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Meridian Holiday Champagne Social

Thursday, December 10, 2015 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

All proceeds will go to purchasing Christmas gifts for the Meridian’s adopted refugee family. You may donate online or at the Champagne Social.

The word "refugee" originated in the 1680s, a derivative of the French refugie'. It meant "to take shelter, protect" and "one seeking asylum" until 1914 as World War I raged. At that point, the meaning of "refugee" morphed into "one fleeing home."

Fleeing home. A chilling and foreign concept in America, yet a reality in many other nations. For the past six years our Meridians -- the Global Young Professionals -- have helped make the landing in America easier for more than "one family fleeing home."

Proceeds from the annual Meridian Champagne Social will help a family of four from Burma (Myanmar) establish a more normal life in North Texas. The money pays for household goods and items you don't pack when you're fleeing with just the clothes on your back and your kids. Simple things. From household appliances and cleaning materials to toys.

In the past, refugees aided by Meridians have come not only from Myanmar but also from Rwanda, Iraq and other nations where unrest is the rule of the day. They are chosen as beneficiaries by the International Rescue Committee of Dallas.

But wherever refugees come from, they will need help. And this family will get help when the Meridians gather for the annual social and honor its traditional mission on Thursday, December 10, at The Crescent Club. Tickets for the fundraiser are $30 for Meridian members and $45 for non-members. Additional donations are limited only by the size of your heart.

 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2015
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Time:
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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Place:
The Crescent Club
200 Crescent Ct.
Dallas, TX 75201
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Tickets:
$30 Members  
$45 Non-Members
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