Magazine article Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

'Tis the Season for Charitable Giving: A Washington Report Compendium

Magazine article Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

'Tis the Season for Charitable Giving: A Washington Report Compendium

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Addameer-Prisoners' Rights and Support Group: Al-Isra' Bldg., 7th floor, Al-Irsal St. * Ramallah * Palestine (via Israel) * P.O. Box 17338 * Jerusalem * +972-2-296-0446 *

In addition to advocacy, Addameer visits Palestinian political prisoners and provides humanitarian aid.

American Friends of Birzeit University (AFBU): 1416 N. Utah St. * Arlington, VA, 22201-4824 * (703) 528-2623 *

Raises funds for the West Bank's flagship Birzeit University.

American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA): 1522 K St. NW, Suite 202 * Washington, DC 20005-1270 * (202) 347-2558 * ($)(L)(G)(I)

Sponsors a wide variety of ongoing programs in the West Bank, Gaza, Lebanon and Jordan and provides emergency relief.

Atfaluna Society for Deaf Children: 72 Philisteen St. * P.O. Box 1296 * Gaza City, Gaza Strip * Palestine (via Israel) * +972-8-282-8495 * (G)

Provides education and training to deaf and hearing-impaired persons (and their families) in the Gaza Strip. Also serves as the main referral and resource center for hospitals, clinics and institutions for the deaf and hearing-impaired.

The Bethlehem Association: P.O. Box 1111 * Media, PA 19063 * (610) 353-2010 * ($)

An organization of the Bethlehemite Diaspora, the Bethlehem Association collects donations to support well-established and recognized charities and clinics in West Bank's Bethlehem District cities of Bethlehem, Beit Jala and Beit Sahour.

BUSTAN Children's Power Project: P.O. Box 6955 * Jerusalem * Israel * +972-5-237-1800 * (U)

Provides power for Palestinian households of "Unrecognized Villages" in Israel who need electricity to operate essential medical equipment for their children.

The Free Gaza Movement: 405 Vista Heights Rd. * El Cerrito, CA 94530 * (510) 232-2500 * (G)

Challenges the Israeli siege of the Gaza Strip by boat, bringing symbolic humanitarian aid.

Gaza Community Mental Health Program (GCMHP): P.O. Box 1049 * Gaza City * Gaza Strip * Palestine (via Israel) * +972-7-286-5949 * (G)

Provides urgently needed mental health care for residents of the Gaza Strip.

Hands Along the Nile Development Services, Inc. (HANDS): 1601 N. Kent St., Suite 1014 * Arlington, VA 22209 * toll-free (800) 564-2544 * ($)

Promotes U.S.-Egyptian cultural exchange and helps to empower local communities through a variety of development projects.

Helping Hand-Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) Relief: 166-26 89th Ave. * Jamaica, NY 11432 * (718) 658-7028 * ($)

Provides humanitarian aid to Muslims in Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Chechnya, Palestine and the U.S.

Hidaya Foundation: P.O. Box 5481 * Santa Clara, CA 95056 * toll-free (866) 2-HIDAYA * ($)

Sponsors educational, social welfare and charitable projects in South Asia, West Africa and North America.

Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF): P.O. Box 6687 * Silver Spring, MD 20906 * toll-free (866) 871-HCEF * ($)

Sponsors ongoing education, child sponsorship and housing programs for Palestinian Christians, as well as an emergency fund to supply medication, medical supplies, food and services.

Islamic Relief USA: 6131 Orangethorpe Ave., Suite 450 * Buena Park, CA 90620 * toll-free (888) 479-4968 * ($)(L)(G)(I)

Works in more than 30 countries to alleviate hunger, illiteracy and diseases, provides rapid relief to victims of man-made and natural disasters.

The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD): ICAHD-USA * P. …

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