The Embracing Different Cultures Nomination was created to recognize individuals who help others feel welcome in their new community regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, economic or social background.

For our first Embracing Different Cultures Nomination, we have selected the founder of Welcome Neighbor STL, Jessica Bueler. Welcome Neighbor STL is an organization in St. Louis focused on helping incoming refugees starting a new life in the U.S. and brings people of all faiths together with food.

Message from our winner, Jessica Bueler:

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Welcome Neighbor STL is thankful for the recognition from Hacking Law Practice of the efforts of our more than 1,500 volunteers that spend their time helping refugee and immigrant families adjust to their new lives in St. Louis.

With this donation awarded from Hacking Law Practice for the Embracing Different Cultures Award, we are excited to be able to allocate the funds to host a free community dinner in May during Ramadan.

Welcome Neighbor STL will invite people from all faiths to come together to take part in learning more about this tradition and break the fast at sunset with the evening meal of Iftar.

When we take the time to meet people who are different from ourselves, we can’t help but become friends and we begin to break down the barriers that divide us. We hope you will join us.”

Check out what Welcome Neighbor STL is doing in the community in the Huffington Post and Riverfront Times.

Nominations for 2020 are now open, to learn more click here.