Friends of Welcoming is an interactive game around Welcoming America’s mission of making our nation a more welcoming place!

You can play as yourself, with a team, or with your organization. You earn points for doing welcoming activities, which include things like  signing a Welcoming Pledge or organizing an event to bringing immigrants and non-immigrants together, as well other activities like watching a Welcome to Shelbyville interactive video or sharing the site with your friends.

Each month, you can win fabulous prizes with your points, such as $100 to a nonprofit of your choosing, prize packs full of goodies, and more. Every year, the top points earning individuals and teams will compete for the grand prize of $2500 to the charity of their choice. Beyond prizes, Friends of Welcoming will also be a place for you to connect with people all over the country who are working to make our country welcoming to all.

The following actions are a great way to get situated with Friends of Welcoming and the Welcoming America philosophy. You can also access the full list of actions anytime!

Complete Your User Profile

Simply complete your profile to add your location to the map, earn easy points and get started.

500

 

points

 

 15 mins

Sign the Welcoming Pledge

Add your name to the growing list of people working to build a more welcoming nation.

750

 

points

 

 15 mins

Watch & Discuss: “The Story of Welcoming”

Watch and discuss “The Story of Welcoming,” a Shelbyville Multimedia module about the Welcoming America model and how it was implemented in Shelbyville, TN.

1000

 

points

 

 15 mins

Do You Have a Local Welcoming Affiliate?

Find out if you have a Welcoming America affiliate in your area, and get connected.

500

 

points

 

 15 mins

UR Welcome! Creative Action

Make your welcoming spirit known through art, music or another form of creative expression.

2000

 

points

 

 15 mins

Record a Welcoming Story

If you have a personal immigration story, if you ever welcomed an immigrant—or know of an immigrant that was welcomed—into your community, share your story with the help of Shelbyville Multimedia!

10000

 

points

 

 15 mins

Refer a Friend

Refer a friend (or friends!) to Friends of Welcoming to earn points and help grow the site and achieve a more welcoming country for us all.

250

 

points

 

 15 mins

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