Happy Birthday Month to Me! Woohoo!
Since I am incredibly blessed and grateful to have everything I want and need, I would love it if you would donate to my favorite charity in lieu of buying me a birthday present this year.
My favorite charity is the Palestinian Children’s Relief Fund (PCRF). As you might already know, I am of Palestinian descent and my heart breaks everytime I hear about Palestinian children becoming innocent victims of anger, hate, and resentment from everyone involved. Regardless of my hippie views on the Middle East (which mainly consist of making everyone hug each other more mixed in with some healing group therapy), I still feel like there is a need to assist and heal the young victims of the conflicts occurring in the Middle East, without pushing any political or religious agendas.
The PCRF does exactly that. They focus on surgical and medical missions to help as many children in the Middle East as possible, regardless of religion, gender, nationality, or sect. In the many years that I’ve supported them, I’ve witnessed them help kids get the medical attention they desperately need, time and time again. I am really impressed with the work they have done so far, and now they really have their work cut out for them with the recent happenings in Gaza.
Here’s their official write up on what they do and how they do it:
“The PCRF is a legally-registered non-political, non-profit, 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization established in 1991 by concerned people to address the medical and humanitarian needs of Palestinian and Arab youths in the Middle East. We have provided thousands of children life-saving care based on their need, not on religion, gender, nationality or sect. The main objective of the PCRF is to identify and treat every child in the Middle East in need of specialized surgery not available to them locally. We locate, sponsor and run international, volunteer medical missions to the Middle East, in addition to locating free medical care abroad for children who cannot be adequately treated in the Middle East. The PCRF is the main organization regularly sending injured and sick Arab children to North and South America, the Middle East and Europe for free care that is not available to them there. Since 1991 over 1,000 children have been abroad for millions of dollars of donated care, and over 10,000 have had complex surgery by our visiting medical missions to the region. The PCRF has been awarded the top 4-star rating by Charity Navigator for fiscal management, while being able to treat more kids than any other charity in the Middle East.”
Donating through my fundraiser page is simple, fast and totally secure. It’s also the most efficient way to grant my birthday wish, which is to raise $350 during my birthday month. Any amount donated will be greatly appreciated, even if it’s just $5. What you donate goes directly to the PCRF, and you’ll receive an email with a tax-deductible receipt after your donation is confirmed. It’s a win-win for everyone. Hooray! :)
May you always feel good and make magic…