The Welcome Party

We're a community-led coalition of friends and neighbors. Some of us found new homes in welcoming communities or are from families that were fortunate enough to start again after a man-made or natural disaster. 

Online campaigns are a dime a dozen - they make us feel good far more than enable us to create a difference.
That's why The Welcome Party is about getting offline, meeting in person and committing together.  


The Welcome Party wouldn't be possible without the support of many groups and individuals that have helped give our vision wings and continue to be the wind beneath them.

Our friends include Tea With StrangersThe Feast; NeedsList; Communitere; Greece Communitere; Haiti Communitere; International Rescue Committee in Northern California, Standing on Giants, American Refugee Committee, 100K for Peace; 7:47 Club; Peace Accelerators; Airbnb; Together We Remember; AMURTEL Greece; Y Combinator; Jewish Social Services; Clerkenwell Boy; SUITCASE Magazine; NextDayBetter; Lansdowne United Methodist Church; One Light Global; Catholic Charities of the East Bay;  JCC of the East Bay; UNICEF innovation; Small WorksChurch World ServiceHello Neighbor; The International Rescue Committee, Facebook; Alysia Reiner; Mandy Patinkin; Maiara Walsh; Kelley Jakle; Garrett Clayton; Natalie Ludwig and many others

Special thanks to the members of the Airbnb Open Homes community and the International Rescue Committee for participating in Supper With Us.  

What is the Week of Welcome?

During the week surrounding World Refugee Day we ask communities around the world to take action for and with refugees, ideally by bringing people together for important conversations to get informed and take action.