Raindrop Foundation and Embrace Relief Collaborated With State Senator Rodney Ellis for his “Fifth Annual Holiday Food Distribution”

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On Tuesday, November 25, 2014, the Raindrop Foundation and Embrace Relief aided State Senator Rodney Ellis in his “Fifth Annual Holiday Food Distribution”. The purpose of the food distribution, especially during this time of year, is to give thanks for our blessings and reach out to the community members in need.  Along with Last Organic Outpost, Whole Foods Market, and the Pearland Farmers Market providing fresh produce, Raindrop Foundation and Embrace Relief provided over 400 pounds of Halal beef for area families in need. The event was hosted by the Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation then following a distribution at the Kelly Village Community Building. The families who attended the food distribution were also provided with turkeys in addition to the produce and beef they received.

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Arlington Raindrop Women Association Early Thanksgiving Lunch

thanksgiving arlington raindrop women association2On Saturday, November 22, 2014, Arlington Raindrop Women Association hosted its annual Early Thanksgiving Lunch. All the participants enjoyed the delicious and tasty dishes and desserts and also enjoyed the traditional turkey dinner in this early thanksgiving program, and thanked to the association for organizing such a nice event. Attendees also enjoyed at competitions such as cupcake decoration.

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The Raindrop Foundation and Embrace Relief’s Food Donation to the Houston Food Bank

IMG 0497.JPGOn Friday, November 21, 2014, the Raindrop Foundation joined together with the Embrace Relief Organization to help donate food to the Houston Food Bank, which distributes 50 million nutritious meals each year. This is enough to provide more than 100,000 meals a day. According to the Houston Food Bank’s website, on a typical day in the 18 southeast Texas counties served by the food bank, 66,200 people cannot afford to purchase food for themselves and are forced in hunger.

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2014 Annual Early Thanksgiving Dinner

thanks7On Thursday, November 20, 2014, the Raindrop Foundation hosted its annual Early Thanksgiving Dinner, which is held in observance of Citizenship Month for Houston. The purpose of Citizenship Month for Houston is to celebrate Houston’s civic diversity. The program was coordinated in collaboration with the Glenshire Community Association, Brays Oaks Management District, Dialog Institute of the Southwest, Citizenship Month Committee, Office of International Communities, and the Houston Food Bank. Christine Dobbyn from ABC 13 local news was present as the honorary mistress of ceremonies for the dinner.

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2014 Texas Conference for Women

IMG 07862014 Texas Conference for Women was one of the most outstanding events that we have ever attended as Raindrop Turkish House. There was something for every woman, no matter what age, education level, lifestyle they had. It was a day full of positive energy swinging in the air all day long.

At our booth, we introduced Raindrop Women’s Association and its programs to 6000+ attendees.

There were two artists at our booth to perform their art. Diler Bilgin, Turkish Calligraphy artist, who lives in Austin drew people’s names on the RAWA Book Club bookmarks to make it personalized for attendees.

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