Persian Thanks Giving
A coalition of Iranian American Organizations in Houston to Give Back to America
AIAP – ICF-Houston – PAAIA – SHABEH JOMEH – SIAWE
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. Our Community is grateful to have a home away from its ancestral homeland, and cares for the less fortunate members of our beloved city.
Association of Iranian American Professionals (AIAP)
Iranian Cultural Foundation (ICF)
Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA)
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
Americo Offices (7575 San Felipe St., Houston, Texas 77063)
Armond Bakery & Café (12151 Westheimer Rd. #L, Houston, Texas 77077) this location will accept donations during their business hours from now until 11-20-12.
ICF Office (9703 Richmond Rd., Suite 105, Houston, Texas 77042)
Date and Time – All Locations
Sunday 11/11/2012 10 am to 1 pm
Saturday 11/17/2012 10 am to 1 pm
Sunday 11/18/2012 10 am to 1 pm
CITY WIDE CLUB (Thanksgiving Day): Opportunity to volunteer at the CITY WIDE CLUB’s 34th ANNUAL THANKSGIVING BIG FEAST at the George R. Brown Convention Center on the morning of Thanksgiving Day (November 22, 2012). 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.