On October 5, 2018, Narenj Tree Foundation hosted the fundraising event “Taste of Syria”. It came to life by the amazing direction of our founder, Renata Alkurdi, and was hosted by the amazing team at Love Works, a ministry of Hope Community Church in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.
The night was full of amazing support from the attendees who purchased tickets, to the artwork made possible by the sweet children who inhabit Syrian refugee camps. Artwork was auctioned off to attendees.
Presenters included a performance by children who sang a traditional Syrian song, a reflection of the current plight of the Syrian people was shared by a native of Syria, and the highlight of the night included performances by MC and poet Omar Offendum, a Syrian American hip hop artist who also is an avid activist for peace.
The authentic Syrian food was made possible by a Syrian member of the community, while there were some delays in the kitchen the food was well worth the wait. Servers were volunteers from the local chapter of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Norristown, Pennsylvania. We thank Renata Alkurdi for putting so much of her heart and care into making the night a triumphant success, a huge thank you to Love Works for hosting this phenomenal event, of course thank you to the amazing service from the volunteers of the local chapter of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and lastly thank you so much to all the attendees and donors that made the entire fundraiser a huge success.