No matter what we share, the welcome matters most. Ask a refugee who we welcomed 15 years ago what they remember. They’ll be appreciative of the furniture and household items but the real energy they share comes from the welcome itself. They’ll never forget the many people who came to their door, smiling faces who said, “Welcome to America,” a trajectory-setting hello. Yes, we share furniture and household items to make a house a home. The same sort of items that family/friends shared with you when you got your start at independence. Independence is in fact, interdependent.