Frequently Asked Questions
We are currently accepting limited donations of household goods and furniture. Please visit the home page for more information.
– When can I drop off my donations?
The Welcome to America Project accepts donations at our warehouse on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 8-11 am.. We do not operate like Goodwill — please make sure your donations are appropriate for the refugee families we serve.
– Donation Pickups
Pickups are generally scheduled on Saturday afternoons. Pickups are reserved for furniture donations.
After reading the FAQ, please fill out this form to schedule a pickup: www.wtap.org/donate/schedule-a-pickup/
– Tax Receipts
In-kind donations to WTAP are tax-deductible. At the time of donation, WTAP will provide a receipt, and donors will list the items and assign a value.
– I have a fairly new vacuum in need of repair. Would you like me to donate it, and WTAP can repair it?
WTAP only accepts donations in working order. We do not have the staff to make repairs.
– We’re moving — Can I donate my refrigerator?
WTAP does not accept large appliances such as ovens, refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, or BBQ grills. The resettlement housing accommodations include basic large appliances. You can still benefit WTAP by dropping these items at our partner, Stardust Building Supply. Just be sure to let them know the donations are on behalf of WTAP.
– Can I donate my mattress or water bed?
We cannot accept mattresses of any kind.
– Would you like a dining set that seats 12?
Oversized and decorative furniture are not practical for the small, often 1- or 2- room apartments that refugees live in. However, we will typically accept these donations along with other items and pass them along to our partner, Stardust Building Supply.
– I’d like to donate my child’s high chair. It’s in good condition, but will need to be cleaned. Would WTAP like it?
The Welcome to America Project can only accept donations that are clean and in good working order. Non-operational or dirty items will be thrown away or recycled.