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

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

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

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

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 4,500 children in different villages.  We also launched a Play Therapy program in Gaza and built an amphitheatre in Mashjar Juthour.  In 2016, Al Yasmin Society playground for children

Nov 2015 Holiday Appeal

  …helping children reclaim their childhoods December 1, 2015 Dear Friends of PfP, In 2015, PfP built seven playgrounds in Palestine, serving an estimated 4,500 children in different villages.  We also launched a Play Therapy program in Gaza and built an amphitheatre in Mashjar Juthour.  In 2016, Al Yasmin Society playground for children with disabilities is our top priority, now that the center is nearly complete. It has been our great privilege, thanks to you, to witness the joy these playgrounds inspire in young lives.  This holiday season, we honor and celebrate their childhoods, all of them. And we bring you the names of three little boys in particular who touched us all deeply.  Abdulrahman Obeidallah This holiday appeal is dedicated to the memory of 14 year old Abdulrahman. The pictures here were taken of him enjoying Aida’s

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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. 

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“After the ‘Cast lead’ attack on Gaza, PfP shared a video of the kids finally able to go outside where there still stood a (PfP) playground.  It still brings tears to think about the joy of those kids swarming the playground…  It really brought home the great work PfP does. “