Raise Money

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.

Host a Fundraiser for MECA!

This year marks 30 years of MECA’s work caring for the children of Palestine, Iraq, Lebanon, and Syria. The Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA) achieved this milestone because people like you donated and raised funds for our work.

As part our 30th Anniversary Fundraising campaign, our goal is to raise $120,000 from fundraisers held by individuals or groups.

Asking people to make contributions to MECA in honor of your birthday or other celebration works great. But you can do a fundraiser for any occasion or no special occasion.

When Omar and Nayema Sisemore were thirteen and eleven they decided to raise funds for MECA’s Maia Project to bring clean water to Palestinian children. They started with a lemonade stand and once relatives and family friends chipped in, they raised nearly $4,000—enough to fund a water purification unit for a kindergarten in Gaza.

Top fundraising ideas:

  • Set up a fundraiser on MECA’s Facebook page
  • Host a houseparty
  • Put on a concert with a local musician
  • Almost anything you like to do can be effective in raising funds—a cooking class, a poker game, a bike race, an afternoon tea, or a film screening and discussion.

Read more: How to host a house party or fundraising event or How to raise money online

Contact [email protected] if you’re ready to start planning an event for MECA’s 30th anniversary today!

Take Action

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.

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Give Your Time

MECA always needs volunteers!  Fill Out This Simple Form.

You can also email Nawal or call her at 510-548-0542 to speak about volunteer opportunities at the MECA office and events.

Ways To Give

Workplace Giving:

  • 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 CampaignCFC Approved Charity #14154
    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:
TD Ameritrade
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

  • EFT
    Donations by EFT can be made through MECA’s donation page by selecting “bank account” as the payment method
  • Wire Transfer
    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 WFBIUS6S
    Routing number: 121042882
    Name on Account: Middle East Children’s Alliance, 1101 8th Street, Suite 100, Berkeley, CA 94710
    Account number: 9691266010
    Please 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!