Frequently Asked Questions
When can I drop-off my donations?
The Welcome to America Project accepts donations Tues 800-1100am, Wed 800-1100am or Sat 800-1000am. We do not operate like Goodwill- please make sure your donations are appropriate for the refugee families we serve.
Pick-ups are generally scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week, between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Pick-ups are reserved for furniture donations.
After reading the FAQ, please fill out this form to schedule a pick-up: www.wtap.org/donate/schedule-a-pickup/
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, and I have a fridge and washer & dryer I’d like to donate.
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 they are on behalf of WTAP.
I’d like to donate my waterbed!
We cannot accept mattresses of any kind.
Would you like a dining set that seats 12?
Oversize and decorative furniture are not practical for the small, often 1 or 2 room apartments that refugees are provided. However, we will 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 will only accept donations that are clean and in good working order. Non-operational or dirty items will be thrown away or recycled.
In-kind donations are recorded at the time they are distributed through our programs.