April 2015

  …helping children reclaim their childhoods April 2015 2015 Gala Was Wonderful!  Thank you to all our supporters for another wonderful annual gala! This was one of our most successful (in terms of money raised). The event was held at the Sheraton Hotel in University City, Philadelphia, a new venue for us that turned out to be perfect, and not just because parking was free! Here are some highlights:  Our theme was “be part of the harvest”

March 2015 Newsletter – Last Call

  …helping children reclaim their childhoods March 2015 Dear Friends, We hope to see you on Saturday! We will showcase our projects for 2015, including five new playgrounds and the long awaited Gaza Play Therapy project, which has finally gotten underway. The fabulous  Amer Zahr  will be our emcee for the evening, which will include a four-course meal, presentations, silent auction, awards, and the amazing Alwaan Dance Troupe. We

March 2015 Newsletter – Gala Invite

  …helping children reclaim their childhoods March 2015 Please join us! We will showcase our projects for 2015, including five new playgrounds and the long awaited Gaza Play Therapy project, which has finally gotten underway. The fabulous  Amer Zahr  will be our emcee for the evening, which will include a four-course meal, presentations, silent auction, awards, and the amazing Alwaan Dance Troupe. We are asking that eveyone please purchase your tickets early this year

February 2015 Newsletter

  …helping children reclaim their childhoods February 2015 Save The Date! PfP’s annual dinner fundraiser will be held on Saturday, March 28, at the Sheraton in Philadlephia University City.   Our Theme this year is “Be A Part Of The Harvest“ We will showcase our projects for 2015, including five new playgrounds and the long awaited Gaza Play Therapy project, which has finally gotten underway. The fabulous  Amer Zahr  will be our emcee for the evening, which will include a four-course meal, presentations, silent auction, awards, entertainment, dabke, raffle, and more. We are asking that eveyone please purchase your tickets early this year to help us control costs by having an accurate estimate of attendance.  We are offering Free Parking to everyone who buys their

December 2014 Newsletter

  …helping children reclaim their childhoods December 2014 This Holiday, Give The Gift of Olive Oil . If you’re still looking for the perfect gift, consider ordering a case of PfP Fair Trade, USDA Certified Organic Palestinian Olive Oil. Both the Rumi and Nabali olive oils come in elegant 500 mL bottles or beautiful IL tin cans.  Click here to place your order. Another Way To Give, Without Giving! Just designate PfP as your 501c3 nonprofit organization of choice, and Amazon will donate a portion of your what you buy there to PfP. Save The Date! PfP’s annual dinner

2014 Holiday Appeal

      Playgrounds for Palestine December 3, 2014 Dear Fellow Playground Builder, In this season of love, thankfulness, and new beginnings, we are reaching out to you to help us honor the people of Gaza, celebrate their glorious history, and look to their courageous heritage as an example for all of us. Gaza has long been a place of cultural exchange and a

August 2014 Newsletter

  …helping children reclaim their childhoods August 2014 NBC 10 of Philadelphia Segment on PfP NBC 10 – Philadelphia traveled to Palestine and did a story Playgrounds for Palestine. They visited the community space we built in Aida Refugee Camp and spoke to the kids and to the wonderful Salah Ajarma, Director of Lajee Center in Aida. Click HERE to watch the segment. PfP’s Palestine Director PfP would like to welcome our new Program Director in Palestine, Esperanza Shanan.  Esperanza grew up in

June 2014 Newsletter

  …helping children reclaim their childhoods June 2014 Dr Ahmed Alkhateeb Takes PfP to the Summit of Mt Rainier! Congratulations and gratitude to Dr Ahmed Alkhateeb, a postdoctoral researcher at Harvard, and his friends for climbing Mt Rainier in support of PfP! Dr Alkhateeb and his fellow mountaineers started the climb on June 6th and reached the summit (pictured) on June 11th.

May 2014 Newsletter

  …helping children reclaim their childhoods May 2014 Thank You For Another Wonderful Annual Fundraiser! Our annual gala was a resounding success and a beautiful evening. Our theme was “Places, People & Play”, we went over capacity with attendees, who came despite a downpour of rain and limited parking!  To see more, please watch this video montage, or see photos on our Facebook page. A huge “Thank You” to all who made the Playgrounds for Palestine fundraiser such an overwhelming success! We are

2014 Fundraiser

  …helping children reclaim their childhoods February 2014 It’s Not Too Late To Get Your Tickets for PfP’s Annual Dinner Fundraiser! Playgrounds for Palestine will hold it’s annual fundraiser dinner 5 PM on March 29th, 2014, at UPenn’s Hall of Flags in Philadelphia, PA. We are very excited to share another evening of community with our supporters, where we will show you photos from our latest builds in Palestine.   Our feature performer is Farah Siraj, a Jordanian virtuoso whose career spans three continents.  She has performed at some of the world’s most prestigious platforms, including the United Nations, Nobel Prize Hall, the World Economic Forum, MTV, Coke Studio,  Good Morning Live, MBC TV, and the Antena de Oro Awards of Spain.   The evening will also feature Afro-Brazilian dance

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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 in the legacy of service that he left for us. Our love and condolences to

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Enjoy, laugh, play! Our donation is for the children of Palestine in memory of our beloved friend, Marita Boullata.  Marita lived in Palestinian in her early marriage. She championed its land, culture and people, especially children.