Refugee Ball

$6,657 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 110 people in 1 month
Sameen Ahmadnia  WASHINGTON, DC
A coalition of asylum lawyers, non-profit organizations, mental health professionals, and academics are hosting an Alternative Inaugural Ball for refugees, asylum seekers, their family members, and supporters. The Ball will be held on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from 5 pm to 9 pm at Sixth & I Synagogue in Washington, DC. Tickets are required and you must be on the Guest List to attend.

The purpose of the ball is to demonstrate solidarity with our refugee and immigrant neighbors and to show them that they are not alone. We also want to educate the wider community on the positive aspects and contributions that refugees and immigrants make to our society. The event will feature food, music, and art by local refugee artists and businesspeople. Leading immigration attorneys in the area will also provide free legal services on immigration matters.

Donations will first go to covering the costs of the event, mainly food. This money will directly support local refugee-owned businesses. The remainder of the money will be divided equally between non-profit organizations dedicated to helping refugees locally and internationally. We will give an update with the list of organizations soon.

Please note that this event is not sponsored by Sixth & I Historic Synagogue.
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Posted by Sameen Ahmadnia
7 days ago
Good Evening Everyone! Thank you for all of the support! I am one of the organizers for the Refugee Ball, an event put together by a coalition of asylum lawyers, non-profit organizations, mental health professionals, and academics. I started the fundraising for this event and have been using the funds to personally pay vendors to make this event possible. So far funds have been used to pay for cookies made by a Syrian baker, a variety of stews made by an Ethiopian cook, and appetizers by a Lebanese restaurant. Additionally, we were able to increase our capacity by reserving the sanctuary at Sixth & I. I will personally write a check to an organization that works with refugees with the additional funds. Thank you for making this event possible. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow!
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$6,657 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 110 people in 1 month
Created December 22, 2016
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Nancy Cowdin
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Thanks for organizing this event!

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Jane Garrido
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Congratulations on organizing such an inspiring event, and in under 5 weeks time! Hope this becomes an annual tradition!

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