Give the Gift of School Back Packs to Palestinian Children
Sponsored by Washington Interfaith Alliance for Middle East Peace
There is an extreme need for school supplies in Palestine. With an average annual income of $800, most Palestinian families can barely afford school fees much less buy their children basic school materials. Recognizing this immense need, for more than 5 years, local peace activists, interfaith organizations, and churches have teamed with American Near East Refugee Aid to collect school supplies for Palestinian children. The purpose of these efforts is to help and support the education of Palestinian children in the West Bank and Gaza.
Since 2003 ANERA, a registered 501(c) 3 non-governmental organization founded in 1968 in the aftermath of the 1967 Arab-Israeli War, to help the hundreds of thousands of displaced Palestinian has helped in the shipping and distribution of the donated school supplies to Palestinian refugees in the West Bank and Gaza.
ANERA this year has requested that we collect only book bags and back packs, for fear that the Israeli authorities will hold the shipment for inspection if we collect a variety of items, costing ANERA additional rental and warehousing fees.
The PotterŐs House of Adams-Morgan in DC, Ravensworth Baptist Church of Annandale, and Grace Presbyterian Church of Springfield are designated collection drop off sites.
The collection will begin March 10 and ends April 30, 2008
Grace Presbyterian Church PotterŐs House Books
7434 Bath Street 1658
Columbia Road NW
Springfield, VA 22150 Washington, DC 20009
Contact person: Teri Estes Contact Person: Alice Azouzi
Phone: 703.451.2900 Phone: 202.232.5483
Monday-Friday 9 am-5pm M, W & Thu: 8 am- 5 pm
Tuesday& Friday: 8am -8pm
Ravensworth Baptist Church Saturday 10 am-6pm
5100 Ravensworth Road
Annandale, VA 22003
Contact Person: Gail Fewell
Phone: 703. 941.4113
Monday- Friday 9 am-5 pm
For more information please call Mai Abdul Rahman at 202.374.6045