This month for our community activity we have decided to participate in the annual picnic being organized by Ithaca Welcomes Refugees. This is a local organization that has brought together a very diverse group of volunteers who are working together to support the needs of refugees and immigrant populations in our region.
Members of our Muslim community have helped to form this organization and have been participating since its beginning. It has been a good vehicle for us to be involved with the larger Ithaca community in helping to care for and uphold the dignity of those who come here facing difficult circumstances, and this will be a good opportunity for us to meet new people and represent our Islamic values.
Please bring a dish to share and join us between 11am-2pm Saturday, July 14th. The event will be held at the Groundswell Center, 100 Rachel Carson Way, Ithaca. This is on the West Hill, less than 10 minutes from downtown. There will be games and activities for children.
Transportation to the picnic location will be provided on a first come, first served basis at 10:30am from two locations:
- Groundswell Center (office location), 225 S. Fulton St., Ithaca
- Ithaca Welcomes Refugees, 315 N. Cayuga St., Ithaca
Those who need transportation to Groundswell for the event have the following options: