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Persian Thanks 2011


Persian Thanks in Houtson

PAAIA Houston had two opportunities to give back to our community this past Thanksgiving:

SEARCH HOMELESS SERVICES: 2505 Fannin, Houston, Texas 77002 was selected to be the recipient of the Chapter's donation this year. Donated items were collected as follow.

Saturday, November 19 (10:00 am to 12:00 pm) at 7575 San Felipe (San Felipe and Voss).

Sunday, November 20 (1:00 pm to 3:00 pm) at 7575 San Felipe (San Felipe and Voss).

Chapter members were encouraged to volunteer and or bring the following items for collection on the above dates:

1. Monetary Donation: Check written to “SEARCH HOMELESS SERVICES".

2. Canned Food Drive: Canned Meats & Fish, Hearty Soups, Juices, Cereal, applesauce, crackers, beef jerky, powdered milk, granola bars.

3. Clothing Drive: Unused or carefully used clothing (washed and ironed) for men/ women and children (jackets, sweaters and new socks are preferred).

4. Hygiene Drive: Toothbrushes, Razors, Shaving Cream, Deodorants, Body Soap, Shampoo/ Conditioners, Hand Sanitizer and Feminine Hygiene Products.

CITY WIDE CLUB: Our NexGen group volunteered at “CITY WIDE CLUB” at George R. Brown Convention Center on the Thanksgiving day (November 24th, 2011). About 30 members and High School Students volunteered to participate in this activity.

We are proud that our collective effort made this worthy cause a signature program for our Community.

Persian Thanks In the Tri-State Area

PAAIA NY Tri-State Chapter partners with Shabeh Jomeh in support of PAAIA’s Persian Thanks Initiative

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, the PAAIA NY Tri-State Chapter asked all community members to donate canned goods and other non-perishable items in support of PAAIA’s Persian Thanks program.  All donations were dropped off at the Shabeh Jomeh NY event on Thursday, November 17th between 7 - 10PM at Polar Lounge (201 East 24th St at 3rd Ave.) within the Hotel Marcel.

All donations were given on behalf of the Iranian-American community to the Dwelling Place of New York which provides food, shelter and support services to homeless women.  The shelter has helped thousands of women build healthy, independent lives.


Persian Thanks in the Bay Area

PAAIA Bay Area Volunteered with The Excelsior Community Food Pantry for Persian Thanks!

For Persian Thanks this year, the Bay Area Chapter volunteered with The Excelsior Community Food Pantry in San Francisco on Saturday, November 19, 2011 from 10 am to 1 pm. The Excelsior Community Food Pantry currently serve about 200 families in need every Saturday. Click here for more information about Excelsior Community Food Pantry.

The Chapter had over 15 - 20 people to help sort and deliver donated food to the Excelsior community. We also accepted donations which we delivered to Excelsior on Saturday.