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In the spirit of Thanksgiving, the following Iranian American organizations are joining hands to offer two opportunities to give back to the Houstonians in need.
- Association of Iranian American Professionals (AIAP)
- Iranian Cultural Foundation (ICF)
- Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA)
- Shabe Jomeh
- Society of Iranian American Women for Education (SIAWE)
Items accepted for Donation to “Search Homeless Services”
- Monetary Donation: Write your check directly to “SEARCH HOMELESS SERVICES" and a tax receipt will be mailed to you by them.
- Canned Food Drive: canned meats & fish, hearty soups, juices, cereal, applesauce, crackers, beef jerky, powdered milk, and granola bars
- Clothing Drive: Unused or gently used clothing (washed and ironed) for men/ women and children (jackets, sweaters, and new socks are preferred)
- Hygiene Drive: toothbrushes, razors, shaving cream, deodorants, body soap, shampoo/conditioners, hand sanitizer, and feminine hygiene products
- Toys: new and gently used items
Drop off Centers, Date and Time
- Americo Office (7575 San Felipe St., Houston, Texas 77063), Saturday, 11/23/2013, 10 am to 2 pm
- ICF Office (9703 Richmond Rd., Suite 105, Houston, Texas 77042), Sunday 11/24/2013, 10 am to 2 pm
- CITY WIDE CLUB (Thanksgiving Day): Opportunity to volunteer at the CITY WIDE CLUB’S 35th ANNUAL THANKSGIVING BIG FEAST at the George R. Brown Convention Center on the morning of Thanksgiving Day (November 28th, 2013). Every year volunteers serve over 35,000 traditional meals to families on Thanksgiving. Volunteers will receive a free “Persian Thanks Giving” T-shirt. Certificate of attendance provided for students. For more information, visit citywideclub.com.
- Volunteer your time: By helping at the “Drop off Centers.”
Help & Information
To volunteer or for more information, please contact PersianThanksGiving@gmail.com or Navid at 832-687-8030.
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PAAIA Houston Volunteers at ICF'S Houston's Nowruz Festival - March 24, 2013
PAAIA Houston Co-Hosts Holiday Party - December 21, 2012
PAAIA Houston Gives Back to the Community for Persian Thanks - November 22, 2012
PAAIA Houston Hosts Event to Support Cyrus Habib - September 23, 2012
PAAIA Houston Co-Hosts Lecture by Cyrus Habib - September 23, 2012
PAAIA Houston Hosts Screening of the Iran Job - June 30, 2012
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