The lives of Palestinian children are either invisible or distorted in the mainstream media. That’s why it’s so important that you stay informed and share what you learn with your community. The News & Opinions section and blog on this website, along with MECA’s email newsletters and public events can provide you with news and insight you’d have a hard time finding on your own. By staying informed, educating others and then taking action, you can help us further our mission.
The Middle East Children’s Alliance relies on the energy and commitment of individuals to fund our programs. Individuals and community groups anywhere in the world can support MECA’s work by contributing and organizing others to give.
Some fun ideas to connect with people and raise money:
- Have a house-party, teach-in, concert or film screening.
- Organize a Middle East culture night.
- Ask people to donate to MECA in honor of your birthday or wedding.
- Most importantly, you can create your own Personal Campaign page on our website to help provide clean drinking water to the children of Palestine and other programs.
Our staff will guide you through the process and provide materials.
Please get in touch with Events Coordinator Penny Rosenwasser for assistance.
Ways To Give
- Matching Gifts
You may be able to double your donation to MECA. Many employers offer matching gift programs to match charitable contributions made by their employees. Gifts from retirees and spouses may also qualify for a match. Click here to access matching gift forms and guidelines from your employer.
- Combined Federal Campaign
The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) makes it possible and easy for federal government workers to support the work of the Middle East Children’s Alliance through payroll deductions.Your pledge made during the annual campaign season (October 2, 2017 to January 12, 2018) will help fund projects and aid to meet the needs of Palestinian children and refugees from Syria. Please designate the Middle East Children’s Alliance, CFC #14154. Thank you!
- Workplace Giving
Sign up at work to give through the United Way or another work-place giving program. If MECA is not on the list of organizations, you can still choose it.
Gifts of Stock
You can make a stock contribution by contacting:
Middle East Children’s Alliance, Account No. 883111095
Please Note: If you want MECA to know you are giving a gift of stock, please contact Deborah Agre. Neither your broker or ours is allowed to give us your name. Email: [email protected]
Phone: 510-548-0542, ext. 311
Paypal, Wire Transfer or EFT
- Paypal Donations
Make a secure, online donation to MECA via paypal
- Wire Transfer or EFT
Please use this information to send a wire transfer or EFT a donation to the Middle East Children’s Alliance from the United States or abroad.
Bank name: Wells Fargo, 420 Montgomery, San Francisco, CA 94104
Swift: BIC WFBIUS5S
Routing number: 121000248
Name on Account: Middle East Children’s Alliance, 1101 8th Street, Suite 100, Berkeley, CA 94710
Account number: 9691266010Please send notification of the wire to Nancy Ippolito, MECA’s Financial Manager
Donate your car or other property
We’ve contracted with a reputable company that will tow your car, handle all the paperwork, and sell your car–with the proceeds going to MECA.
Call Donate for charity toll-free at 866-392-4483 or fill out their form online. Be sure to select Middle East Children’s Alliance from the pull-down menu on the form.
Bequests and Other Planned Gifts
Remember the Middle East Children’s Alliance in Your Will.
Attend MECA Events
MECA regularly holds public events with activists, writers and performers from the Middle East and around the US. All funds from ticket sales and contributions go toward our work.
You can buy products from MECA’s Shop Palestine and proceeds benefit MECA’s work!
You can also buy products from Amazon and 0.5% of your purchases will be donate to MECA!
Visit Amazon Smile and select “Middle East Children’s Alliance” as your charitable organization. All Amazon products are available through Amazon smile!