Meat Donation to The Refugees

refugee kapakIn collabration with Amaanah Refugee Services, Raindrop Women Association donated 200 pounds stew meat to 40 Refugee Families in Houston on 12/14/2013. Thank you to our teen volunteers for their help during the distrubition. 



Early Thanksgiving Dinner at Raindrop Foundation Albuquerque

IMG 4028Raindrop Foundation Albuquerque in collaboration with The Dialogue Institute SW, organized Early Thanksgiving Dinner on November 21th evening with neighbors and friends in Albuquerque.

The event started with the welcoming remarks by Necip Orhan, Director of Raindrop Foundation and followed with the thanksgiving remarks by Reverends Carol McGowan and Phil Dougharty. Then Rev. Dougharty took the lead in curving the turkey to start the course for the dinner program. After turkey curving ceremony, all the participants enjoyed the delicious and tasty dishes and desserts.

Raindrop Helping Hands Albuquerque helps Indian-American Families in Need with the Presence of State Representative Georgene Louis

IMG 4435Raindrop Helping Hands Reps. contacted to the New Mexico State Representative Georgene Louis who represents Indian-Americans at District 26. She arranged a gathering with 20 families in need at West Mesa High School in collaboration with Youth Development, Inc. (YDI) – Elev8. At the gathering Rep. Louis thanked to the Raindrop Helping Hands and Turkish American community for the donation to the Indian-American community in NM.

Oklahoma City's Turkish Community Celebrates Noah's Pudding Food Festival


About two dozen people traded Saturday's wintry weather and gloomy skies for the warmth and treats inside Oklahoma City's Raindrop foundation Servers prepare traditional Turkish foods during Noah's Pudding Food Festival in Oklahoma City, OK, Saturday, November 23, 2013, Photo by Paul Hellstern, The Oklahoman paul hellstern - Oklahoman

Memorable Thanksgiving dinner

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On a beautiful fall evening on Saturday, November 16, many friends and neighbors gathered at the Raindrop Turkish House of Austin to  share meal around one table.  The most senior guest cut the turkey and the feast began. While everyone was enjoying their delicious food, honorable guest Rev. Ken White , Associate Pastor at United Christian Church, shared his Thanksgiving memories with an attentive audience.  He also recounted the story of how Thanksgiving became a national holiday.  Following his speech, the world-renowned guitarist Celil Refik Kaya played a unique instrument called rebap which is over one thousand year old Turkish instrument and grandfather of violin, whose warm sound and melodies complemented the friendly atmosphere in the room.

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