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
One family we will visit is from Bhutan. They have lived in a refugee camp in Nepal for twenty-two years, but were able to travel to Arizona in July. The family consists of a young man, age 26, his wife, age 25, and their five year old son. The family fled Bhutan because of the dictatorship of their King and their fear of being persecuted and imprisoned by him. The family tried to return to Bhutan in later years but they were denied entry into their country. This couple are currently staying with the wife’s parents but they will be moving into their own apartment next to the parents in September. The wife’s brothers also liv... Read More
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