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Making Welcome Real A Fundraiser for Refugees
Laguna Environmental Center Heron Hall
Santa Rosa, CA
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Making Welcome Real A Fundraiser for Refugees
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Slow Food Russian River
P.O. Box 2746
Sebastopol, CA 95473

Slow Food Russian River is hosting a fundraiser buffet dinner for recent Refugee Immigrants: Making Welcome Real - Sunday, April 23, 2017 from 4-7 pm.

The event will be held at the beautiful Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundations Heron Hall, located at
900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa.

We are featuring a buffet menu of both Syrian and Afghani cuisine presented by local chef, Nawar Laham, owner of the Santa Rosa's East West Cafe, and chef Ali Akbar Raufi a recent immigrant from Afghanistan who has settled in the East Bay.

Wine, beer and other beverages will be available for purchase.

Speakers will be presenting on the current status of refugees in the Bay Area.

In these challenging times Slow Food Russian River recognizes that refugees immigrating to the Bay Area in pursuit of safety and new beginnings for their families leave behind friends, families and employment.  They come with virtually nothing.

We wish to help make the transition into American life successful for some of those families by raising funds for Welcome Boxes containing items necessary for setting up kitchens and households.

We are working with the following organizations in getting these boxes to the families in need of them.  

IRC  International Rescue Committee
JFCS  Jewish Family Community Services  East Bay
No One Left Behind - http://nooneleft.org

At the event, there will be other opportunities to give monetary donations, such as contributing towards the purchase of  welcome boxes or backpacks with school supplies for children.  

Come join us for a delightful evening of delicious middle eastern food, conversation and fellowship. Let us welcome our new pilgrims into this great nation.

Updated details at http://www.slowfoodrr.org/event/making-welcome-real-a-fundraiser-for-refugees/

LOCATION: The Laguna Environmental Center is located on historic Stone Farm, a City of Santa Rosa property along the Laguna near northeast Sebastopol, at the corner of Occidental Road and Sanford Road. The address is 900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401.

NOTE!!! DO NOT USE GOOGLE MAPS OR MAPQUEST TO FIND IT, as online directions usually guide people to nearby Bravo Toro Lane, but it is a dead-end road and there is no access to Heron Hall or the Laguna Environmental Center from there!

DRIVING DIRECTIONS: From Hwy 101, take Hwy 12 West towards Sebastopol (Go 3.4 miles) At the first streetlight, turn right on Fulton Road, then take the first immediate left onto Occidental Road (Go straight on Occidental Rd. 3.2 miles). Turn right on Sanford Road, and the Laguna Foundation driveway is the first on the right.


Laguna Environmental Center Heron Hall (View)
900 Sanford Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
United States


Food > Beer, Wine, Spirits
Music > World
Other > Fundraisers

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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