Our 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.
Board of Directors Announces New Executive Director
The Board of Directors of The Welcome to America Project (WTAP) is excited to announce Collin Cunningham as its new executive director effective August 18, 2014. Cunningham brings a wide-breadth of experience in volunteer management and fundraising along with a deep knowledge of refugee resettlement and the refugee population of Phoenix.
“We are so excited to have Collin join our team and lead the organization in the future. After an extensive search, we were fortunate to have a number of great candidates ... Read More
Read About This Week's Families
The first family we will visit is a family of nine from Iraq. The father (age 46) worked in construction for the U.S. Army. He was kidnapped for several months in their home country. When he was released, the family fled to Lebanon. They eventually arrived in Arizona on the 30th of June. The mother (age 38) stayed at home and cared for the children. They have five daughters (ages 18, 16, 13, 11 and 2), and two sons (ages 9 and 6). All the children except for the oldest are school-aged and will be attending school. The oldest daughter would like to study to become a doctor. The father worked as a chef years ago and he would like to start coo... Read More
From the blog
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