Celebrating citizenship month with Ebru classes in Raindrop Turkish House.

course-6Raindrop Foundation observed the citizenship month, which is “an annual volunteer-driven celebration that celebrates Houston’s civic diversity” with numerous events and activities. One of the events was free Ebru classes for Raindrop Youth Development Center students held on Saturday, November 15, 2014. For the citizenship month, the theme was the flag of Texas. Participating Turkish American children made artistic representations of Texas flag using Ebru techniques. Ebru is a traditional Turkish art of water marbling. Patterns are created on water using a variety of colors, which then are transferred onto paper.

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Raindrop Youth Development Center attended to an Tree Planting activity in our neighborhood

 

DSC 0428On November 1st 2014, Raindrop Youth Development Center attended to an Tree Planting activity in our neighborhood. Raindrop Foundation,Council Member Larry Green, TXU Energy, Houston Parks and Recreation Department organized planting 15-gallon trees along esp;esplanades of West Bellfort Avenue. Raindrop Youth Development Center attended with 15 volunteers and planted about 40 trees to our neighborhood.

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Raindrop Foundation and Embrace Relief Collaborated With State Senator Rodney Ellis for his “Fifth Annual Holiday Food Distribution”

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On Tuesday, November 25, 2014, the Raindrop Foundation and Embrace Relief aided State Senator Rodney Ellis in his “Fifth Annual Holiday Food Distribution”. The purpose of the food distribution, especially during this time of year, is to give thanks for our blessings and reach out to the community members in need.  Along with Last Organic Outpost, Whole Foods Market, and the Pearland Farmers Market providing fresh produce, Raindrop Foundation and Embrace Relief provided over 400 pounds of Halal beef for area families in need. The event was hosted by the Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation then following a distribution at the Kelly Village Community Building. The families who attended the food distribution were also provided with turkeys in addition to the produce and beef they received.

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Arlington Raindrop Women Association Early Thanksgiving Lunch

thanksgiving arlington raindrop women association2On Saturday, November 22, 2014, Arlington Raindrop Women Association hosted its annual Early Thanksgiving Lunch. All the participants enjoyed the delicious and tasty dishes and desserts and also enjoyed the traditional turkey dinner in this early thanksgiving program, and thanked to the association for organizing such a nice event. Attendees also enjoyed at competitions such as cupcake decoration.

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The Raindrop Foundation and Embrace Relief’s Food Donation to the Houston Food Bank

IMG 0497.JPGOn Friday, November 21, 2014, the Raindrop Foundation joined together with the Embrace Relief Organization to help donate food to the Houston Food Bank, which distributes 50 million nutritious meals each year. This is enough to provide more than 100,000 meals a day. According to the Houston Food Bank’s website, on a typical day in the 18 southeast Texas counties served by the food bank, 66,200 people cannot afford to purchase food for themselves and are forced in hunger.

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