welcome to Amaanah’s blog
We are excited to let you all know that starting next month Amaanah's headquarters will be moving! Our new office compliments the tremendous growth and our future plans. This would not have been possible with out all of our supporters that continue to support us along the way. Thank you!
Dayana Halawo, a former refugee, and current Awesome Academy Instructor is accompanied by her husband and two children after throwing the opening pitch at the Houston Astros game on July 31st. She did an amazing job! Read more about Dayanas journey.
Great news! Our Austin Awesome Academy is expanding to 5 AISD schools this fall. We are looking for work-study eligible students at UT Austin who would like to work at the Awesome Academy. For more information, check out the work study job board at UT. For any other part-time employment opportunities, please contact Austin@refugeelink.com.
The Houston Rockets have been great supporters of Amaanah's work in the city. We would like to give a special thank you to Leslie Alexander for his generous contributions to Amaanah and other organizations in the city. Go Rockets!!
We would like to give a special thank you to Penny Appeal USA for providing funding for the purchase of iPads for single mothers in our Transformed program. All the clients were very excited and thankful for the devices! Thank you to all our donors and supporters!
We are excited to announce the success of our second home transformation! The mother's reaction was priceless! We would not have been able to do this without the help of our amazing volunteers. We are looking forward to other home transformations in the near future. Thank you!
We are excited to announce that Amaanah was the only refugee serving organization to take part at #GreaterThanTheGame! This special event is celebrating the charitable impact of Superbowl 51. We were apart of 78 nonprofit organizations across our community who were honored on that day. Thank you once again to the Houston Texans for your continuous support!
Wow! We are again grateful for all our volunteers that were able to participate in Rock The Block in Houston or Austin. In Houston we had 300 volunteers deliver food bags to 700 families and in Austin we had 90 volunteers deliver to 200 families. Thank you again to those that were apart of this special event. You were all able to bring smiles to 900 households thanks to your support!
Rays of Change 2017 was a success in Houston with the attendance of over 1300 guests! This evening was uplifting and inspiring to all whom were present. We would like to send special thanks to our presenting sponsor the Houston Rockets, Shelia Burki Designs for sponsoring much of the beautiful decor , and Khary Dixon for the wonderful pictures! This event was only made possible with the continuous support of those who believe in Amaanah's mission! Thank you.
Amaanah teamed up with a local Boy Scout troop to give a single mother of four a surprise of a lifetime. These are the kinds of events that we hope everyone can participate into bringing positive changes in their community. If you or your group would like to be apart of these events. We invite you to sign up today! https://tinyurl.com/y894rpxm
Amaanah's inaugural benefit for resettled refugee students in Austin, Texas was attended by over 350 guests. Special thanks to the Austin community for showing support in Amaanah's work.