When 100 women come together to leverage their collective donations, they showcase the power of giving. That’s the plan for the 10th annual 100 Arab American Women Who Care fundraiser at the Center for Arab American Philanthropy (CAAP). The special 10th-anniversary event will feature Michigan Congresswomen Rep. Rashida Tlaib as a guest speaker and will celebrate mothers in the community for Mother’s Day. 

Following the organization’s donation this year, it will have raised $100,000 — $10,000 a year — for various charities chosen by a majority vote in the group. The program originated at the Center for Arab American Philanthropy and was inspired by a similar fundraiser held by the St. Clair County Community Foundation each year. 

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Ahead of the May 13 event, CAAP Director Tamara El-Khoury and Rasha Demashkieh, the advisory board chair for the center, joined One Detroit contributor Daijah Moss to talk about the impact of the 100 Arab American Women Who Care fundraiser. Plus, they talk about how the fundraiser helps reshape the perception of Arab Americans in their communities, juxtaposing what’s often seen on mainstream media, and how the event helps build a more inclusive community. 

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