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Hattas & Hats for the Homeless: Christmas 2016

posted on: Nov 16, 2016

For Immediate Release

Arab America Launches “Hattas & Hats for the Homeless” this Christmas

(WASHINGTON, DC) November 16, 2016 – As we approach the holiday season and brace for an impending winter, Arab America is proud to launch its newest initiative: “Hattas & Hats for the Homeless”. We will be working in conjunction with Catholic Charities of the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington, DC to provide donations of “hattas” (“hatta” is an Arabic word for scarf or head covering), hats, scarves, gloves, jackets, and blankets to those in need this winter.

“After our successful Ramadan event, Hummus for the Homeless, we are eager to continue giving back to our community during the Christmas season, too” said Warren David, president of Arab America.

Each year, many Arab Americans recognize that Christmas in America has become a time for buying and spending, while the message of charitable giving gets lost. Arab America encourages all Arab and non-Arab Americans to join us in our efforts to bring warmth to those in need this season.

Arab America will be collecting warm clothing and monetary donations at a special Empowerment Networking event on Tuesday, December 13 from 6-8pm at the Flashpoint Gallery (916 G ST NW, Washington DC 20001). There is no admission for this event, however attendees are encouraged to bring a “hatta”, hat, gloves, scarf, jacket, or blanket for the homeless.

The networking event is free and refreshments will be served. All clothing received that evening will be distributed to the homeless on the following day, Wednesday, December 14, with Catholic Charities at 5:00 pm.

To join Arab America in clothing the homeless, please contact Dr. Amal David at or call 202-827-4005.

If you are unable to attend the event or donate an item, but would still like to contribute, please donate funds here to help us purchase items to give away on Wednesday, December 14.

About Arab America:

Arab America is a national website founded with the purpose of reinforcing an accurate image of the Arab American community and the Arab world. Arab America’s mission is achieved by disseminating the latest news, up-to-date events, cultural and educational resources, and much more. With close to four million Arab Americans in the U.S., Arab America serves as a “bridge” that connects all of our diverse communities.