We offer a simple welcoming gesture, but it is one that lasts a lifetime.
OPEN HOUSE
SATURDAY, FEB. 23RD
10 am - 2 pm

The Welcome to America Project has had a busy year! We have a new Agency Director, Operations Manager, a new warehouse & great plans for 2019. Come hear all about it as we celebrate you, our friends & our supporters.

1711 W UNIVERSITY DR #158
TEMPE

Please RSVP by Feb. 19th to rsvp@wtap.org
Metro Tech HS Students Revolutionize WTAP Clothing Closet

With bright minds and kind hearts, students from Metro Tech High School have revolutionized the Clothing Closet experience to create a mall-like experience for our refugee neighbors.

Once per month, our WTAP Clothing Closet truck travels to refugee-area apartments to share clothes, shoes, toiletries and books, all in an effort to accelerate self sufficiency. The students observed that items were stacked on tables and thought there could be a better way. The students then designed and constructed four kiosks that will display items in an efficient and fashionable manner.

Kiosks were debuted at our February Clothing Closet to rave reviews from refugees and volunteers. Thank you Metro Tech for helping refugees to feel welcome in America. 

Soccer Anyone?

That's about the most welcoming thing that we can say on a Saturday delivery. No matter what the country of origin, soccer is a common language and a great way for volunteers to connect with our new refugee neighbors. 

Because of the kind heart and initiative to act of high school student Connor White, we take soccer balls to every home delivery. Connor's volunteer service with refugees along with his passion for soccer brought him to form his own non-profit, FreeKicks . Connor now collects soccer balls, jerseys and related equipment to share with those less fortunate. FreeKicks has been keeping WTAP in supply for over a year. Connor will be heading to college in the Fall, and his younger brother, Matthew, will be stepping in to run the program.

Soccer balls are perfect icebreakers. Plus, they are tools to teach English. Volunteers roll out a soccer ball on delivery and watch refugee kids from around the world join in to play. Their only common language is English so the conversation begins. All thanks to Connor White and FreeKicks!
Connor White was recently nominated for the I AM SPORT Award, a contest created to honor high school student athletes who are committed to giving back to the youth in their communities. Please vote for Connor here! You may vote once per day, and voting ends on March 5th! Thank you!
Not Just Football

You are invited to a screening of the newly released Darfur United Men's Team documentary film, Not Just Football. The film follows the journey of the Darfur United teams and its players from the genocide in Sudan to the World Cup. This event is hosted by a WTAP partner - Darfur and Beyond.

Thursday, February 28th at 6 pm
Franciscan Renewal Center
5802 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, AZ. 85253

For more information and to register, click here!
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1711 W. University Dr. #158, Tempe, AZ 85281