You’re Invited!

  Dear Friends This is a reminder to get your ‘Early Bird’ tickets for PfP’s annual gala, if you haven’t already done so. The Early Bird price is what we pay per person for the space, food, AV, and entertainment. We’re very excited about our 16th Annual Gala, where we renew our commitment to Palestinian children and show you all we’ve done in the past year. As always, we will offer delicious Middle Eastern food, informative presentations about our work, beautiful music, a fabulous silent auction, entertainment, and, best of all, community. Where: Material Culture 4700 Wissahickon Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19144 When: April 8, 2017;  5:30 – 9 pm We would be honored if you could join us. Click here for tickets. With love and solidarity, PfP         Playgrounds for Palestine © 2017. P.O. Box …

Save The Date

What: PfP’s Annual Gala Where: Material Culture 4700 Wissahickon Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19144 When: April 8, 2017     Jan.8, 2017 Dear Friends, As we begin our 17th year together, PfP is working hard to plan for our annual gala. We hope you will mark your calendar to join us on April 8th at Material Culture in Philadelphia (materialculture.com). We are excited to share another wonderful evening with you, and we have a few surprises that we think you will love. In the coming weeks, will send more information and links to purchase tickets online to reserve your spot. If you have any questions or suggestions, please reply to this email. With love and solidarity, PfP

A Glance Back, As 2017 Nears

December 24, 2016 Dear Friends Just a note to wish you and your family a Joyful Holiday, and to give you a glimpse of a few things you helped make possible. On December 2nd in Palestine, PfP dedicated a playground in memory of two young boys, one Palestinian, one African American, whose lives were ended, ultimately, by institutional racism. Rev. Graylan Hagler, who was there with a group of pastors from the United Church of Christ, performed the dedication together with Mr. Salah Ajarma, PfP’s Palestine representative. You can find coverage here. As a reminder, we remain an all-volunteer organization that operates on what most would call a “shoestring budget”. This is, and has always been, a labor …

PfP Dedicates Playground to Two Fallen Boys

On December 2, 2016, Playgrounds for Palestine dedicated a playground to two boys, one African American and one Palestinian, who were killed, ultimately by institutional racism. Tamir Rice was killed by police in Cleveland, Ohio, as he played in a park.  Abdurrahman Obeidallah was killed by an Israeli sniper as he walked home from school.  Both boys were 12 years old. A monument in their memory was erected at the Lajee Center, where PfP built a new playground.  The Reverend Graylan …

Do you shop on Amazon?

Dear PfP friends, If you shop Amazon.com, please consider using this link to select Playgrounds for Palestine as your charity of choice because Amazon will donate 0.5% of receipts. You only have to select it once. Click on the image or the link below. http://smile.amazon.com/ref=smi_ext_fbp_lds_smi

SkateQilya Update

PfP has partnered with a skate boarding camp for boys and girls in Qalqilya by donating the cost of ramp repairs as well as purchasing additional helmets and skateboards beyond what was donated by skateboarding companies. Take a look at all the amazing fun and priceless smiles!

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Thank You!

PfP’s 2018 annual gala was fabulous.  Thank you to all of our patrons, volunteers, honored guests, UPenn facility staff, and Manakeesh (caterer), who made the evening what it was.

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Play, while it cannot change the external realities of children’s lives, can be a vehicle for children to explore and enjoy their differences and similarities and to create, even for a brief time, a more just world where everyone is an equal and valued participant.