Riding To Self-Sufficiency – Bicycle Donations

We welcome more bikes to more refugees for more impact!  We now have a dedicated @americorps VISTA focused on this service. Why bikes? Bicycles empower refugees to explore their new communities and commute more easily to work and school. Bicycles are a powerful tool to help accelerate employment opportunities for refugees. We want 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. Donations of bicycles are now being accepted Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 8 am to 11 am. 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. For more information on bike donations or participating in bicycle repairs, please email info@wtap.org.

Upgrade to Uplift – Computer Donations

Remote working and remote learning have driven Arizonans to upgrade their computers, and we are looking to use your old desktop or laptop to share with refugees. When you upgrade your computer, you can help uplift refugees in our community. We work with PCs for Refugees to wipe your computer clean of personal information, and then we program it with tools to accelerate employment. Computers are a critical resource on the path to self-sufficiency because computers enable refugees to more easily learn English, search for jobs, and utilize career building resources. What’s your role? Please donate 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.  Donations of computers are now being accepted at the warehouse on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 8 am to 11 am. Additionally, if you have the skills to repair and program computers, you can contact info@wtap.org to learn about opportunities to volunteer and help get computers ready to share with refugees.

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Urgent Kit Donations

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

WTAP is not scheduling volunteer shifts at this time. Please check back for updates.

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While we cannot welcome now, we want to do so in the future. Bigger, better and more focussed on current needs. In times of crisis, vulnerable communities are hit hardest. Our welcomes, clothing closets, bike and computer partnerships, school partnerships will remain pivotal and accelerating to refugee integration. And WTAP will increase our presence in new ways to help our refugee neighbors regain traction and reestablish their paths to self sufficiency. We need your help more now than ever to fund these important efforts.

HOUSEHOLD DONATIONS

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WTAP is not accepting household goods donations or doing furniture 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.