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Making Welcome Real – A Fundraiser for Refugees

April 23, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

$25 – $35
Fundraiser for Refugees

The event is sold out. If you wish to contribute to this fundraiser please send a check with memo “Making Welcome Real” to:

Slow Food Russian River
P.O. Box 2746
Sebastopol, CA 95473


Making Welcome Real – A Fundraiser for Refugees

Slow Food Russian River is hosting a fundraiser buffet dinner for recent Refugee Immigrants: Making Welcome Real – Sunday, April 23, 2017 from 4-7 pm.

The event will be held at the beautiful Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation’s Heron Hall, located at 900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa.

We are featuring a buffet menu of both Syrian and Afghani cuisine presented by local chef, Nawar Laham owner of the Santa Rosa’s East West Cafe, and chef Ali Akbar Raufi a recent immigrant from Afghanistan who has settled in the East Bay.

Wine, beer and other beverages will be available for purchase.

Speakers will be presenting on the current status of refugees in the Bay Area.

Music by Vince Delgado, Coralie Russo and Jana Mariposa

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In these challenging times Slow Food Russian River recognizes that refugees immigrating to the Bay Area in pursuit of safety and new beginnings for their families leave behind friends, families and employment.  They come with virtually nothing.

We wish to help make the transition into American life successful for some of those families by raising funds for Welcome Boxes containing items necessary for setting up kitchens and households.

We are working with the following organizations in getting these boxes to the families in need of them.  

• IRC – International Rescue Committee
• JFCS – Jewish Family Community Services – East Bay
• No One Left Behind

At the event, there will be other opportunities to give monetary donations, such as contributing towards the purchase of  welcome boxes or backpacks with school supplies for children.  

Come join us for a delightful evening of delicious middle eastern food, conversation and fellowship. Let us welcome our new pilgrims into this great nation. 

East West Restaurant, Santa Rosa


April 23, 2017
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$25 – $35
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Marcia Lavine
mf.lavine (at) gmail.com