Are you interested in helping WTS fulfill our mission? There are several ways you can get involved:
All Welcoming the Stranger classes are free to our students, and are supported by the generous donations of individuals, businesses, and foundations. Here is a breakdown of our costs:
There are 15 classes. Each class costs $8,000 per year to run.
There are over 600 students each year. One year for each student costs $600.
There are 3 terms per year. One term for each student costs $200.
You can help sponsor these programs with your support by writing a check made out to "Welcoming the Stranger" and sending it to:
Welcoming the Stranger
PO Box 1156
Langhorne, PA 19047
Or donate right now with PayPal.
Volunteer Your Time
Are you interested in volunteering as a teacher or assistant? You do not need teaching experience. The only requirement is that students, teachers, and volunteers come with openness to others, respect, and a desire to learn and share knowledge with others. Please be able to commit to a full semester. If you are unable to commit to a full semester but are still interested in volunteer teaching, let us know and we can add you to a substitute list after a short training period.
At select times of year, we may also need help with administrative tasks, phone calls, etc. If you are interested in being added to our list for help with these types of tasks, please let us know. To help out in this way, you do not need to make a long-term commitment. We will contact all the people on our list when these occasions arise.
We may also need help during events (set up, clean up, registration table, selling raffle tickets, helping to run the silent auction, etc.) We’d love to have you join our volunteer team for events!
In order to volunteer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and express your preference of what kind of volunteer opportunity you would be interested in doing.
WTS will accept certain donations of school supplies and office supplies. Please check with us to see what our needs are first before dropping off any items.
During events, WTS often needs gift baskets, gift certificates, tickets, other in-kind donation items for our raffle, silent auction, or live auction. If you have something you’d like to contribute, please let us know!
If you are interested in volunteering items, please contact Meg Eubank at email@example.com to coordinate.
Attend an Event
Welcoming the Stranger holds at least one fundraising event each year. Our highly popular International Dinner is held each fall. Students from our classes prepare their best recipes from all over the world at this buffet style meal. Entertainment and prizes are offered to attendees. Check here on the website and follow us on Facebook for updates on events.
Share with others and follow us on social media. Help us spread the word about our organization to immigrants and potential supporters. The more people that know about our organization, the more people we can help!