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 visit will be to a single 45 year old gentleman who is from Iraq. When he lived in Iraq he worked in construction, for airport security, and for the U. S. Army. He left Iraq and has been living in Jordan for seven years with financial help from his family. He arrived in Arizona on February 26th of this year. Since his arrival he found a job and has been working for over four months. He has two children (ages 4 and 6) who visit him occasionally.
The next family is a large family from Burma who just arrived here on the 27th of August. The father (48) and mother (36) left Burma for Malaysia eight years ago. Four years ago the gra... Read More
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