Palestinians ask me to share their campaigns on Facebook and with friends from America, hoping that my contacts will help in their fundraising efforts. I haven’t shared for several reasons: (1) I don’t personally know the individual collecting funds and can’t vouch for them, (2) I won’t support a campaign without a proven track record, and (3) there are established mechanisms to fund many of these efforts through existing NGOs.
“This is the third small project needed to be implemented during January 2016, after the success of our previous two projects “Gaza Summer Camp” & “Our Right To Play.”We want to start another month long project for different children in Rafah-Gaza to educate them about their rights and health and how important it is for them. This will happen through the activities we will work on but we need your help to do it!This project will involve about 120 boys and girls from across the Rafah south of Gaza Strip. Over the course of the month the kids will work and play together through a series of activities to help develop both their creative faculties and teamworking skills.” https://www.gofundme.com/rafah-gaza2