Annual Refugee Potluck

Sunday, August 19th, 2018

PRERNA has a tradition of enforcing activities towards cultural assimilation and integrating different ethnicities through basic elements like “food” that bind all of us. we believe that besides services like education, employment, health and others, very simple social engagements that are created to help heal and blossom the families will contribute towards their mental and overall well-being.

Our annual potluck event always brings a great turn-out of refugee families that are in different stages of the process of becoming self-sustainable and all of the PRERNA volunteers that have stood by every challenge that has hit us to fill the lives of every single adult, youth or child with compassion and unconditional support.

“We have received a lot of support and guidance from PRERNA, but what we have received the most is HOPE”, Esmetullah Meherzada.


Sunday, August 19th, 2018

PRERNA participated for the 1st time as part of SEVATHON to raise awareness, increase visibility with new volunteers and enjoy the beautiful weather as 1000’s of residents of bay area took to the streets for the half marathon, 10K and 5K. There was also an incredible park with people participating in yogathon amongst the dance and other festivities that were carried out with delicious food stalls as part of all the entertainment for the day.


June 15, 2018

June 9, 2018

May 30, 2018
Adobe Asian Community Fair Raises Awareness of Local Refugees

April 21, 2018
Entrepreneurship. W.IN.S. (Women’s INner Strength) 2nd Annual Event

February 10, 2018
Valentine’s Day Tea Party to Support PRERNA (Watch Video)

December 16, 2017
PRERNA Delivers Holiday Gift Baskets to Refugee Families

December 9, 2017
Girl Scouts Prepare Holiday Baskets for Refugee Families

November 30, 2017
Holiday Faire Fundraiser for PRERNA at Books, Inc.

November 23, 2017
Thanksgiving Day Yoga: A Charity Event for PRERNA

November 9, 2017
Winter Fashion Trunk Show: A Benefit for Local Refugees

October 28, 2017
Refugees Enjoy a Day of Sun and Fun on Make a Difference Day

September 19 and 21, 2017
Welcoming Week with PRERNA at the El Camino YMCA

September 17, 2017
PRERNA Welcoming Week Potluck For Refugee Families and Volunteers

June 23, 2017
World Refugee Day: Celebrating Their Courage and Contributions

May 7, 2017
Yoga & Cindy’s Teacher Training Fundraiser, Sunnyvale, CA

April 20, 2017
Refugee and Immigrant Job Fair, Santa Clara County Refugee & Immigration Forum, San Jose, CA

April 1, 2017
City of Mountain View Volunteer Fair, Mountain View, CA

March 23, 2017
Books Inc. Women’s History Month Fundraiser, Mountain View

February 18, 2017
PRERNA Team Bonding, San Jose, CA

February 4, 2017
PetalsnNeedles Cacti Charity Event, San Jose, CA

January 31, 2017
Persian Cooking Class House Party, San Jose, CA