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Give on #GivingTuesday

#Giving Tuesday is on Nov. 28, 2017.

“#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

One of the best ways to get involved is in your own community. We’ve created a directory to help you find organizations, charities, events and more in your own community. ”

Official website: https://www.givingtuesday.org/

Lots of nonprofits are asking for $ via FB, etc.  Check it out. One of my favorites is Iskashitaa Refugee Network: “IRN creates opportunities to integrate UN refugees into the Southern Arizona community while educating the public and strengthening the local food system, reducing local food waste, and increasing food security.”

“Giving Tuesday celebration at La Cocina Restaurant & Cantina Nov. 28. The only establishment that gives back to Tucson charities Every Tuesday. Iskashitaa with receive a percentage of $$$ La Cocina Restaurant & Cantina delicious local food and drink sales from lunch till close. Please come and be apart of the movement deeply welcoming UN refugees, STOP colossal food waste and strengthening our local food system and sustainability.”  11 A.M. to 10 p.m.


Housing for Refugees forum on July 7

Hosted by Iskashitaa Refugee Network and Southwest Fair Housing Council.

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Iskashitaa Refugee Network’s Food for Thought pot luck


Iskashitaa Refugee Network is a grass roots organization that helps rebuild refugee lives through our partnerships with volunteers and local organizations.  Staff and volunteers unite refugees and the community through unique programs designed to empower the refugees.  Programs emphasize community connections, sharing, and English language practice to build community of refugees and volunteers.   Iskashitaa has also worked to build a networking community among Tucson area refugee volunteers and agencies.

Recently I attended a talk about this Iskashitaa Refugee Network. “Iskashitaa” is a Somali Bantu word for  “working cooperatively together”.   One of their core programs is harvesting nutritious food from people’s backyards & local farms, which are then redistributed to the refugee families and & other Tucson organizations helping families in need. Their motto: “No Fruit Left Behind.”

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