Past Event Highlights
Stamp Out Despair (August 2020)
We gathered volunteers, in a socially distanced fashion, around tables to put together writing materials for detainees so they can correspond with their families. All materials were supplied by NFR and several Students for Refugees groups participated from Scarsdale, White Plains and Pelham.
Boredom Book Buster Bags (June 2020)
We teamed up with our partner, Hearts and, Homes for Refugees, to collect books and toys to help refugee families beat summer boredom. Bags went out to refugee families, asylum seeker families in Westchester, and refugee families in Jersey City.
World Refugee Day (June 2020)
We celebrated WRD by inviting community members to share stories that explored the theme of “Find Your Way Home.”
One hundred people gathered together on Zoom to hear their stories that brought laughter and tears.
Autumn Cocktails at the Manor House (October 2019)
NF hosted a fundraiser at The Manor House, built in 1797, the oldest and one of the most historic houses in Larchmont. Larchmont native Herb Leventer provided homemade appetizers from Syria and Afghanistan, and we had live music by Dylan Connor, who writes songs about the refugee situation. Local politicians and clergy attended, including County Executive George Latimer.
In Her Words (June 2019)
NFR cast local women to perform in a play called “In Her Words: Refugee Women’s Stories on Stage” as a fundraiser. The night, which was attended by 100 people, also included a silent auction, an authentic Afghan meal created by a recently resettled family, and a discussion about the global state of refugees.
Necessity Drive (clothing, household goods, medical items) (July 2017)
We partnered with Greater NYC Families for Syria and NuDay Syria to ship to Syrian refugees in camps in Turkey. Fifty volunteers, 500 bags of clothes, 50 walkers, 60 pairs of crutches, six wheelchairs, 50 strollers, and 150 boxes of goods.
Jodi Kantor (June 2017)
New York Times journalist Jodi Kantor, shared her experiences covering Syrian refugee resettlement in Canada. Other speakers included Merrill Zack of HIAS, local elected officials, and members of the community who are involved in domestic refugee resettlement efforts.
Syrian Refugee Fundraising Feast (June 2017)
Larchmont resident Herb Leventer cooked a homemade Syrian meal that included delicacies such as fatouche and tabouli. Members of the community came from all over the area - from all faiths, from all professions. They shared one thing in common: a real interest in helping refugees.
Annual Summer Picnics
Every summer we invite volunteers and refugees that we support to gather in a park for a summer picnic.