Support for UNRWA’s COVID-19 Educational Response

Thanks to our wonderful donors, Playgrounds for Palestine was able to use some funds to support the UNRWA’s response to COVID-19 in the Gaza Strip for education. Children were able to return to schools in Gaza the week of August 8 through UNRWA’s efforts. UNRWA gave a shout-out to Playgrounds for Palestine on their facebook page to thank our incredible supporters for PfP’s contributions! Click here for the link to the video! Reuters published an article earlier this week about the return to school in Gaza: Children walk back to school after five-month shut-down, by Reuters.  Thank you again for all of your support, making

COVID-19 Response

On April 21st, Playgrounds for Palestine sent a survey to our donors about using some of our funds for a COVID-19 emergency direct aid.  The response from our supporters was overwhelmingly in the affirmative.    Families throughout Palestine have been hard hit by the pandemic, particularly those who rely on income from day labor in Israel.  The villages of East and West Toura, southwest of Jenin are no exceptions.  They were historically agricultural communities that produced wheat, olives, tobacco, and various produce.  However, as Israel confiscated nearly all village farmlands in the early 2000s, breadwinners were forced to work in Israel as day laborers.  Since the pandemic lockdown took effect in early March, few have been able to work and families have been facing severe shortages. To help alleviate some of the hardship, PfP worked with the village council to distribute direct aid to affected families with

PfP SkateQilya featured on NBC News

From NBC News:  The following article on SkateQilya, a project sponsored by PfP, appeared on NBC online SEP 2 2017, 5:30 AM ET Skateboarding Camp Helps Palestinians See Beyond West Bank Walls by PETRA CAHILL and LAWAHEZ JABARI Abdullah Milhem takes to the air on a ramp at SkateQilya in the West Bank. Adam Abel / NBC News

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!

In Lieu of Favors… Thank you Brigitte and Tyler!

Brigitte and Tyler started their marriage in such a beautiful way! For their wedding, they made a PfP donation in lieu of favors. Please help us thank them for such thoughtfulness! Best wishes you two!!

SkateQilya Pushes Forward

News from SkateQuily: THANK YOU PLAYGROUNDS FOR PALESTINE!!! PfP is donating 3K to SkateQilya to cover the renovation expenses of our ramp. Can you donate $10 to get your name on it? 8 DAYS TO GO: www.igg.me/at/skateqilya

Progress on the Playground at Asira Shamaliya

✨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✨  

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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 justice and his country. He dedicated his life to empowering his community, especially young people, and in the process created a school, a kindergarten, and spectacular community center in the heart of Aida refugee camp, where young people could go for recreation, music, art and dance lessons, after school help, and more. He touched so many lives, and all of us are better people for having known him. We miss him terribly, but we will continue

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My contribution makes me happy for the cause, and is inspired by my friends, Holly and Scudder, who are getting married.