IMG_0001On July 17, 22, 23, and 24 Herizon House hosted Eid Shopping Days for our in-house residents and outreach clients in preparation for our Eid celebration!

The shopping days, facilitated by our amazing volunteers and administration staff, allowed women who are currently utilizing Herizon House’s services to pick out presents to give to their children for Eid, a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims around the world to mark the end of Ramadan and the month of fasting.

Women were given the option of choosing toys, puzzles, books and craft supplies out of a variety of accumulated donations. The items were then placed in gift bags with tags to be addressed to the clients’ children. 

The much-anticipated Eid celebration will take place on Wednesday, July 30. The festivities will include new clothing gifts for the children, followed by the distribution of presents. After a brief introduction and overview of Eid and the associated traditions, a special dinner will be provided by our fantastic Herizon House cook. To end off the celebration the children will have some fun with cookie decorating and games - the moms will get a special surprise, too, from the Herizon House staff. We can’t wait!

A special thanks goes out to all the staff members and volunteers who put in an enormous amount of effort to organize these events, and of course to all those who provided the donations that made the whole thing possible! Also, you can check out our Facebook page for more pictures of the events.

Eid Mubarak :)

Rebecca Laufer
Social Media Coordinator