March 2024 Newsletter

PfP is doing all in its power to address the needs of families and children in Gaza who are facing the unimaginable.  In the shadow of an ongoing genocide, displacement, hunger, thirst, lack of adequate shelter, injuries, infections, and profound trauma, Palestinians are doing their best to care for one another, and we have been doing our best to empower them. Our initiatives, though modest, continue to uplift young lives. Below is a snapshot of what

Ramadan 2023 [Newsletter]

Ramadan Mubarak from our family at Playgrounds for Palestine to you and yours!  On behalf of all of us at Playgrounds for Palestine, we would like to wish you a blessed Ramadan!   We would like to extend a sincere thank you for your support of PfP and share some photos of our work. This week, a new playground will be installed in Hebron at Al Shuhada Kindergarten. This is one of nine upcoming playgrounds for the year 2022!  Our work would not be possible without your generous contributions and support. Thank you for working with us to affirm every child’s right to play!  Playgrounds for Palestine © 2021P.O. Box 559Yardley, PA 19067

2023 Playgrounds for Palestine Year-End Donation Summary

Annual Summary for 2023Playgrounds for Palestine All of us at PfP would like to thank you for making our work possible, especially during this ongoing genocide against Palestinians. Your commitment to the rights of Palestinian children is more essential now than ever. Your kindness this past year has supported:  Medical Aid: PfP sent $20,000 worth of medical supplies to Gaza through the Egyptian Red Crescent.

Happy Holidays, Love PFP! [Newsletter]

All of us at Playgrounds for Palestine would like to wish you and your family a happy and healthy holiday season and a prosperous New Year!   Thank you for your continued support of Playgrounds for Palestine and your dedication to the Right to Play for Palestinian children. We are excited to continue with our projects which include nine upcoming playgrounds in 2022!   Happy Holidays! Love,  PfP Shop our line of Aida Products this Holiday Season! This Organic and Fair Trade Olive Oil, Za’atar, and Olive Oil Soap make fantastic gifts for the whole family.  AIDA is a private label of the Playgrounds for Palestine. 100% of proceeds go to fund our projects.

Giving Tuesday 2021 [Newsletter]

This holiday season, we are asking you to be a part of the #GivingTuesday global generosity movement on November 30, 2021 by donating to Playgrounds for Palestine. We are still a volunteer run organization committed to building playgrounds for Palestinian children and supporting programs for young people living under Israeli occupation. Start 2022 strong with us!   You can help bring play and joy to Palestinian children this Giving Tuesday by doing the following: You can donate. Buy AIDA olive oil, za’atar, or handmade olive oil soap. Set up a Facebook fundraiser on social media.  If you shop, please use this link to select Playgrounds for Palestine as your charity of choice because Amazon will donate 0.5% of receipts. Help spread the word and encourage your friends and family to join you in supporting PfP this #GivingTuesday by posting about us online or starting a conversation

March Za’atar Sale! [Newsletter]

March Za’atar Sale! We are having a sale on 250-gram boxes of the Artisanal Palestinian Premium Za’atar Blend!  Shop here using the coupon code Zataar25Off to get 25% off any order of 3 or more of our 250-gram Za’atar boxes. This coupon code expires on March 31! It is a perfect addition to any breakfast table. Stock up for Suhoor, just in time for Ramadan! AIDA is a private

Thanksgiving 2021 [Newsletter]

All of us at PfP would like to wish you and your families a happy and safe start to the holiday season! This year, we continue to be thankful for your ongoing generous support of PfP and commitment to the Right to Play for Palestinian children. This past year, we have completed construction on two new playgrounds, started building one playground, and are in the planning phases for nine others! These include: Lajee Al Yasmin Kindergarten donated by the Sven Hegstad Family (completed) Jayyous Playground donated by the Abboud Family (completed) Hebron Al Shuhada Kindergarten sponsored by the PfP Madison Chapter (in planning) Gaza Bani Suhaila sponsored by the PfP UK Chapter

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

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

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

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a child in the midst of genocide…

“I feel like it would be better if I died with my mom. It is better. I’d rather not see this suffering and pain that I’m witnessing. I mean everyone I valued and loved is gone.” This little girl speaks to the condition of hundreds of thousands of Palestinian children traumatized beyond our imaginations. “this is a child. when will this be stopped?” user pikedum writes in the comments.

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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.