Hey all, here’s a quick blog post to promote a very amazing fundraiser, called Ana Huna, for Miry’s list – a non-profit that helps refugee families in the states get set up with a community, furniture, and all their essentials. It’s this Sunday in Eagle Rock (all info here) and I’ve purchased two sets of tickets to giveaway (one set here on the blog, and one set on Instagram).
I’ve met with Miry a few times and I’m so incredibly impressed with her generosity and dedication. I have seen first hand how their work makes these families lives happier, which makes our communities better. I did a blog post about it here.
The fundraiser event will include food from the families countries, music played by some of the community members, and a big panel where you hear their stories and can ask questions to help shed light on, well everything – where people have been, how they received their refugee status, and what it’s like being a refugee family in America.
I’m unable to attend because I made fathers day plans that I can’t cancel, so instead I’ve bought four tickets for four of you to go – two sets of two ($250 each so grab them!). If you really want to go and can afford your own tickets, please purchase them so that four people that otherwise might not be able to afford this fundraiser can have these free tickets. The tickets include food, drink, music, and panel discussion, and obviously all proceed go towards the organization and the families.
Watch this video if you are curious about more:
It could be an amazing way to celebrate fathers day or a group date for friends that don’t have plans this Sunday and want to get involved more with this amazing grass roots organization.
Ana Huna means ‘I’m here’. It’s a phrase that means a lot to the organization because it means both geographically they are here, but also it implies I’m here for you. Not everyone speaks arabic and many of the families don’t speak english, but this phrase is commonly understood and really means support and love.
We are also excited to be doing a makeover for one of the families this September, so stay tuned for that and if you have any major pieces of furniture that need a home, or want to simply buy something off of one of the lists for a family – head here. I’m so so thankful for all of you who donated from the last blog post – you helped raise over $20k of essentials for the families in just a couple days. Seriously amazing stuff, that give me chills and makes me so proud of all of you.
For more info on the panelists and the event itself head here.
To win the tickets you simply need to like them on Facebook then come back and comment that you did and we will randomly select two different commenters and email you by Thursday morning so you can plan your Sunday (if you don’t live in LA feel free to tell your friends and to like them on facebook anyway:). One set will be given away here and the other on instagram so if you want two chances to win follow Miry’s Instagram and then hop on my Instagram and tag the person who you would want to go with in the Instagram comment.
Good luck, and be sure to say ‘hi’ to Miry for me and tell her you are the winners. Enjoy. xx