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Register for the Annual Iftar Dinner Saturday, April 15, 2023
Proceeds to benefit: 
Emergency Earthquake Relief

Donations toward relief efforts for those impacted by the devastating earthquake in Syria. 

30 years of Giving 


2023 Earthquake Relief Update - March 2023

Thanks to our generous donors, we were able to raise $10,000 in the last month for the Marist Brothers in Aleppo to help the survivors of the Earthquake. Our donations will help continue to provide aid and a safe space for Syrians during this devastating time.

2022 Holiday Brunch and Winter Coat Drive

Thanks to everyone who joined us at the holiday brunch on December 4th!  We really enjoyed reconnecting with our community and sharing more details about the fundraising efforts.  Please see this short video update on the school in Syria.  And if you haven't had a chance to donate to our Winter Coat drive, it's not too late!  $20 will help a child in Syria stay warm with a coat, hat, and boots! 

Our 2022 Year in Review 

Back to School (September 2022)

Watch this short video to see how your generous donations are helping displaced children in Syria get 'back to school'.  This school was established in Syria earlier this summer in collaboration with Bareeq.  We are grateful for your generosity!

 27th Annual Iftar (April 2022)

On behalf of the SAWA Board of Directors, THANK YOU to all of you who joined, supported, or contributed to the 27th Annual Iftar on April 9. We loved reconnecting with the community as we came together to support the eduction of Syrian youth impacted by the Syrian Refugee Crisis. During the event, we took a 'virtual' field trip to Aleppo to see how your donations from previous years have been positively impacting the Syrian Youth. This year, we are partnering with Bareeq Education with the goal to open a school inside Syria for children who do not have easy access to educational resources.  Roula Alajeh, President of Bareeq, provided a heartwarming overview about how Bareeq started and their initiatives over the years. Special thanks to Minis & More Catering for supporting us and catering the event with delicious and authentic Syrian food. And, thanks to Muath Edriss for donating his time and delighting us with his beautiful melodies.  Thanks to your generosity, we raised $31,300!

Field Visit to Aleppo with UNICEF (2021)

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How to Help

SAWA welcomes your involvement. Please let us know if you have ideas or needs that fits SAWA's mission.  Please 'Contact Us' if you would like to get involved or have suggestions for causes or fundraising events.

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