On Sunday, October 20 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. in Larchmont’s historic Manor House, Neighbors for Refugees (NFR), a local grass-roots humanitarian organization, is holding a fall fundraiser. The mission of the evening is to raise funds to support their work with refugees, asylees, and other new Americans.
The Manor House is the oldest and one of the most historic houses in Larchmont. Built in 1797, it was first built as a country house for Peter Jay Munro, a nephew of the first Chief Justice of the United States. Throughout the years, the house served as a country estate, a resort, and briefly the Manor School for Girls around 1902. Today, the house is at the historical and geographic center of Larchmont itself.
Appetizers from the Middle East will be prepared by community member Herb Leventer. There will also be live music by Dylan Connor, who writes and sings about the refugee situation. In addition, Samuel Heptig, Resettlement Supervisor in Yonkers at Catholic Charities, will speak about the current situation of refugees in America. Local politicians and religious leaders will also be in attendance.
NFR will offer ways for attendees to get involved with the cause through advocacy and outreach programs. Board members will share news about the organization’s exciting new initiatives, including a Year-2 Family Fund and an Incubator Program, which both help refugees already on American soil. They will also talk about their work with detainees and asylum seekers, and families at the southern border.
Tickets are available for a donation, but $100 is suggested. They can be purchased here: