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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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Latest Activity: Sep 21, 2013

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 Eva on January 12, 2009 at 1:55pm
The Israelis leave but no relief organizations in the Gaza Strip?
Comment by Gordon J Millar ~ The Global We on January 12, 2009 at 1:55pm
Please. No pictures. No propaganda. We know how grave the situation is and don't need to be reminded. (Please adhere to our guidelines)
Comment by Luciana on January 12, 2009 at 1:12pm
what can people from other countries do to help?
Comment by David Califa on January 12, 2009 at 12:40pm
Ruach, right now donations are possible only through our facebook cause. The moment we find a reliable charity organization we will add some means of donations here (directly to the charity)
Comment by Clicia Pavan on January 12, 2009 at 12:10pm
I want to help,''and that reality, do something for children, regardless of wars and countries
Comment by Dee on January 12, 2009 at 11:41am
TY for the invitation. I'll do what I can to help out. I'll include the facebook group in my nightly blog. I have between 150-250 hits in 24 hours from all over the world. I'm without the ability to donate money but I can put my love and efforts into it.
Comment by buddhawild on January 12, 2009 at 11:37am
This is very constructive and good to see.My only concern is how it is going to get to the people who need it...(the same happened with the tusnami, myanmar etc.)
You seem aware of this issue.I hope that be confirmed by the charities themselves..Can the Intl Red Cross get in?They are usually pretty straight dealers in intl hot spots.Just a thought.
There have been some worldwide TV ads too for similair contributions for the Children of Gaza.Everyone i think has the same concern of every charity...will it get there?.How much is realistically needed.?How many kids and adults effected,as there does seem major international efforts under way to get goods and funds in there.
Comment by David Califa on January 12, 2009 at 10:55am
We are looking for people both in Gaza and Israel who can make it happen. Israel is holding a daily ceasefire of 3 hours (1300-1600) to allow humanitarian aid in.

In facebook, where we are raising money, the beneficiary is currently UNITED PALESTINIAN APPEAL INC UNITED PALESTINIAN APPEAL INC A 501(c)(3) nonprofit

We are making sure that the funds will get to the children (If we can't get the guaratee, we will find another beneficiary)
Comment by Billy Pilgrim on January 12, 2009 at 10:48am
Great idea but the key element in making it a reality is "people in Gaza and Israel who can help in receiving the aid and distributing it properly." How would this would work in an accountable way when Gaza is so locked down, e.g., closed to journalists? How to ensure money is actually pent on kids rather than on other things, even Hamas rockets? Who are committed players with proven track record on similar efforts in Gaza? What's the time frame? Extent of funding from both deep pockets and small grassroots donors depends on a realistic and accountable plan.
Comment by Faisal Alam on January 12, 2009 at 10:23am
We need whole world hand to hand together.

Faisal-Burma
 

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