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WAYS TO GIVE

Donate
Financial Gifts

FINANCIAL GIFTS

Give online

 

Click below to give through our online donation page:

Give by check

Make a check to payable to "WARM" and mail to:  

 

Welcoming Alliance for Refugee Ministry

210 Park Ave Suite 306

Worcester, MA 01609

Please note on the memo line if you would like to designate your gift for a specific project.​

Tax-deductible status: Welcoming Alliance for Refugee Ministry WARM INC (FKA Worcester Alliance for Refugee Ministry WARM INC.) is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our EIN is 30-1101287.

2021 VFR Donations

MONTHLY GIVING PROGRAM

Be a WARM Bridge Builder!

Join our monthly giving program to ensure a firm foundation for WARM to be the bridge between the church and our city's refugees.

As a Bridge Builder, you’ll provide a firm foundation for WARM to continue on a strong footing. 

Given our busy world, a solid commitment to give monthly to what really matters without having another thing to do is simple and rewarding. It allows WARM to plan for steady, reliable support so we can focus on serving our community.

 

$25 - one ESL book for one student

$50 - one volunteer trained and onboarded to welcome

$100 - one apartment setup for new arrivals

$150 - one Hope Group session for Afghan women

$500 - wrap-around care for a refugee family of 4 during their transition months

$ other - smaller or greater, your donation makes a difference!

You make a way to welcome the nations at our doorstep.
Welcome Baskets

Help Welcome Families

 

Refugees arrive in our cities having to start over and to build a new life for themselves. Welcome baskets are for newly arriving families to help give them the essentials.

Perhaps your extended family, small group, Bible study, classroom, or neighborhood would like to provide a welcome basket for a refugee family this holiday season. Be creative!

A typical welcome basket has any of the following:

  • Kitchen supplies​

  • Hygiene products ​

  • Bedding​ and pillows

  • ​Diapers and wipes​

  • Miscellaneous household supplies

For a full list of possible Welcome Basket, Diaper Bundle, and Hygiene Kits, click the button below.

Gift Registry

Walmart Wishlist to Spark Good

To make it easy, you can order direct from our Walmart Spark Good Registry, and your product donation will even be tax deductible! You can purchase needed items for our Western MA and Central MA refugee families and have them shipped to our two locations.

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Event Space

EVENT

SPACE

Help build connections

 

Do you have a church building, office space, or living room?

We are regularly looking for meeting space for training workshops, events to serve refugees (such as Christmas and Easter celebrations), and our volunteer connection meetings (every other month). We also have been hosting special events like baby showers.

If you would like to support these events by offering your space, please contact us. One-time or recurring offers are both welcome.

TIME &

SKILLS

Share your skills

Many of our volunteers work directly with refugee families, but we also need individuals willing to keep our organization running smoothly. Some examples include:

  • Administrative support

  • Event coordination

  • Videography 

  • Social media

  • Volunteer mentoring

  • IT support

  • Fundraising

  • Photography

  • Blogging

  • TESOL training

Check out our Training and Volunteer pages for more ways to get involved.

Time and Skills

FURNISH

APARTMENTS

Where to donate furniture etc.

 

WARM no longer accepts donations of household items or furniture.

Instead, we have discovered three other organizations who are already doing an excellent job of offering household items to refugee families. Please contact them directly to donate your items. We will bring refugee families to these locations.

Fresh Start

Hudson, MA

FreshStartFurnitureBank.org

CMHA (Central Mass Housing Alliance)

Worcester, MA

cmhaonline.org

Household Goods

Acton, MA

householdgoods.org

What to donate

Please contact the organizations listed above for specific details on what they accept. Here are some items that we often use for setting up apartments for newly-arrived families:

  • tables and chairs

  • beds

  • upright bureaus

  • shelves

  • love seats*

  • mirrors, clocks, lamps

  • dishes, cutlery, cookware, utensils

  • linens and wool blankets

  • pictures and decor

  • shower curtains and window curtains

  • rugs and welcome mats

  • mattresses (accepted by Fresh Start and CMHA)

Please ensure that your items are clean and in excellent working condition. We want our gifts to be a testimony to the love of God for refugee families.

*Many of the apartments we set up are on the 2nd or 3rd floor with narrow stairwells and 29-inch doorways, so large sofas or fold-out couches may not work as well.

Household Items
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