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We have some great events coming up this summer! Be sure to check them out.
Patrick and George grew up in the inner cities of Zambia, where they witnessed and experienced all kinds of hardships and ugliness: sleeping on cold cement floors, lacking enough food to eat, hearing cries of rape outside their doors. They would walk for miles, sometimes without shoes, to fetch water from the nearest well.
Sara Mohammed Saleem was the first in her family to arrive in Dallas as an Iraqi refugee — two days after Donald Trump was elected president of the country she wanted to call her new home.
Our team and volunteers had a wonderful time at Pink & Blue in Austin! More wonderful pictures to be shared soon 😀
Afkab Hussein takes advantage of his commutes as a truck driver in Columbus, Ohio to speak to his wife and son, both of whom live in Nairobi, Kenya. They talk every day, sometimes for more than three hours, and his wife tells him about the words their two-year-old, Abdullahi, has learned in their native Somali.
We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Saba Ahmed is Amaanah's newest board member. Dr. Saba has been a long-time supporter and advocate for Amaanah's work. You can learn more about her and our other team members at https://refugeelink.com/who-we-are/ Dr. Saba, welcome to the team!
With Houston being one of the biggest cities for refugee resettlement in America, Ghulam decides to break down the situation of refugee resettlement from various perspectives, in particular the financial angle, and asks, are refugees really a burden on the American society?
100% of the profits on December 20th 2017 will be donated to Amaanah Refugee Services! Be sure to stop by and pick up some lunch and/or dinner!
Last month, Amaanah's Tough Mudder team conquered the course in Houston and raised more than $20,000 for resettled refugee students. Thank you to all our participants and supporters for making this happen. Our next event will take place in May 2018! Let's go!!
Today, Amaanah received a very special shipment. 2 pallets worth of brand new toys were delivered to us, courtesy of JAKKS Pacific and the Indiana Pacers. All the toys will be gifted to students in the Awesome Academy! Thank you to both these wonderful organizations for their generosity. Thank you to the Houston Rockets for being such great ambassadors of Houston and highlighting the good in our city!
Some awesome volunteers gave one of our Transformed clients a great surprise!