On Tuesday 11/26 at noon we will be hosting a Thanksgiving potluck at Duke Memorial UMC here in Durham to introduce new arrival refugee clients to Thanksgiving traditions here in the United States. Click here to sign up to bring something to our feast! The spreadsheet indicates rough quantities and divides each item up among volunteers. We expect about 30 clients to be in attendance plus CWS staff and volunteers. If you have any questions, please contact Kelly at Kcohen@cwsglobal.org. Please keep in mind that many of our clients do not eat pork products or non-Halal foods, so please avoid bacon, ham, and marshmallows. If you are unable to attend the event but would like to contribute something, go ahead and sign up. We will follow up with you about how to deliver items.
We welcome all of our friends in the community to attend this festive Thanksgiving feast!
Recipes with Refugees
Refugees are arriving here in the Triangle to begin new lives of peace and hope after fleeing their homelands due to a fear of persecution. They arrive with knowledge, experiences and stories from parts of the world that many of us have only seen in movies and read about in books.
This is why Church World Service is proud to present to you “Recipes with Refugees.” This series of events taps into the culinary skills of refugees and provides our Durham community the opportunity to learn their recipes while also hearing the stories of individuals arriving from around the world. Refugees host cooking classes, teaching the Durham community not only about their traditional foods, but also about their cultures as they share their personal journeys.
If you or your congregation would like to host a ”Recipes with Refugees” night, please contact Community Resource Coordinator Kelly Cohen-Mazurowski @ email@example.com
For one of our most recent Recipes with Refugees events, we had an Arabic dinner of Dolma (stuffed grape leaves), Jajik (cucumber/yogurt salad), Arabic Salad, and a rice dish called Koozi.
Housewarming Parties for Refugees
Are you interested in hosting an event to raise awareness about refugees in the Triangle? One great way to do this is to throw a Housewarming Party. At this event, you’ll be able to share information about refugees, the work that CWS does to assist with resettlement, and encourage your friends and neighbors to welcome our newest neighbors to the community.
For a more detailed explanation of the Refugee Housewarming party click here.
If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, give our Community Resource Coordinator Kelly Cohen-Mazurowski a call at 919-680-4310. She will be happy to talk with you about party logistics and about all of the informational materials that you will need.
Once you’ve gotten started, here a few templates for party invitations that you can print: