Standing Together - Stronger Together
Together with their family, the Almiqdad sisters escaped violence in Daraa, Syria. Their father, Handullah, was a successful restaurant owner with goals to expand his business. Because of the war, his dreams and hard work vanished. In 2016, they were resettled in Orange County. Not knowing how to restart their lives in a foreign country, a neighbor referred them to Tiyya. Continue reading their story...
Like the Almiqdad family, refugees arrive with just the clothes on their back. You can respond to this issue to ensure the community support needed to fully integrate into American life is available.
With over 775 program participants and 150 volunteers this year - Tiyya’s community has shown standing together makes us stronger.
With your support, Tiyya can continue to provide services ranging from diaper distribution, youth tutoring and soccer camps, family mentoring, workforce training, and more so that families like the Almiqdads can feel supported and welcomed as our neighbors.
This season, we invite you to take part in our
Help us knit a collection of voices celebrating diversity and inclusion. Let families like the Almiqdad’s know that they are welcomed.
Step 1 – Reflect on what community means to you.
Step 2 – Share words or a photo that’s meaningful to you. Use the #WeShareTheSky hashtag and tag Tiyya’s social media pages to be part of the collective!
Step 3 – Repost our social media posts on Fridays! We will share stories of families enrolled in Tiyya’s programs to show solidarity and amplify their voices.
Join us for an intimate fundraiser on December 2nd to meet the Almiqdad family and to celebrate the successes of local refugees. You will be joined by the families of refugee participants in our programs and the mentors that continue to support them on their paths to self-sufficiency.
Dinner will be crafted with love by Tiyya’s artisan chefs – including Chef Handullah Almiqdad.
Join us in Standing Together - because we are Stronger Together.
Tiyya’s goal this season is to raise $50,000. Your donation will help ensure that each family resettled in Orange County will have better access to the community support they need to become self-sufficient and to rebuild their lives. All donations are tax-deductible.