Inaayah ( عناية • Care, Concern) is a New York‑based not-for-profit organization dedicated to curating unique, art-forward events benefitting migrant, refugee, and displaced communities. We first came together in 2016 to organize “Iftar for IRAP,” a fundraiser benefiting the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP). Since then, our events have successfully sold over 100 pieces of artwork and raised over $80,000 for organizations including IRAP, Alight, and The Migrant Kitchen.
In addition to our online programming, this year's event will provide an opportunity to donate a meal to New York City families in need. Proceeds will benefit Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI) and The Migrant Kitchen.
Chef Nasser Jaber and Dan Dorado of The Migrant Kitchen will cater fresh meals for this year’s iftar. Their menu is influenced by Syrian, Mexican, Indian, and Southwestern flavors.
Ryan Graham, former executive chef at The Mark Restaurant by Jean-Georges, leads the kitchen in preparation of this year's meals.
BID AND BUY AT AUCTION
This year's silent auction features 40+ prints, original works by artists from around the world, and experiences to enjoy.
90% of the proceeds raised from the sale of these works benefit BAJI and The Migrant Kitchen with 10% going to the participating artists themselves.
Please note: shipping will occur after May 12, 2021.
Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI)
- BAJI’s mission is to strengthen the national movement to end racism and the economic disenfranchisement of African-American and Black immigrant communities. BAJI educates and engages African American and Black immigrant communities to organize and advocate for racial, social and economic justice, with chapters in Atlanta, Houston, LA, NYC, Oakland, and Miami.
The Migrant Kitchen
- A social impact catering company that explores flavors from around the world and employs the immigrants whose backgrounds inspire the cuisine. The Migrant Kitchen team provides thousands of free meals to feed the families of those affected by the COVID-19 crisis and the frontline healthcare workers at the most impacted hospitals in New York City.