SAWA's Holiday Brunch

Sunday, December 4, 2022

Westwood Country Club



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)

2020 Year in Review: Despite living through a pandemic in 2020, our supporters still came through with their generosity. Your donations continued to provide much needed relief as follows: 

UNICEF Syrian Relief Efforts:  We supported the Syrian Relief efforts through UNICEF, who with their partners, are still able to provide direct support to children in Syria affected by the conflict.  You can visit the UNICEF Partners page to see SAWA listed.  You can watch this 'Virtual Tour to Syria" to learn more about their efforts on the ground. 

Local Syrian Refugees:  Your donations supported Syrian refugees in the Greater Washington, D.C. area by providing them with Giant Gift Cards.  

Local COVID-19 Support: Thanks to the generosity and support of one of our major donors, we secured 15,000 masks and donated them to the Adventist Healthcare which operates several hospitals and clinics in the area in support of COVID-19 efforts (10K masks), and the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board for Fairfax County (5K masks).



SAWA 26th Annual Iftar (May 2019)

Thank you to everyone who joined, supported and contributed to the 26th Annual Iftar.  We are grateful for the wonderful feedback and show of support.  We're so thankful that our attendees enjoyed the delicious Syrian food, the nostalgic music, and most importantly, hearing about the impact of your donations.  Thanks to your generosity, we raised $23,600.  We are continuing to support the education of Syrian Youth and investing in their futures. Thank YOU!


Holiday Brunch (December 2018)

Thank you to all those who joined us and donated to the SAWA Holiday Brunch in December 2018.  It was a great event for all ages! Thanks to your generosity, many displaced families returning to their homes in Syria are now able to have access to clean water.

Thank You for Getting Kids Back to School - (September 2018)

Thank you to all our donors for getting kids back to school this Fall.  Read more and view a short video that showcases the Collateral Repair back to school initiative SAWA supported this summer.   


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