This year the celebration of Eid al-Fitr, the celebration after the month-long Ramadan fast, was supplemented by Women of the World’s gifts, donations, and community roundtable forum with the Refugee Service Office. The celebration occurred at the Sugarhouse Park and was very well attended.
Traditionally, gifts are given to children for Eid and Women of the World donated toys for both boys and girls and was able to find enough women to donate their lightly used jewelry to give a new necklace or bracelet to each girl. Clothing and food was donated by Women of the World and dancing and Arabic music was enjoyed by all.
The Town Hall style meeting had a lot of good information on housing and social service benefits and we would like to thank Gerald Brown for so patiently listening to the concerns of the members of Women of the World following up on their concerns.