Persian Thanksgiving 2013

November 13, 2013
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Persian Thanks Giving

A coalition of Iranian American Organizations in Houston to Give Back to America


In the spirit of Thanksgiving, the following Iranian American organizations are joining hands to offer two opportunities to give back to Houstonians in need. Our community is grateful to have a home away from its ancestral homeland, and cares for the less fortunate members of our beloved city.

  • Association of Iranian American Professionals (AIAP)
  • Iranian Cultural Foundation (ICF)
  • Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA)
  • Shabeh Jomeh
  • Society of Iranian American Women for Education (SIAWE)

Items accepted for donation:

  • Monetary Donation: Write your check directly to “Search Homeless Services,” and a tax receipt will be mailed to you by them afterwards.
  • Canned Food Drive: canned meats & fish, hearty soups, juices, cereal, applesauce, crackers, beef jerky, powdered milk, and granola bars
  • Clothing Drive: unused or gently used clothing (washed and ironed) for men, women, and children (jackets, sweaters, and new socks are preferred)
  • Hygiene Drive: toothbrushes, razors, shaving cream, deodorants, body soap, shampoo/conditioners, hand sanitizer and feminine hygiene products
  • Toys: new and gently used items

Drop-Off Centers:

  • Americo Office: 7575 San Felipe St., Houston, Texas 77063, Saturday, 11/23/2013, 10 am to 2 pm
  • ICF Office: 9703 Richmond Rd., Suite 105, Houston, Texas 77042, Sunday 11/24/2013, 10 am to 2 pm

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • CITY WIDE CLUB (Thanksgiving Day):  Opportunity to volunteer at the CITY WIDE CLUB’S 35TH ANNUAL THANKSGIVING BIG FEAST at the George R. Brown Convention Center on the morning of Thanksgiving Day (November 28th, 2013).  Every year, volunteers serve over 35,000 traditional meals to families on Thanksgiving. Volunteers will receive a free “Persian Thanks Giving” T-shirt.  A certificate of attendance will also be provided for students. For more information, visit
  • Volunteer your time: By helping at the “Drop off Centers” listed above.

To volunteer, or for more information, please contact or Navid at 832-687-8030.