Playground installations have begun

PfP is proud to announce that the installation of our two new playgrounds has officially begun. Susan Abulhawa arrived in the West Bank last week and has been scrambling to take care of some unforseen problems before installation can begin. For more information about her trip, go to http://pfp2008trip.blogspot.com/ Board member Sonia Rosen will be

Playgrounds Update – March 2008

Dear PfP Supporters – As you all know, susan abulhawa and Sonia Rosen traveled to Palestine at their own expense to install the new playgrounds. Susie was there from Feb 14 until March 1st and Sonia from Feb 29 until March 14. [to read their blogs, go to http://pfp2008trip.blogspot.com and http://soniarosen.blogspot.com. Because we had obtained

Nathan Dannison’s Ministry for a Playground in Bethlehem

I am a graduate student in the M.Div. program at Chicago Theological Seminary and I also work as the director of Outreach Ministries for a large, congregationalist church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Ever since I became “politically aware” in high school the Isreali / Palestinian conflagration has deeply troubled me. In my adult life I

Local Film Screenings of Occupation 101

Don’t miss our screenings of the newly released Occupation 101, an award-winning documentary film (90 min) tha provides a basic overview of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. This film This film offers both a picture of life under occupation and an analysis of the current problem and its historical roots. If you wish to gain a better

Celebrating Heather and Armen’s wedding by building a playground for Palestine

Instead of gifts, Heather Henyon and Armen Vartanian are asking guests to contribute to PfP in honor of their wedding. http://heatherandarmen.wordpress.com/ The wedding will take place on Sunday 2 September 2007 at the First Congregational Church in Manchester, Vermont, and will be in the Armenian Orthodox tradition. Since Heather and Armen live in Lebanon, they

Tommy Lodge Joins the PfP Kid’s Club

Tommy Lodge became the newest member of PfP’s young donors when he donated $150 that he saved from his allowance. Tommy regularly makes such donations to various charities and he chose PfP this time because he has been to Palestine and believes that playgrounds there do make a difference in young lives. We are very

Anan’s Cooking Class Raises Over $1300!

Anan Zahr, a member of PfP’s Board of Directors, happens to be an amazing cook! On Saturday, August 4th she used her talent and hard work to hold a cooking class at her home, with all proceeds going to PfP. Fourteen people came to the class at a donation of $40 per person. It was

PfP Comes to the United Kingdom

After attending the February 10th fundraising dinner in Philadelphia, despite being unceremoniously thrown at door and cleaning duties, Iyas came back to England and with Tony determined that they would set up the organisation’s first arm outside of Philadelphia. We are working with the Charities Commission in the UK to obtain charitable status, and have

ADC honors PfP

The Philadelphia chapter of the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee honored Playgrounds for Palestine at its 25th anniversary banquet on April 28, 2007 at the Renaissance Hotel Philadelphia Airport. Mr Naim Ayoub and Mr Abed Awad, Esq. were also awarded for their community activism. The Syrian Ambassador to the United States, H.E. Dr Imad Moustapha delivered the

Karen’s Olive Oil Party Raises $3,000 for PfP

Our friend, Karen Kovalcik, held her annual olive oil fundraiser to benefit Playgrounds for Palestine on November 16th and 17th, 2006. Once again, she prepared a spectacular party, with delicious Middle Eastern food and various wines at her beautiful Yardley home for nearly 100 guests. This year, Karen sold more than 15 cases of Palestinian

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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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This donation, our first to PfP, is to honor the children that see beyond conflict, and remind us to be ever present.