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Aid to the Children of Gaza

This group's purpose is to organize and mobilize aid (food, clothing, medicine) and raise money for the children of Gaza

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This group's purpose is to organize and mobilize aid (food, clothing, medicine) and raise money for the children of Gaza.

This is an action group. Your donation and contribution is welcome.

First step - INVITE ALL YOUR FRIENDS TO THIS GROUP

Please join our Facebook Cause Aid to Gaza children


In facebook, where we are raising money, the beneficiary is currently MERCY CORPS a 501(c)(3) nonprofit

In 25 years of experience on the ground, Mercy Corps has learned that communities recovering from war or social upheaval must be the agents of their own transformation for change to endure. It's only when communities set their own agendas, raise their own resources, and implement programs themselves, that their first successes result in the renewed hope, confidence and skills to continue development independently.

Description: Since 1979, Mercy Corps has provided $1 billion in assistance to people in 82 nations. Supported by headquarters offices in North America, Europe, and Asia, the agency's unified global programs employ 2,700 staff worldwide and reach nearly 10 million people in more than 40 countries.

Mercy Corps pursues its mission through emergency relief services that assist people afflicted by conflict or disaster; through sustainable community development that integrates agriculture, health, housing and infrastructure, economic development, education and environment, and local management; and through civil society initiatives that promote citizen participation, accountability, conflict management, and the rule of law.

Wish to help the Children of Gaza?


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Please. No pictures. No propaganda. We know how grave the situation is and don't need to be reminded. (Please adhere to our guidelines) This is a focused action group. There's plenty space for posting your feelings, opinions and views about the war in iPeace, but not here. Please limit your comments here to the challenge at hand. Any other comment will be deleted


Make money donations HERE

A letter from Mercy Corp:


Thank you so much for thinking of Mercy Corps for your donations.

First of all, if your cause does choose to give the donations to Mercy Corps, I can assure you that all of that money will go to our programs in Gaza. We keep track of the individual causes that donate to Mercy Corps via Facebook to ensure that all funds go to the appropriate programs.

That being said, the majority of Mercy Corps' Gaza recovery programs target children. Our staff on the ground has found that the psychological toll on civilians, particularly children, has been enormous. Mercy Corps is in the process of transforming our psychosocial programs to address the specific needs of Gazan youth.

Currently, we are also working to help families with damaged homes to gain access to clean water and better shelter. We continue our work to distribute emergency relief items to 100,000 Gazans in need, but have shifted our focus to helping civilians rebuild their lives in the long term. In total, Mercy Corps has raised more than $2 million and secured $500K worth of material goods to support our efforts.

All of our Gazan recovery programs help children directly through the rebuilding of schools, food, shelter, and psychosocial programs -- or indirectly by helping parents rebuild homes and livelihoods.

Many thanks for thinking of us for your donations. Please let me know if I can answer any additional questions for you. Also, you can check out the latest Mercy Corps Gaza updates here: http://www.mercycorps.org/gazacrisis/

Leah Hazard

Internet Marketing Associate
Mercy Corps

www.mercycorps.org


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Comment by Okigaijin Okinawa on January 12, 2009 at 5:23pm
I have been in almost daily contact with Hamza El-Tawil an Engineering Graduate who runs the following www.help-initiative.org in support of children with Cancer. I had just received photos and an e-mail on 26 December of the Christmas gifts that were given the children and then the next day...there was the attack. Hamza is going to provide me information of a bank in the Gaza area in which funds can be sent directly for use to buy what food, clothing, bedding and medical supplies...more to follow. I also see within some that have information I am seeking regarding an address...I will contact you shortly. In the meantime...if you want to contact me with more pertinent information in support of the Children of Gaza...my e-mail account is okigajin@yahoo.com Additionally, while there maybe a lot of charities helping out...in talking with Hamza...food and water is still a big issue for all in the area... Thanks in advance for your assistance regarding this important issue. Pass on to others the information and donation site so we can get relief well before (90) days.
Comment by David Califa on January 12, 2009 at 4:58pm
UNITED PALESTINIAN APPEAL INC
United Palestinian Appeal, Inc. is a non-profit, non-political, tax-exempt American organization, independent of any political affiliation. UPA maintains its independence and integrity as a strictly humanitarian organization by not accepting funds from political groups or from any source that may attach unacceptable conditions to its contributions. UPA is also registered with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) as a private voluntary organization engaged in foreign aid, as well as with the Combined Federal Campaign, the national organization allowing for charitable solicitation of federal government employees. Our mission is to alleviate the suffering of Palestinians, particularly those in the West Bank, Gaza, and the refugee camps of Lebanon, and to contribute to the long-term socioeconomic and cultural development of Palestinian society.

The UPA has guaranteed us the 100% of your donations will reach Gaza children.

Please donate through our facebook cause here:
http://apps.facebook.com/causes/190745?m=96aaaf39&recruiter_id=...
Comment by Golden bird on January 12, 2009 at 4:47pm
I will try to find a way
Comment by sabine on January 12, 2009 at 4:26pm
i need an adress to send things to......
is there anybody who knows any adress?
love
s
Comment by David Califa on January 12, 2009 at 4:08pm
If any of you has ANYTHING to send. Find an organization locally and send. Please make sure as much as you can that it will reach the children.
Comment by Sabriyah Fatimah on January 12, 2009 at 4:01pm
Peace to all,
Here in the Emirates we are sending aid (food, blankets, money) through some local charities and through The Red Crescent (like the Red Cross - but for Muslim countries). Also I know that Islamic Relief Intl. has been active in Gaza a long time. I do not know if either are effective at this time, but maybe someone out there does know.
Comment by Okigaijin Okinawa on January 12, 2009 at 3:43pm
I need a address in which to send goods...I have people ready to ship, food, clothing and other essentials...please respond here or at okigajin@yahoo.com

Additionally, I have been working with an a group of people in the heart of the area regarding children with Cancer...had just received photos and comments the day before the attack...my sources are getting information regarding a direct account there in Gaza...so between what David has set up and the people of www.help-initiative.org we can get some money to them directly. They are also working on getting me a source for delivery of the goods. Thanks to all that are doing their best for the cause - May God Bless You! - Okigaijin Okinawa
Comment by Moustafa Ghaddar on January 12, 2009 at 2:41pm
Gordon,

I appreciate your efforts to organize and mobilize aids. But these children need to be alive to receive these aids, that is why, I think it should be a core part to stop the israeli crimes against them.

Anyway, I hope these aids and money will reach people in Gaza. The UNRWA and Red Cross had some "issues" in delivering that, because of the israeli government.

Again, thanks for your efforts and I hope it will be fruitful and help them.
Salam,
Comment by Gordon J Millar ~ The Global We on January 12, 2009 at 2:29pm
Moustafa,

This group's purpose is to organize and mobilize aid (food, clothing, medicine) and raise money for the children of Gaza

You are very welcome to join in one of the blog discussions or start your own debate

Please everyone, let's be absolutely clear about this ~ this group's purpose is to organize and mobilize aid (food, clothing, medicine) and raise money for the children of Gaza

Thank you
Peace
Gordon
Comment by Dani Marael on January 12, 2009 at 2:13pm
L O V E to everyONE ~^_^~ infinite and unconditonal ***
 

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