Thank You! Annual Gala Recap

All of us at PfP would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who attended and supported our annual gala this year.  We are grateful to our fabulous and very funny emcee, Amer Zahr, who kept the evening both lighthearted and substantive. Speakers Adam Abel and Kenny Reed spoke at length about the SkateQilya project that PfP continues to fund …

Silent Auction Items

We’re so excited about this year’s gala! Our silent auction has been one a staple of all our annual fundraisers and as many of you have often requested that we preview the auction items, we’ve decided to give a sneak peek at some of them, below.

You’re Invited!

  Dear Friends This is a reminder to get your ‘Early Bird’ tickets for PfP’s annual gala, if you haven’t already done so. The Early Bird price is what we pay per person for the space, food, AV, and entertainment. We’re very excited about our 16th Annual Gala, where we renew our commitment to Palestinian children and show you all we’ve done in the past year. As always, we will offer delicious Middle Eastern food, informative presentations about our work, beautiful music, a fabulous silent auction, entertainment, and, best of all, community. Where: Material Culture 4700 Wissahickon Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19144 When: April 8, 2017;  5:30 – 9 pm We would be honored if you could join us. Click here for …

Save The Date

What: PfP’s Annual Gala Where: Material Culture 4700 Wissahickon Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19144 When: April 8, 2017     Jan.8, 2017 Dear Friends, As we begin our 17th year together, PfP is working hard to plan for our annual gala. We hope you will mark your calendar to join us on April 8th at Material Culture in Philadelphia (materialculture.com). We are excited to share another wonderful evening with you, and we have a few surprises that we think you will love. In the coming weeks, will send more information and links to purchase tickets online …

A Glance Back, As 2017 Nears

December 24, 2016 Dear Friends Just a note to wish you and your family a Joyful Holiday, and to give you a glimpse of a few things you helped make possible. On December 2nd in Palestine, PfP dedicated a playground in memory of two young boys, one Palestinian, one African American, whose lives were ended, ultimately, by institutional racism. Rev. Graylan Hagler, who was there with a group of pastors from the United Church of Christ, performed the dedication together with Mr. Salah Ajarma, PfP’s Palestine representative. You can find coverage here. As a reminder, we remain an all-volunteer organization that operates on what most would call a “shoestring budget”. This is, and …

PfP Dedicates Playground to Two Fallen Boys

On December 2, 2016, Playgrounds for Palestine dedicated a playground to two boys, one African American and one Palestinian, who were killed, ultimately by institutional racism. Tamir Rice was killed by police in Cleveland, Ohio, as he played in a park.  Abdurrahman Obeidallah was killed by an Israeli sniper as he walked home from school.  Both boys were 12 years old. A monument in their memory was erected at the Lajee Center, where PfP built a new playground.  The Reverend Graylan Hagler, together with a group of pastors from the United Church of Christ, participated in the ceremony.  They were in Palestine as a delegation of church leaders coming to bear witness. Salah Ajarma, PfP’s Palestine representative and Director of Lajee Center, made it all happen.  The beautiful cake …

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