Recent visit to Nahr el Bared

This was the first opportunity PfP had to visit the playground since its establishment in 2009. PfP founder, Susan Abulhawa, was delighted to report back that the playground looks great and the kids are getting great use out of it. Susan took the opportunity, while in Lebanon, to visit the camp and spend some time

Special Thanks for Special People

Playgrounds for Palestine would like to extend special gratitude to the following individuals: Lowell Hartzell because over the years he has always made himself available to train PfP members on installation of playground equipment. For our most recent trip, Lowell spent at least 9 hours making calculations and instructing new board members on installation of

Huge thanks to Mount of Olives, University of Montana

Mount of Olives Arabic Language and Culture club is a student group from the University of Montana located in Missoula, Montana. The club aims at promoting cross-cultural understanding through language and culture on the University of Montana campus and in the Missoula community. Over the last few months, Mount of Olives has been working hard

Julia Gambell donates her birthday money!

Instead of asking for gifts on her 10th birthday, Julia Gambell of Yardley, PA, asked her guest to make a charitable donation. After a great slumber party on April 21st, Julia collected $100 in birthday money, which she decided to give to PfP. When asked why she decided to donate her birthday money, and why

A letter from Jenin

“…..that letter made my day ……It is worth all the efforts that we did at the fund raising party, and makes me feel that we need to do more so we can help more and more of our children.” Palestinian Liberation Organization Refugees Affairs Department Popular Committee of Services Jenin Camp Acknowledgment Honorable, Playgrounds for

From Karen Kovalcik on Palestine and her annual olive oil party

When my dear friend and founder of Playgrounds for Palestine, Susan Abulhawa, asked me to write an article for the newsletter, I was certainly honored. Now that I am completing this task at the eleventh hour, I guess I underestimated the thought and emotion that would swell in me as I attempted to explain my

Running a marathon for PfP

Ramzy Baroud (http://www.ramzybaroud.net/) joins PfP Board members susan abulhawa and Dennis Parrish as they train to run the Philadelphia Marathon in the Fall in support of PfP. Would you like to join us? Veteran Palestinian-American journalist and former Al-Jazeera producer, Ramzy Baroud has taught Mass Communication at Australia’s Curtin University of Technology, and is Editor-in-Chief

Support Playgrounds For Palestine (with your feet or with your wallet)

Playgrounds for Palestine (PfP) is always looking for exciting new ways to raise much needed funds to build playgrounds for children in Palestine. This year is no exception, as PfP founder Susie Abulhawa will put on her racing shoes and run this year’s Philadelphia Half Marathon on September 21st. http://www.ingphiladelphiadistancerun.com/home.html And in case Abulhawa hasn’t

We’re building two playgrounds in Lebanon’s refugee camps, this summer!

We’re very excited to report to our supporters that PfP will build two playground in Lebanon late this summer. In cooperation with MECA (Middle East Children’s Alliance) and ANERA (American Near East Refugee Aid) , the first system has already been purchased for a preschool and it includes two separate units, a “hide-away hut” and

Susie and Linda to hold workships at the Sabeel Conference in Philadelphia

PfP Board members susan abulhawa and Linda Hanna will hold two workshops at this years Friends of Sabeel Confernece in Villanova, April 25-26. Sabeel (Arabic for ‘the way’) is a Palestinian liberation theology center in Jerusalem. Friends of Sabeel North America (FOSNA) sponsors a number of regional conferences in the United States and Canada to

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Remembering Salah Ajarma, our beloved brother

On July 14th, Playgrounds for Palestine joined friends and family to remember Salah Ajarma, our dear friend, comrade, and brother who passed away in April 2021. Salah was an integral member of PfP and over the years he became family to all of us. He was a man of integrity, passion, and unwavering commitment to

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