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Early Thanksgiving Dinner 2013

earlydinner2Early Thanksgiving Dinner Celebrating Many Faces of Houston “Together Around a Table” Neighborhood Gathering “Sharing Thanksgiving Memories” Dialog Institute of the Southwest  & Raindrop Foundation  Celebrate the many faces of Houston with Early Thanksgiving Dinner the citizenship month in Houston Thursday November 21, 2013 6:30 pm.-9:00pm.  R.S.V.P. at www.turkishhouse.org/rsvp/houstonthanksgivingdinner2013 by Monday November 18, 2013. 

Venue: Turkish American Community Center 9301 West Bellfort Ave. Houston, Texas 77031.


Farewell Reception for The Honorable Consul General of Turkey Cemalettin Aydin and Mrs. Burcu Aydin

farewell reception enes074Raindrop Foundation and Texas Turkish American Chamber of Commerce organized the Farewell Reception for The Honorable Consul General of Turkey Cemalettin Aydin and Mrs. Burcu Aydin  on Wednesday October 23, 2013 between 6:00 pm. and 7:30 pm. in Turkish American Community Center. The Emcee of the program is Tom Koch from ABC-13.

Health Fair 2013 held at Raindrop

20131019 111057In collaboration with U.S. Congressman Al Green and Community Health Choice, Raindrop Foundation organized Health Fair 2013 in Turkish American Community Center in Houston on Saturday October 19, 2013 between 10:00 am. and 1:00 pm. Representatives of community health centers were present to inform the public of their services. In addition to receiving valuable information, visitors also enjoyed free blood pressure check, dental examination, free flue shot for children.

Houston Community College honors Raindrop Foundation

IMG 0001Raindrop Foundation received an Appreciation  Certificate from the Houston Community College. Raindrop Foundation and The Houston Community College Honors College  collaborated on a study turkey project between March 7-17, 2013. Please click here to see the videos from the trip:&sns=em"> &sns=em">&sns=em

Friendship and Engagement Dinner with City Officials

OFFICIAL IFTAR 80On July 31, 2013, Raindrop Foundation Houston Branch was the home to its “Annual Friendship and Engagement Dinner with the City Officials”. Attended by city officials from the Greater Houston Area,feauturing police officers, state representatives, and many more, the dinner also featured a fast-breaking (iftar) activity for the Muslim attendees as well.

Friendship and Engagement Dinner with Educators

IMG 8236On August 1, 2013, Raindrop Foundation Houston Branch hosted its “Annual Friendship and Engagement Dinner with the Educators”. Attended by distinguished educators from the Greater Houston Area, the dinner also featured a fast-breaking (iftar) activity for the Muslim attendees as well.

Tornado Victims in Moore area in Oklahoma needs our help!

Dear Friends,

We are deeply saddened by the loss and the damage because of the Tornado in Moore area. Our hearts and thoughts go to all of those who were affected by the Tornado but people need more than that.

Federal Government has declared a major disaster in the State of Oklahoma following a massive tornado that destroyed or heavily damaged lots of homes, schools etc. in the southern part of the state.

Raindrop Helping Hands launches a campaign that focuses on all aspects of the relief efforts following Tornado pass through Moore, OK.

Please send us your generous donation. Funds collected through the Helping Hands' account will be delivered to the authorized people in the region.

You can make your donations by:

* Check: Please make your checks payable to: "Raindrop Helping Hands" and place the memo as "Moore Tornado Relief". The check should be sent to 4444 N.Classen Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK 73118

* Google Checkout: Please click to Donate Thru Google Checkout button on the right side of the website and choose "Moore Tornado Relief" to make donation.

We appreciate your kind donations and even a small contribution will help to reduce the pain of the Tornado.

Students of RDF Turkish language program celebrate graduation at Turquois Center

IMG 6751Students of Raindrop Foundation Turkish language program in Houston organized graduation celebration on Saturday, May 4th, 2013. The program featured students’ performances of Nasreddin Hoca anecdotes, Turkishhalay and Uygur folk dances and presentations in Turkish.

A Special Dinner Featuring His Excellency Dr. Mehmet Muezzinoglu Minister of Health, Republic of Turkey

saglikbakanienes 10On April 20th, in partnership with the University General Hospital System, Texas Turkish American Medical Professionals and Raindrop Foundation, a special dinner was given in honor of His Excellency Dr. Mehmet Muezzinoglu, Minister of Health, Republic of Turkey.
After Mehmet Okumus, the president of Raindrop Foundation, welcomed the guests, the dinner started accompanied by live Turkish music.

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