For the month of June, 5-year-old Zainab will be taking the Palestine 30 Day challenge where she will be walking 10,000 steps (4.7 miles) daily to remember, raise awareness and funds for our Palestinian Sisters and Brothers.
Why 10,000 steps?
* 10,000 steps x 30 days = 141 square miles, the size of Gaza *
As Palestinians from Jerusalem to Gaza are rebuilding and starting to recover from the violence that escalated toward the end of Ramadan, we must step up and continue to send aid to help them along the way.
She Needs YOUR Help
By donating, you will. Here are just some of the efforts your steps help support:
Providing medical supplies to Jerusalem's Makassed hospital and to medical facilities in Gaza to help treat patients.
Sending food aid to families who, otherwise, may not know where their next meal will come from.
Implementing clean water systems.
Supporting orphans and their families.
On and on and on.
As much as we’ve been able to accomplish, there is still so much more to do. If we work together—with YOU—we can make the vision of a better Palestine a reality for so many more of our sisters and brothers in need.
$10 can help provide new or improved clean water infrastructure for families in Gaza
$50 can feed a family for 2 weeks
$100 can provide food for a family for the whole month of Ramadan
$75 can provide an orphan or vulnerable child with new clothing
$125 can provide a hygiene kit and important health information a family in Gaza
$200 can improve the sewer infrastructure in areas known to overflow in the streets of Gaza.
$440 can provide vocational training to vulnerable child and/or a caregiver to teach them skills needed to generate income.
PLEASE NOTE: Fundraising goal is in USD, as this is an Islamic Relief USA challenge. Thank you!
Islamic Relief started working in Palestine in 1994 and soon after, Islamic Relief Palestine opened its office in 1998 so long-term development projects could be implemented and overseen by people in the field.
For decades, our legacy in the country has grown to help hundreds of thousands of people every year with programs that provide livelihood support for farmers, help vulnerable children, and more. With your continued support, IRUSA can provide more relief for people in need.
Here’s just a sampling of recent efforts for Palestinian families in need
Supporting vocational training programs
Delivering urgent food aid to families in need
Working to install clean water systems
“IRUSA strongly condemns the ongoing violence, aggression, and intimidation tactics used against thousands of Palestinian civilians, especially during the holy month of Ramadan,” says IRUSA CEO Sharif Aly.
“In the midst of a global pandemic, any kind of aggression shocks the conscience and defies international humanitarian standards by further exposing Palestinians, already struggling with limited access to healthcare, to the deadly COVID-19 virus. We call for an immediate end to all violence and for respect of the freedom of worship guaranteed to all people under international law. We stand ready to provide humanitarian Aid to Palestinians affected by this particularly cruel use of force.”