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Syrian Sweets Exchange Phoenix 5.0

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Paradise Valley United Methodist Church

4455 East Lincoln Drive

Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

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Join us for a Taste of Syria on Oct 1 from 10:30am-12:30 in the Fellowship Center of PVUMC. As Syrian refugees work to make America their new home, Syrian Sweets Exchange and other local partners are helping equip and empower them for long-term success. Come enjoy sweets and craft items made by these amazing bakers and artisans! There will also be activities for children. This will be a great opportunity to foster positive cross-cultural interactions and build understanding and friendship with Syrian members of our community. All proceeds go directly to these families. Please bring cash for easy transactions.

Suggested donations - Sweets come in assorted $5 boxes and $2 bags. Most art and craft items range from $5-$25. Face painting is $5, balloon twisting $2, and henna tattoos are $5+ for adults and chidren - All services are provided by refugee women who have been trained and empowered to be self-reliant. Drinks are available for sale ($1-$2) to pay for packaging and labeling sweets.

You will be paying the ladies directly in their hands. The ladies also have donation jars and accept donations. If you need change or cash, we have 3 “ATM” stations, where you can use your credit cards to get cash with a 3% Paypal fee.

There will be 3 information tables where you can get more information on how to help a refugee:
- We are seeking Family Sponsors who will be mentoring refugee families to help them navigate the way in their new home.
- We are looking for Reading Pals who will come weekly to their apartment and help the children read.
- We have Supper Club where you can host a dinner freshly cooked by refugees in your own house (think cooking lesson :-) - a great way to introduce your family and friends to the taste of Syria while helping refugees and fostering a rewarding cross-cultural experience.

Come on out to share sweets, share cultures and share love.

Please RSVP so we know how much sweets to bring.

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Visit us at www.SyrianSweetsAZ.com

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Paradise Valley United Methodist Church

4455 East Lincoln Drive

Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

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