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Raindrop Turkish House invites our neighbors to join us at National Night out party on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 6:00 pm.-8:00 pm at Turquoise Center 9301 West Bellfort Ave, Houston, Texas 77031.

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The introduction of National Night Out, “America’s Night Out Against Crime”, in 1984 began an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. NATW’s National Night Out program culminates annually, on the first Tuesday of August (In Texas, the first Tuesday of October).

National Night Out now involves over 37.8 million people and 16,124 communities from all fifty states, U.S. Territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide

Come and support our Police Department! Meet our neighbors!

Fun for our kids!

Enjoy the free delicious food and drinks!

 

 
Raindrop Foundation hosted an iftar dinner for the Turkish American Community in Houston

 

pictures 23Raindrop Foundation hosted an iftar dinner for the Turkish American Community in Houston on Thursday, July 24th at the Marriott Hotel. The intention of gathering at the event was to unite the Turkish American public pursuing the theme of “ Gurbette Tatli Bir Ramazan Aksami”. The program started with the Raindrop Foundation’s introduction movie and was later followed by welcoming remarks from the Board chairman, Ruhi Ozgel.

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Friendship And Engagement Iftar Dinner with Neighbors at Raindrop Turkish House in Houston

 

pictures 6It was a huge night yesterday at the Raindrop Turkish House in Houston for the friendship and engagement Iftar dinner with neighbors. The program was attended by 350 people from diverse cultures and backgrounds. Some of Raindrop's VIP guest included Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Turkish American judge Jay Karahan, the chair of Houston Community College Board Neeta Sane and the former Houston city council member Gordon Quan . The emcee of the program was done by ABC -13 news anchorman Art Rascon along side 10th grade Turkish American student Eren Okumus as co-emcee.

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Raindrop Turkish House was home to World Refugee Day of Houston Festival

 

refugee 16Raindrop Turkish House Houston was home to World Refugue Day of Houston Festival on Saturday June 21, 2014 from 3:00 pm. to 7:00 pm. Festival was filled with cultural entertainment, children activities, cultural activities, cultural food, and educational activities.

Congresswomen Shelia Jackson Lee attended the event and shared her remarks with the large audience. Beside her, Houston City Council members Mike Laster and Richard Nguyen and Consul General of Pakistan Afzaal Mahmood were in attenence.

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Fundraising Reception for Soma and Bosnia held at Raindrop Turkish House in Houston

 

donation 28The Fundraising Reception for Soma and Bosnia was held on Friday, June 13th at the Turquoise Center in Houston, Texas. The event, which was organized by Embrace Relief, Turquoise Council of Americans and Eurasians, Raindrop Foundation, Bosnian Cultural Center, Dialogue Institute of Southwest, Houston-Istanbul Sister City Association, and Texas Turkish American Chamber of Commerce, was held to raise awareness about the impact and aftermath of two major disasters which occurred in the past month, a mining disaster in Soma in Manisa, Turkey and severe flooding throughout Bosnia. The mining disaster in Soma claimed the lives of 301 miners while the floods in Bosnia also claimed numerous lives and caused extensive property and infrastructural damage in many parts of the country.

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World Refugee Day

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Houston is Home to 70,000 refugees from 78 different countries! Houston’s diversity, booming economy, and culture are in part a result of refugees who have brought new flavors and zest from their home countries. We will celebrate refugees’ unrelenting perseverance and positivity on World Refugee Day, Saturday June 21, 2014 at the Raindrop Foundation Turkish House from 3:00-7:00pm. The day will be filled with cultural entertainmentchildren’s activities, cultural food, and educational exhibits.  Bring the whole family to this free, fun, and educational event!

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9th Annual Turkish Culture and Language Olympiad will be held at Hobby Center in Houston

 

turkish2015Raindrop Turkish House is organizing the 9thAnnual Turkish Language Olympiad Southwest America Finals and everyone is invited to this exciting event that contributes in very colorful cultural life of Greater Houston area and Great State of Texas. Houston will host students from six states who will compete in 11 categories including singing, poetry, talent, picture and figure, folklore, cuisine, language and state exhibition contests.

Here are the event's details:

Name of the event:9thAnnual Turkish Language Olympiad Southwest America Finals
Date:  Saturday, January 17th,2015
Time: 2 PM.- 4:00 PM.
Location: The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts - Sarofim Hall in Houston
Address: 800 Bagby Street, Ste. 300 Houston, TX 77002
Host: Raindrop Turkish House   9301 W Bellfort Ave. Houston, TX 77031
713 974 1412

www.turkishhouse.org
Details: Free and open to the public.
Over 250 million people in the world speak Turkish language. Today Turkish is taught in 115 countries as a second language in many leading high schools and colleges as well as in United States. Moreover, Turkish is one of the critical-need languages under the National Security Language Initiative that highlights Turkish Language as “actively sought by universities, government agencies and the business sector for their skills, experience, and knowledge!” (
www.nsliforyouth.org)
Raindrop Turkish House is teaching Turkish classes in 15 cities in Texas and neighboring states including Oklahoma, Mississippi, Kansas, and Arkansas. In order to promote Turkish language learning and cultural diversity, Raindrop has been organizing Turkish Language Olympiads since 2007.

 

 
Invitation to A reception benefitting the victims of mining disaster in Turkey and flood in Bosnia

 

Dear Friends,

We have been struck by sad news of disasters in the month of May in Turkey and Bosnia.  On May 13th, a fire started in a coal mine in Western Turkey and claimed the lives of nearly 300 miners. It is claimed to be the deadliest industrial disaster in Turkey’s history. Only days after this disaster, Bosnia faced the heaviest rains and worst flood in 120 years. Flood influenced over one million people and caused the death of dozens of people. Tens of thousands of people had to be relocated, many lost their homes.

Now it is time to help the victims of mining disaster in Turkey and flood in Bosnia. For this purpose, we are holding a reception benefitting the victims of the two disasters.

Raindrop Foundation in collaboration with Embrace Relief would like to invite you to the reception benefitting the victims of mining disaster in Turkey and flood in Bosnia and hope you will honor us with your participation and help us in air aid efforts.

Reception will be held on Friday, June 13, 2014. Details are as follows:

Date: Friday, June 13, 2014

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Reception: 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Fundraising Program: 7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

Venue: Turquoise Center / Ottoman Ballroom

9301 W. Bellfort Ave. Houston, TX 77031 

RSVP:http://raindropfoundation.eventbrite.com

We are looking forward to seeing you at this fundraising reception. 

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soma-70F1-6B1F-1312On Tuesday, May 13th a mining disaster claimed the lives of nearly 300 miners in Soma near western Turkey. According to reports the death toll seems certain to rise, as about 100 people are still missing. The disaster was caused by a fire in the mine. Efforts were made to save the victims, however only around 100 have been rescued.The mine explosion is already being called the deadliest industrial disaster in Turkey's history.

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