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

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

Invite Reminder

  …helping children reclaim their childhoods March 29 2016 Dear Friends of PfP, Tickets are going fast for our annual fundraiser dinner, the evening of SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 2016 It’s not likely that we will be able to accommodate ticket sales at the door this year; so, if you’re planning to attend, please reserve your tickets here.   The dinner will take place at the exquisite, gorgeous space of “Material Culture” in Philly (see pictures below).  And back by popular demand, both Remi Kanazi and Farah Siraj will join us! Both artists took our breath away in past events and we feel so privileged to have them back, in the same evening no less! Remi is a spoken word artist.  His powerful, defiant, gut-punching poetry is profoundly human and it will break your heart at the same time that it provokes your own sense of power.  Farah Siraj’s ethereal voice is

Save The Date Annual Dinner 2016

      …helping children reclaim their childhoods January 2016 Dear Friends of PfP, It’s that time of year again.  If you’re anywhere near Philly, mark your calendars for our annual dinner, the evening of SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 2016 We are so excited about this fundraiser, as it promises to be a spectacular evening. For starters, back by popular demand, both Remi Kanazi and Farah Siraj will join us! Both artists took our breath away in past events and we feel so privileged to have them back, in the same evening no less! Remi is a spoken word artist.  His

End of Year

  Playgrounds for Palestine …helping children reclaim their childhoods December 31, 2015 Dear Friends of PfP, We want to send you a heartfelt THANK YOU for your generosity and love in 2015, and all the years before.  As we look toward a new year, we send you a few pictures of the joy and play you helped make happen.  Happy New Year! Love, PfP Olive Oil, Always… Get your Fair Trade, USDA Certified Organic Palestinian Olive Oil here. Both the Rumi and Nabali olive oils come in elegant 500 mL bottles

Nov 2015 Holiday Appeal Take 2

  …helping children reclaim their childhoods November 15, 2015 Dear Friends of PfP, Our website was hacked the day after we sent our annual letter appeal.  We had such a time getting (and keeping) the website back up, but it seems to be okay now.  We hope. So we’re sending out the same letter again. 🙂 In 2015, PfP built seven playgrounds in Palestine, serving an estimated

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Olive Oil Giveaway Campaign!

To show our love and appreciation for your constant support of PfP, we are doing a $500 VISA gift card appreciation giveaway! We have extended the deadline from October 1st to November first! To enter in the giveaway: Purchase at least three 500 mL bottles of our AIDA Palestinian Olive Oil, Turath Blend, before November 1. You can purchase here! Follow @playgroundsforpalestine on Instagram. Tag 2 friends in the comments of our giveaway post. A winner will be announced on November 5! 𝙏𝙪𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙝 𝙗𝙡𝙚𝙣𝙙 𝙞𝙨 𝙖𝙣 𝙚𝙭𝙩𝙧𝙖 𝙫𝙞𝙧𝙜𝙞𝙣, 𝙤𝙧𝙜𝙖𝙣𝙞𝙘, 𝙁𝙖𝙞𝙧 𝙏𝙧𝙖𝙙𝙚 𝙤𝙡𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙤𝙞𝙡 𝙢𝙖𝙙𝙚 𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙢 𝙉𝙖𝙗𝙖𝙡𝙞 𝙤𝙡𝙞𝙫𝙚𝙨, 𝙖𝙣 𝙞𝙣𝙙𝙞𝙜𝙚𝙣𝙤𝙪𝙨 𝙋𝙖𝙡𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙞𝙖𝙣𝙫𝙖𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙩𝙮 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙨𝙡𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩𝙡𝙮 𝙛𝙧𝙪𝙞𝙩𝙮 𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙩𝙤𝙣𝙚𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙖 𝙨𝙡𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩 𝙥𝙚𝙥𝙥𝙚𝙧𝙮 𝙛𝙞𝙣𝙞𝙨𝙝. 𝙊𝙪𝙧 𝙤𝙞𝙡𝙨 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙤𝙧𝙜𝙖𝙣𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙮 𝙜𝙧𝙤𝙬𝙣 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙝𝙖𝙧𝙫𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙙𝙗𝙮 𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙢 𝙛𝙖𝙢𝙞𝙡𝙮 𝙛𝙖𝙧𝙢𝙨 𝙤𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙝𝙞𝙡𝙡𝙨 𝙤𝙛 𝙋𝙖𝙡𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙚. [𝘼𝙄𝘿𝘼 𝙞𝙨 𝙖 𝙥𝙧𝙞𝙫𝙖𝙩𝙚 𝙡𝙖𝙗𝙚𝙡 𝙚𝙭𝙘𝙡𝙪𝙨𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙤𝙣𝙡𝙮 𝙩𝙤 𝙋𝙡𝙖𝙮𝙜𝙧𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙙𝙨 𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙋𝙖𝙡𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙚. 100% 𝙤𝙛 𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙘𝙚𝙚𝙙𝙨 𝙜𝙤 𝙩𝙤 𝙛𝙪𝙣𝙙 𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙟𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙨 𝙗𝙪𝙞𝙡𝙙𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙥𝙡𝙖𝙮𝙜𝙧𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙙𝙨 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙘𝙝𝙞𝙡𝙙𝙧𝙚𝙣 𝙞𝙣 𝙋𝙖𝙡𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙚 𝙖𝙣𝙙𝙨𝙪𝙧𝙧𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙙𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙧𝙚𝙛𝙪𝙜𝙚𝙚 𝙘𝙖𝙢𝙥𝙨].

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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.