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Addameer—Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association: 3 Edward Said St., Sebat Bldg, 1st Floor, Suite 2 • Ramallah, Palestine • PO Box 17338 • +972 (0)2 296 04 46 • www.addameer.org • Supports Palestinian political prisoners through visits, aid, advocacy and the media.

Alalusi Foundation: 1975 National Ave., Hayward, CA 94545 • (510) 887-2374 • www.alalusifoundation.org • ŸIraq Orphans Project provides support to more than 2,300 orphaned children in Iraq.

American Friends of Birzeit University: 1416 N. Utah St. • Arlington, VA 22201 • www.birzeit.edu • For more than half a century Birzeit University has provided an excellent education for Palestinian men and women.

American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA): 1111 14th St. NW, Suite 400 • Washington, DC 20005 • (202) 266-9700 • www.anera.org • Sponsors ongoing programs in the West Bank, Gaza, Lebanon and Jordan, and provides emergency relief.

American University of Beirut/Medical Emergency Fund: 3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th Floor • New York, NY 10017 • (212) 583-7600 • www.aub.edu.lb • Provides medical services for the victims of recent wars.

Ashoka-Middle East/North Africa Program: 1700 North Moore St., Suite 2000 • Arlington, VA 22209 • (703) 527-8300 • www.ashoka.org/mena • Provides grants to social entrepreneurs who propose ideas and projects offering innovative solutions to humanitarian and human rights issues.

Atfaluna Society for Deaf Children: 72 Philisteen Street • PO Box 1276 • Gaza, Palestine • (+972-8) 2828495 • www.atfaluna.net • Provides education and training to deaf and hearing-impaired individuals and their families in the Gaza Strip.

The Bethlehem Association: PO Box 1111 • Media, PA 19063 • (610) 353-2010 • www.bethlehemassoc.org • An organization of the Bethlehemite Diaspora, the Bethlehem Association collects donations to support well-established and recognized charities and clinics in the West Bank’s Bethlehem District, the cities of Bethlehem, Beit Jala and Beit Sahour.

Four Homes of Mercy: The Arab Orthodox Invalid’s Home Charitable Society: PO Box 19185 • Jerusalem, Palestine 91191 • +972-02-627-4871 • www.fourhomesofmercy.com • Provides specialist residential services and respite care for people with congenital and acquired neurological disorders.

The Free Gaza Movement: 405 Vista Heights Rd. • El Cerrito, CA 94530 • (510) 232-2500 • www.freegaza.org • Challenges the Israeli siege of the Gaza Strip by boat, bringing symbolic humanitarian aid.

Fund for Armenian Relief: 630 Second Ave. • New York, NY 10016 • (212) 889-5150 • www.farusa.org • Supports Armenian communities, including in Lebanon, where Armenian villages give shelter to refugees of recent wars.

Gaza Community Mental Health Program (GCMHP): PO Box 1049 • Gaza City, Palestine • +972-08-264-1511 • www.gcmhp.net/en • Provides urgently needed mental health care for residents of the Gaza Strip.

Hands Along the Nile Development Services, Inc. (HANDS): 1601 N. Kent St. Suite 1014 • Arlington, VA 22209 • (800) 564-2544 • www.handsalongthenile.org • Promotes U.S.-Egyptian cultural exchange and helps to empower local communities through a variety of development projects.

Hariri Foundation Lebanon Relief Fund: 7501 Wisconsin Ave., Suite 715E • Bethesda, MD 20814 • (301) 656-1666 • www.hfusa.org • Provides emergency medical services, food, water, shelter, clothing and refugee relocation for the victims of the war in Lebanon.

Hidaya Foundation: PO Box 5481 • Santa Clara, CA 95056 • (866) 2-HIDAYA • www.hidaya.org • Sponsors educational, social welfare and charitable projects in Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, West Africa, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, the U.S. and Canada.

Helping Hand for Relief and Development: 12541 McDougall St., Suite 100 • Detroit, MI 48212 • (313) 279-5378 • www.hhrd.org • Responds to human suffering in emergency and disaster situations all over the world, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, class, religion, color, cultural diversity and social background.

Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF): 6935 Wisconsin Ave. Suite 518 • Bethesda, MD 20815 • (866) 871-HCEF • www.hcef.org • Sponsors ongoing education, child sponsorship and housing programs for Palestinian Christians, as well as an emergency fund to supply medication, medical supplies, food and services.

The Hope Fund: 752 Forge Rd • Lexington, VA 24450 • (540) 319-4077 • www.theHopeFund.org • Provides a U.S. college education to Palestinian refugee students: Building tomorrow’s leaders one student at a time.

International Orthodox Christian Charities: 110 West Rd., Suite 360 • Baltimore, MD 21204 • (410) 243-9820 • www.iocc.org • Provides emergency relief and development programs to those in need worldwide, without discrimination.

Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) Relief/Helping Hand: 166-26 89th Ave.  • Queens, NY 11432 • (718) 658-1199 • www.icna.org • Repairs infrastructure and sponsors educational and nutritional programs.

Islamic Relief USA: PO Box 22250 • Alexandria, VA 22304 • (855) 447-1001 • www.irusa.org • Provides education, food, health aid, water and sanitation programs to communities facing floods, wars and other disasters.

The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD): PO Box 8118 • New York, NY 10116 • (646) 308-1322 • www.icahdusa.org • Rebuilds Palestinian homes demolished by Israel, sometimes several times, in Jerusalem, the West Bank and Israel.

The Jerusalem Fund: 2425 Virginia Ave., NW • Washington, DC 20037 • (202) 338-1958 • www.thejerusalemfund.org • Provides grants for humanitarian and cultural projects in Lebanon, Palestine and Jordan, as well as for educational projects in the U.S.

