2015 Early Thanksgiving Dinner

ETD2015Raindrop Foundation hosted the annual Early Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday November 19, 2015. The program was also a celebration of Citizenship Month for Houston. The motto of the night was “Many Faces of Houston Together Around a Table.”

The dinner was coordinated with the Glenshire Community Association, Brays Oaks Management District, Dialog Institute of the Southwest, Citizenship Month Committee, Raindrop Women’s Association, Office of International Communities, Houston Food Bank, Embrace Relief Southwest USA and Super Neighborhood 36 community. Different from last years’ dinners, the program was also a fundraising for Houston Food Bank. 8 bins of food items and proceedings are presented to Brain Green, president & CEO of Houston Food Bank. With more than 300 guests in attendance, the atmosphere of the event was vibrant and diverse.

Citizenship Month Poetry Night


poetry night 56Citizenship Month Poetry Night has started with reception. Poetry lovers enjoyed light refreshments and socialized.

Susana McCollom was the master of ceremony of the evening. She is the Director, Ethnography& Workplace Chaplaincy at Institute for Spirituality and Health. Filiz Camuz, the executive director of Raindrop Women’s Association, welcomed guests and gave brief introduction of Raindrop Turkish House. Mahmut Gok, the executive director of Embrace Relief SW, talked about the current campaigns of Embrace Relief Foundation.

After the speeches, Usha Akella recited her poems from her last book. Her forth book, The Rosary of Latitude, has published recently. Her poems were very intense so the audience stand up and applauded her after she finished the first part of the reading. Mustafa Berktug’s music performance with ney flute carried the audience to another dimension. The last part of the program was the duet of Usha’s amazing poems and Mustafa’s authentic music. That was a big hit.

At the end of the program, Hatice Avsar, a polymer clay artist, presented Usha a custom made necklace. Usha signed her books and talked to poetry lovers after the program.




Raindrop Foundation strongly condemn terror attacks in France.


Dear Friends,
On behalf of Turkish American Community and Raindrop Turkish House, I would like to extend heartfelt condolences to the families, relatives and friends affected by the deadly shootings and bombings in Paris and Saint-Denis that killed at least 153 people and left many others injured.

I strongly condemned this horrific terror attack.

I am against all kinds of extremism!

Turkish Cuisine @ HEB Central Market! TURKISH INDULGENCE

CentralMarketLogo t750x550Hands On. Come on a journey to some of Turkey's most indulgent dinners.  Tonight we join forces with The Raindrop Foundation as they send two food experts to help you explore some exciting Turkish dishes, from creating a lamb dish that includes a Bechamel Sauce and Eggplant, to an ever so easy Baklava.  Tonight you will learn:

Cigarette Borek (Feta Cheese stuffed Turkish or Phyllo Dough Rolls)

Mantar Sote (Sautéed Mushroom with Garlic Yogurt Sauce)

Hunkar Begendi (Sultan's Delight: A Lamb dish with Béchamel and Eggplant);

Pilav (Rice Pilaf); and


INSTRUCTOR: Sibel Bayhan & Hande Bulut, Food Experts from The Raindrop Foundation

Register from: https://centralmarket.turnstilesystems.com/ProgramDetail.aspx/RAINDROPTURKISHHOUSE




Enes-festival-twitter-signedWe are proud to announce our 6th Annual Turkish Festival, which will take place at Myriad Garden in Oklahoma City on Saturday September 12, 2015. This event is a great opportunity to provide our community with an insight to the Turkish Culture through cultural entertainment and educational information. Last year, the festival hosted 2,500 people and this year our committee is expecting to surpass that number.

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