During the season of Ramadan, Muslims fast from dawn to dusk. They break fast at sundown with an Iftar meal. For the third year in a row, IM hosted an Iftar on May 18 for its refugee families with more than 100 supporters, volunteers and staff attending. This event brought refugees from diverse lands together to share their stories and break bread together.

On May 19, IM volunteers participated in an “Eid for Refugees” event and assembled welcome boxes for newly arrived refugee families. The boxes contained essentials like toiletries, basic housewares, and cleaning supplies, and the “little things” that make a new house a home, like tea kettles and tea.

These events would not be possible without the generous support of presenting sponsor, Taiba, which works to empower women and vulnerable members in the Muslim community. The organization was founded by Suzanne Itani, who has been a committed IM supporter.