I wish you and all MECA friends could see the children’s happy faces at the arts festival that five of MECA’s partners held last week in Gaza marking the end of a year-long psychosocial support project.
I wish you could have been with us to hear the applause of the children’s families and neighbors as they performed traditional dances and acted out Palestinian folk tales. And I wish you could see the enormous pride they showed in the artwork they created.
Right now, we have a big challenge! A group of generous MECA supporters promised to match every donation made by December 31. Your donation will go twice as far.
I want you to see all these beautiful things because your kind support of MECA makes these creative initiatives possible. And I believe you understand that this work is key to children’s psychological health and to building the strength and confidence they need as they grow up under siege and occupation.
We do all we can at MECA to provide families in Gaza with the most basic necessities like healthy food, clean water, warm clothes, and electricity. Our amazing partners, staff, and volunteers are also giving children joy and the chance to express their feelings and ideas.
These needs grow every day and I hope you’ll make a special year-end contribution to MECA now.
This matching gift will double your contribution, so we can reach many more children, women, and families in Palestine and Lebanon with the support and solidarity they need so much.
From Gaza with love,
Dr. Mona El-Farra
MECA Director of Gaza Projects
P.S. I am so grateful to the three MECA supporters who will match your donation to MECA up to $140,000 when you give by December 31st. Please give what you can now.