The Lives You Changed

Kids in Gaza doing school work by candlelight.

Help change the lives of Palestinian children and refugees from Syria

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I want to tell you about a few of the young lives you changed with your support of the Middle East Children’s Alliance.

A 14-year-old Palestinian boy was arrested and beaten by Israeli soldiers in Jerusalem. When he returned home he took out his anger on himself and those closest to him. After a counselor from MECA’s partner organization Madaa Silwan Center worked with the boy and his family, he stopped picking on his younger brother, returned to school, and is making plans to become a nurse.

Amal, a MECA staff person in Gaza, talks often with mothers about how the ongoing electricity crisis is affecting their families. They told her their children are so scared of the dark they won’t even get up at night to use the bathroom. One mother uses rubbing alcohol to make a small fire in the evenings so her children can do their schoolwork. Now, hundreds of families have MECA’s “Gaza Lights,” a rechargeable system that powers three lamps and a phone.

Make a special year-end contribution to help MECA provide food and medical aid, clean water, electrical power, playgrounds, and education

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As you know, Palestinian children live day in and day out with outrageous violence and deprivation. I am as angry about it today as I was when I started MECA almost thirty years ago. Even more, because not much has changed in that time. In many ways, it’s gotten worse.

But one of the things that does change the lives of Palestinian children and refugees from Syria is the crucial help your generosity makes possible.

I’m asking you to make a special year-end contribution of $25, or even more, to help MECA provide food and medical aid, clean water, electrical power, playgrounds, and education. You make it possible for kids to grow up healthy and strong under the most desperate circumstances.

I hope you know how much your friendship and solidarity, along with real, lasting help means to me, our partners in Palestine and Lebanon, and the families they serve.