Help us welcome refugees to NYC!

$6,199 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 109 people in 1 month
Kristy Powers
on behalf of Lucas Miller
 NEW YORK, NY

We made our goal! Thank you! We're keeping the campaign open to raise as much as possible to help these families. All of the extra funds will go directly to ICNA Relief.  We appreciate your generosity in helping to spread some NYC LOVE!

At Real New York Tours , our love for NYC runs deep. We believe what makes New York City one of the greatest cities in the world is that it is a city of the world.
The city's rich history and cultural diversity are a huge part of what makes it such a special place to visit or call home and we strive to share that love with guests from all over the world, everyday. But we want to do more.

  We believe in building bridges through love and compassion and it's our great honor to be partnering with ICNA Relief of New Jersey to help 50 refugee families get to know NYC a little better. These families, from Iraq and Syria, have fled their homes in terror and suffered tremendous losses. ICNA Relief's mission is "to alleviate human suffering by providing caring and compassionate service to victims of adversities and survivors of disasters." The New Jersey chapter alone is currently helping by raising money for food, shelter, clothing, cars, toys, and medical care for these families in addition to providing tutoring and educational services. Together, we're excited to be offering "Get to Know NYC" days this spring for over 150+ refugees. We'll start our day exploring some iconic neighborhoods and sites in Manhattan - like Times Square and Central Park. Then, we'll sit down for a the quintessential NYC lunch - a slice of pizza,  before heading back to New Jersey!


RNYT's will be donating the guides and tours for this special week in April but, as a small family company, we still need your help to make this day happen.
We're hoping, with your help, to raise enough money to pay for the full transportation and lunch costs for these families who are new to calling NJ/NYC their homes. We hope you’ll join The Real New York Tour family and help us in welcoming them.

 All donations will go toward the NJTranist and MTA subway tickets and meals for the 150+ refugees.
 
All money raised over our $6,000 goal will go to ICNA Relief directly to assist with their numerous care-giving needs for these families.

Please join us in building bridges and love - any amount is greatly appreciated.

Thank you!


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Update 4
Posted by Kristy Powers
3 days ago
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We made our goal!!! THANK YOU!! The campaign will be open through the weekend so we can offer as much to ICNA Relief as possible to help these families!! We love and appreciate your support! xoxo
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Update 3
Posted by Kristy Powers
4 days ago
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Day 3 was another incredible day!!! The event was also covered by the New York Times and WNYC :

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/20/nyregion/syrian-refugees-tour-new-york-city.html

http://www.wnyc.org/story/with-subway-ride-trump-carousel-syrian-refugees-tour-new-york/

Your generous donations have helped create such joy and good memories. We can't thank you enough!

There's still plenty of time to donate if you know of anyone else who might want to share some NYC love!

Now on to Day 4!!

We've had some terrific translators!
Thumbs up to NYC!!
Flower stroll in Battery Park
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Update 2
Posted by Kristy Powers
5 days ago
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We're having a wonderful time so far! Thank you for your support!! The kids have loved playing in Central Park and riding the carousel!! We're looking forward to the rest of the week!
Nathan and some new friends!!
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Update 1
Posted by Kristy Powers
1 month ago
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Thank you so much to everyone who has contributed so far! We are so grateful for the support and love. I'm including a short video of some of the families discussing their experience in Syria that ICNA produced. It speaks to why we feel it's so important to welcome & help them in any small way we can. <3
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Roel Kolthek
5 days ago

Luke and friends at R.N.Y. Tours: you people are absolutely fantastic and I truly admire your grand gesture. Wishing I was there to see it all (could not tell them much about NYC, but hey, could tell a lot about Amsterdam and after all, this was once upon a time called New Amsterdam).... Hope you'll get the necessary amount together!!!

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$6,199 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 109 people in 1 month
Created March 7, 2017
Kristy Powers  
on behalf of Lucas Miller
AT
$5
Amanda Thickpenny
2 days ago
$100
Anonymous
3 days ago
LC
$25
Lora Cameron
3 days ago
KF
$1,000
Ken Fagan
3 days ago
$100
Carmel Benson
3 days ago

Love what you're doing Luke!!! <3

AD
$20
Abir Dakhlallah
3 days ago
FH
$50
Fraustina Hsu
3 days ago
JB
$50
Jan Baker
4 days ago

What a great idea - thank you SO much!

JB
$25
Jeanette Bonner
4 days ago
JP
$100
John & Kathy Powers
4 days ago

Great idea for a good cause!!

Roel Kolthek
5 days ago

Luke and friends at R.N.Y. Tours: you people are absolutely fantastic and I truly admire your grand gesture. Wishing I was there to see it all (could not tell them much about NYC, but hey, could tell a lot about Amsterdam and after all, this was once upon a time called New Amsterdam).... Hope you'll get the necessary amount together!!!

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