HERE'S HOW you can help to make a difference in the life of a newly arrived family
Form a Welcome Group
Welcome Groups are the cornerstone of Welcome Collective. Each Welcome Group is paired with a newcomer family to help them gather the essential items that they need for their new home.
You can form a Welcome Group with your family, a few friends, your colleagues, or even on your own. Welcome Groups reach out into their community to find secondhand items that asylum seekers need.
Welcome Collective can provide transport for larger items found by the Welcome Groups, and can share valuable information about resources that will be of great help to the newly arrived families. Together, we make a huge impact on the lives of newcomers by ensuring that they can safely sleep, eat, and settle into their new homes.
We are always looking for the essential items that newcomer families need to live in their apartments. The following items are in high demand:
Winter clothes - Baby clothes - Utensils for eating and cooking - Basic dishes - Pots and pans - Mattresses/Beds - Sheets & Blankets - Dressers - Towels - Small Sofas - Curtains - Tables/chairs - Cribs and baby carriers
help Move Items
Every week we send out trucks to pick up large donated items (beds, tables, small sofas) from all over the city and deliver them to families in need. By volunteering as a driver or helper on the truck, you have the rewarding experience of meeting the families and seeing the high impact that these donations have on their lives.
If you are comfortable driving a cube van, we would love to hear from you! Drivers also help with loading and unloading items with the help of a second volunteer.
If you are strong and can move furniture, then you can volunteer as a helper and ride alongside the driver in the truck.
If you want to contribute your muscles and your time, let us know!
Smaller Item Delivery
Welcome groups sometimes need help getting smaller items to newcomer families. If you have access to a car and would like to pick-up and deliver smaller items to families, please contact us!
Support us financially
Help us maintain our services, rent trucks, and provide support to asylum seekers by making a donation HERE.
Spread the Word
Tell your friends and families about our work and encourage them to participate!