Community Event for July: Join in Supporting the IWR Picnic Saturday

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:

  1. Groundswell Center (office location), 225 S. Fulton St., Ithaca
  2. Ithaca Welcomes Refugees, 315 N. Cayuga St., Ithaca

Those who need transportation to Groundswell for the event have the following options:

Halal Meat Orders

If you would like to order fresh meat, please place your order by Sunday (7/15):

Click here to order meat

The availability date would be at the end of the following week at the earliest.

Note: We are in the process of restructuring. The following changes have been made in the short term to ensure sustainability of the meat supply service:

  1. We have no immediate plans to get extra meat for the freezer in the Moosalla. If you want meat, you must order online.
  2. There were increases to prices of some items.
  3. Previously, there was a charge for delivery only. Now there is a processing charge for all orders ranging from $1-$5 based on total order amount. Delivery fee has increased by $1 to $6.

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Carpentry Workshop for Women

9am-4pm Friday, July 27th
Groundswell Center Incubator Farm
100 Rachel Carson Way, Ithaca, NY

The instruction will be offered without cost to immigrant or refugee participants, and will involve an actual building project to learn and develop skills. Language interpretation, childcare and transportation will be provided by request.

Register here

Hosted by Groundswell Center for Local Food & Farming, in partnership with Hammerstone School of Carpentry for Women

Halal Meat Orders

If you would like to order fresh meat, please place your order by Sunday (7/1):

Click here to order meat

The availability date would be at the end of the following week at the earliest.

Note: We are in the process of restructuring. The following changes have been made in the short term to ensure sustainability of the meat supply service:

  1. We have no immediate plans to get extra meat for the freezer in the Moosalla. If you want meat, you must order online.
  2. There were increases to prices of some items.
  3. Previously, there was a charge for delivery only. Now there is a processing charge for all orders ranging from $1-$5 based on total order amount. Delivery fee has increased by $1 to $6.

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.