Community Member Honored
Worcester Magazine honors Paw Wah as one of our Hometown Heroes! Paw Wah will be honored at an awards ceremony on 12/5/16 at Nuovo Restaurant at (6pm cocktails followed by dinner at 6:45pm and awards at 7:30pm).
Check out the article!
Worcester Street Festival
Thank you to all those who helped make WRAP's first food booth a huge success at StART on the Street!
Checkout some highlights
Read the article in the Worcester Telegram
Wrap Takes the to the Races!
Congrats to our 35 runners who participated in the Halloween Monster Dash in Providence, RI! Thank you to everyone who helped to make this a fun day!
Wrap Youth Perform Burmese Cultural Dance
Burmese youth perform a cultural dance at the Asian Festival on June 26, 2016. Thank you for sharing your culture with the Worcester community!
Help Cherry continue with his Judo lessons
WRAP has started a GoFundMe fund to help out Cherry, one of the kids in our community, continue his practice of judo. Thanks to generous support early on we were able to get him started, but we are still short of our goal and need more help to keep him attending!
Please click below to learn more, donate and spread the word!
WRAP YOUTH speak!
WRAP youth shared some of their stories and writings from their book, When We Were Home. They spoke at the church service together with youth group members at First Unitarian Church here in Worcester. Check out more pics and videos on our youth page!
Opportunities to Give
UMASS: GIVING TUESDAY
Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving recognized on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving to bolster the fundraising efforts of charity and non-profit organizations around the country. The money and awareness raised on Giving Tuesday helps these organizations all year around in undertaking their charitable projects.
More Saving, More Giving with Giving Week! Giving Assistant, a featured partner of Worcester Refugee Assistance Project Inc., is hosting a seasonal shopping event, Giving Week, from Thanksgiving (11/24) through Giving Tuesday (11/29). While you earn the highest cash back rates of the year, Giving Assistant will be doubling every donation you make. Make holiday shopping feel good again! Shop here
Not signed up to give to us? You can sign up here
When you go to smile.amazon.com and enter our organization name, for any eligible purchase you make Amazon will donate to WRAP. It won't change the cost for your purchase, it just adds a touch of heart.
New, beginning September 1st, 2016!
With your donation of $100 or more, WRAP is offering a complimentary copy of the book, When We Were Home, a collection of stories from Burmese refugee youth who shared their memories of home in Thailand and Burma and of their resettlement journeys to the United States.
Enter the code GIFT4BOOK to receive your gift, and thank you for supporting WRAP! See below for information on the book.
ORder your book today!
"When We Were Home" is a collection of stories from Burmese refugee youth who have resettled in Worcester, MA. Aged 13-20, most of the youth were born in UN refugee camps along the Thai-Burma border, to parents fleeing the ongoing civil conflict in Burma. The book contains stories of life on the Thai-Burma border, folk tales and personal recollections, and memories of their journey to the U.S. The book was initiated by the youth themselves, and assisted by three UMass medical students with support form the Worcester Arts Council. The illustrations were provided by Hay Reh, a senior at South High School and self-taught artist who has produced many paintings and sketchings of his journey from the refugee camps to Worcester, MA.
Contact us if you're interested in getting a copy of the book.
Ways to help and New Volunteer application
We are located at 484 Main Street, Suite 400, Worcester, MA
Please contact us with your questions or comments.
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