scottsdale United Adult Soccer League.
Click here to learn more!
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.
Help refugees by donating items for Cleaning Kits, Food Kits and Hygiene Kits! Click here to learn more!
Due to limited storage capacity, we are not currently accepting furniture donations. Thank you for understanding – Check back often for updates!
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.
WTAP is now selling hats! Choose between a white or blue-gray hat, for just $25. Order your hat by emailing firstname.lastname@example.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!
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!
We are not scheduling furniture donation pick ups at this time. Please check back for updates.
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