KinderUSA: PO Box 224846 • Dallas, TX 75222 • (888) 451-8908 • www.kinderusa.org • Supports health and development programs for Palestinian children in the West Bank, Gaza, Lebanon and Jordan.

Life for Relief and Development: PO Box 236 • Southfield, MI 48037 • (248) 424-7493 • www.lifeusa.org • Provides medicine and medical equipment, and supports infrastructure development, in Afghanistan, Lebanon, Iraq and Palestine.

Maysoon’s Kids: 447 Lawton Ave. • Cliffside Park, NJ 07010 • (917) 803-9111 • www.maysoon.com • Palestinian-American comedienne Maysoon Zayid personally travels to nine different Palestinian refugee camps in the West Bank, where she provides humanitarian assistance and sponsors programs for disabled, wounded and at-risk children.

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders: 333 7th Ave. • New York, NY 10001-5004 • (212) 679-6800 • www.doctorswithoutborders.org • Global organization providing emergency medical relief around the world.

Mercy Corps: PO Box 2669, Dept. W • Portland, OR 97208 • (888) 747-7440 • www.mercycorps.org • Global organization that provides emergency medical relief in times of crisis, including helping victims of the Ebola epidemic.

Middle East Children’s Alliance: 1101 Eighth St., Suite 100 • Berkeley, CA 94710 • (510) 548-0542 • www.mecaforpeace.org • Promotes peace and justice in the Middle East, focusing on Palestine, Israel, Lebanon and Iraq.

Mosaic Foundation: 10855 E. Bethany Dr., Suite 300 • Aurora, CO 80014 • (303) 743-7281 • www.mosaicfoundation.org • Founded by spouses of Arab ambassadors to the U.S., the foundation sponsors a number of projects in the U.S. and Arab world.

Nazareth Project Inc.: 237 North Prince Street • Lancaster, PA 17603 • (717) 290-1800 • www.nazarethproject.org • Raises funds to support the Nazareth Hospital in Israel and St. Luke’s Hospital in Nablus, West Bank.

Near East Foundation: 230 Euclid Avenue • Syracuse, NY 13210 • (315) 428-8670 • www.neareast.org • Supports community development and provides humanitarian and emergency assistance in more than 16 countries.

Palestine Children’s Relief Fund: PO Box 1926 • Kent, OH 44240 • (330) 678-2645 • www.pcrf.net • Sponsors free medical care in the U.S. for children who cannot be adequately treated in the Middle East; trains local doctors and sends medical supplies to Lebanon, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

Palestinian Medical Relief Society: PMRS Building, PO Box 572 • Ramallah, Palestine • +970-2-2969970 • www.pmrs.ps • A grassroots community-based Palestinian health organization.

Pilgrims of Ilbillin: 1541 Comanche Glen • Madison, WI 53704 • (608) 241-9281 • www.pilgrimsofibillin.org • Supports Palestinian children in Israel through Archbishop Elias Chacour, promoting education and interfaith understanding.

Project Hope: 29 An-Najah Al-Qadim St. • Nablus, Palestine • +972-9-233-7077 • www.projecthope.ps • Provides educational and recreational activities, medical and humanitarian relief, and practical training to residents of Nablus and its neighboring Askar and Balata refugee camps.

T’ruah, The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights (formerly Rabbis for Human Rights): 333 Seventh Ave., 13th Floor • New York, NY 10001 • (212) 845-5201 • www.truah.org • In addition to advocacy, provides humanitarian assistance to Palestinians, including those in Israel’s unrecognized villages.

Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice: 203 East Fourth Ave., Suite 402 • Olympia, WA 98501 • (360) 754-3998 • www.rachelcorriefoundation.org • In memory of Rachel Corrie, the Corrie Family Foundation promotes educational programs in the U.S., and economic, environmental and social justice in Rafah, where Rachel was killed.

The Rebuilding Alliance/Rebuilding Homes Campaign: 178 South Blvd. • San Mateo, CA 94402 • (650) 325-4663 • www.rebuildingalliance.org • Raises awareness and funds to rebuild Palestinian homes and bring peace to the Middle East through strategic Palestinian and Israeli cooperation.

René Moawad Foundation: 1732 Connecticut Ave. NW, 3rd Floor • Washington, DC 20009 • (202) 338-3535 • www.rmf.org.lb • Promotes social, economic, agricultural and rural development, and democracy and human rights in Lebanon.

Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center: PO Box 9186 • Portland, OR 97207 • (503) 653-6625 • www.sabeel.org • In addition to advocacy on behalf of Palestinians, Sabeel provides a variety of community programs, particularly to Palestinian Christians in Jerusalem, the West Bank and Israel.

United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA): 1666 K Street, Suite 440 • Washington, DC 20006 • (202) 223-3767 • www.unrwausa.org • This U.N. agency aids Palestinian refugees through emergency relief such as food and healthcare, as well as long-term assistance through education and financial programs.

United Palestinian Appeal: 1330 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Suite 104 • Washington, DC 20036 • (202) 659-5007 • www.helpupa.org • Sponsors health, education and community development programs in the West Bank, Gaza and refugee camps throughout the Middle East.

World Vision: 1 World Drive • Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L5T 2Y4 • (905) 565-6100 • www.worldvision.ca • Global Christian humanitarian organization providing relief in many countries in the Arab and Muslim world.

The Zakat Foundation of America: PO Box 639 • Worth, IL 60482 • (708) 233-0555 • www.zakat.org • Sponsors programs in 10 countries for emergency relief, orphan sponsorship, education, development and health.

 


 

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