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” with a central focus on Palestinian olive oil, which sustains large sectors of Palestinian society and is a major aspect of PfP’s fundraising efforts Stephanie Sena (board member) opened with a warm welcome speech

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 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 tickets in advance. To purchase your tickets, click here. Join us on Facebook          Send us an Email    

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 to help us control costs by having an accurate estimate of attendance.  We are offering Free Parking to everyone who buys their tickets in advance. To purchase your tickets, click here. Join us on Facebook          Send us

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

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.

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 beacon of innovation, and there is much to learn from a people who are able to maintain a sense of hope and integrity even

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

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.  For more information and photos, click here or on the photo below. Lajee Center Grand Opening of Community Space On June 6th, Lajee Center held it’s grand opening for the community space and playground built by PfP. We are very proud of the

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 inspired by your generosity, and heartened by your friendship! Because of your support we look forward to continuing our work on the construction of more play-spaces for Palestinian children living under military occupation. Update on Playgrounds and Community Spaces The Budrus Community Space just got a new entrance and this summer PfP will be traveling to Palestine to further update

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

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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

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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. “