Worcester Street Festival
WRAP is going to the StART on the Street Festival! Spread the word, make room in your bellies and your calendars! WRAP has a food stall at this year's event...Sept. 25th, Sunday. It's at Park Avenue at Elm Park. Join us for the fun, bring your friends, your teachers, your family and promote knowledge and appreciation of Burmese culture while we work to raise money for WRAP's activities!
WRAP community went Camping
WRAP went camping! Thanks to all the volunteers who donated their time and energy to help 22 youth explore Nickerson State Park. We are grateful to Dream Day on Cape Cod for hosting us in their cabins and to Mike and Rose Kenney and Kevin and Sherrie McCullough for feeding us.
Check out some of the highlights!
WRAP Children Went to OLD Sturbridge Village
WRAP Children's group went to Old Sturbridge Village for a fun filled day of games, learning, and a trip back in time to the colonial days of New England. We are grateful to the Worcester public schools for providing the transportation and lunches for our children.
Photos Coming Soon!
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!
Worcester Youth Soccer League Action!
WRAP kids are playing this Spring in Worcester Youth Soccer League and having a great time playing, making new friends and taking part in our community here in Worcester! Pics are updated weekly. Check back for more!
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!
When You Shop, Amazon Donates
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.
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!
WRAP artists at Art show!
Check out these pictures in person at the Worcester Public Library. See that talent and creativity come alive through art!
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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