We first came together in 2016 to organize “Iftar for IRAP,” a fundraiser benefiting the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP). Our shared faith, commitment to service, and interest in the arts brought us together to organize the event and ultimately led us to build Inaayah.
Since our first iftar, we’ve raised nearly $70,000 for IRAP. This year, we are excited to expand our efforts and support other fantastic organizations committed to serving immigrant and refugee communities in the fight against COVID-19.
This year's silent auction featured 40+ prints, photographs, and original works by artists from around the world.
You can still buy a print of one of the six pieces we have available at a fixed price.
90% of the proceeds raised from the sale of these works benefit ALIGHT and The Migrant Kitchen with 10% going to the participating artists themselves.
Please note: shipping will occur once non-essential businesses open in New York City.
Chef Nasser Jaber and Dan Dorado of The Migrant Kitchen catered 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, led the kitchen in preparation of the meals.
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.
- A non-profit organization that reaches 3.5 million people in 17 countries by working closely with refugees, trafficked persons, and economic migrants to design solutions for long-term success. ALIGHT is dedicated to stopping the spread of COVID-19 in 20 countries and counting, from hygiene demos in remote Afghan refugees’ villages to expanding hand washing facilities in Sudan.