Gala Keynote Speaker, Noah Purcell, Washington State Solicitor General
Client Speaker, Asma, who survived domestic violence to create a new life for herself and her children
ReWA clients and staff opened the Gala with a fashion show of traditional garb.
Lion Dances entertained the crowd and leading the way into the ballroom to start the evening off.
ReWA launched the Recipes for Refuge cookbook with recipes, photos and journey stories of clients and staff.
ReWA supporters show their enthusiasm and generosity at the 2019 Gala which raised $140,000 in total.
Early Childhood Education Director and teachers
Thank you to City of Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning for their support.
Recipes for Refuge cookbook sold like hot sambusas!
Asma, client speaker, held the room rapt with her story of courage.
Mahnaz Eshetu, Executive Director
Lion Dancers brought guests into the Gala
Maya Soleil dancer inspired the crowd.
Mingling at the pre-Gala reception
Raise the Paddle raised support for ReWAs programs.
Recipes for Refuge Cookbook debuted at the Gala
Maya Soleil Afro-fusion brought the crowd to their feet
Thank you to everyone who joined us October 19, 2019 at the Motif Hotel for our most important fundraiser of the year. There was so much love and support in the room: from our keynote speaker, Solicitor General, Noah Purcell, who spoke about our state’s enduring commitment to remaining a refuge for immigrants and refugees, to our awe-inspiring ReWA client speaker, Asma, above, who recounted a journey of struggle and triumph across the globe.
We are grateful to all the ReWA supporters and community partners who helped us raise just over $140,000 for immigrants and refugees. Your gift will help our newest neighbors learn English, find jobs, access behavioral health counseling–all to help them integrate into a new country