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-Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association: 3 Edward Said St., Sebat Bldg, 1st Floor, Suite 2 * Ramallah, Palestine * PO Box 17338 * +972 (0)2 296 04 46 * www.addameer.org * Supports Palestinian political prisoners through visits, aid, advocacy and the media.

Alalusi Foundation: 1975 National Ave., Hayward, CA 94545 * (510) 887-2374 * www.alalusifoundation.org * ?Iraq Orphans Project provides support to more than 2,300 orphaned children in Iraq.

American Friends of Birzeit University: 1416 N. Utah St. * Arlington, VA 22201 * www.birzeit.edu * For more than half a century Birzeit University has provided an excellent education for Palestinian men and women.

American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA): 1111 14th St. NW, Suite 400 * Washington, DC 20005 * (202) 266-9700 * www.anera.org * Sponsors ongoing programs in the West Bank, Gaza, Lebanon and Jordan, and provides emergency relief.

American University of Beirut/Medical Emergency Fund: 3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th Floor * New York, NY 10017 * (212) 583-7600 * www.aub.edu.lb * Provides medical services for the victims of recent wars.

Ashoka-Middle East/North Africa Program: 1700 North Moore St., Suite 2000 * Arlington, VA 22209 * (703) 527-8300 * www.ashoka.org/mena * Provides grants to social entrepreneurs who propose ideas and projects offering innovative solutions to humanitarian and human rights issues.

Atfaluna Society for Deaf Children: 72 Philisteen Street * PO Box 1276 * Gaza, Palestine * (+972-8) 2828495 * www.atfaluna.net * Provides education and training to deaf and hearing-impaired individuals and their families in the Gaza Strip.

The Bethlehem Association: PO Box 1111 * Media, PA 19063 * (610) 353-2010 * www.bethlehemassoc.org * An organization of the Bethlehemite Diaspora, the Bethlehem Association collects donations to support well-established and recognized charities and clinics in the West Bank's Bethlehem District, the cities of Bethlehem, Beit Jala and Beit Sahour.

Four Homes of Mercy: The Arab Orthodox Invalid's Home Charitable Society: PO Box 19185 * Jerusalem, Palestine 91191 * +972-02-627-4871 * www.fourhomesofmercy.com * Provides specialist residential services and respite care for people with congenital and acquired neurological disorders.

The Free Gaza Movement: 405 Vista Heights Rd. * El Cerrito, CA 94530 * (510) 232-2500 * www.freegaza.org * Challenges the Israeli siege of the Gaza Strip by boat, bringing symbolic humanitarian aid.

Fund for Armenian Relief: 630 Second Ave. * New York, NY 10016 * (212) 889-5150 * www.farusa.org * Supports Armenian communities, including in Lebanon, where Armenian villages give shelter to refugees of recent wars.

Gaza Community Mental Health Program (GCMHP): PO Box 1049 * Gaza City, Palestine * +972-08-264-1511 * www.gcmhp.net/en * 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 * (800) 564-2544 * www.handsalongthenile.org * Promotes U.S.-Egyptian cultural exchange and helps to empower local communities through a variety of development projects.

Hariri Foundation Lebanon Relief Fund: 7501 Wisconsin Ave., Suite 715E * Bethesda, MD 20814 * (301) 656-1666 * www.hfusa.org * Provides emergency medical services, food, water, shelter, clothing and refugee relocation for the victims of the war in Lebanon.

Hidaya Foundation: PO Box 5481 * Santa Clara, CA 95056 * (866) 2-HIDAYA * www.hidaya.org * Sponsors educational, social welfare and charitable projects in Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, West Africa, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, the U.S. and Canada.

Helping Hand for Relief and Development: 12541 McDougall St., Suite 100 * Detroit, MI 48212 * (313) 279-5378 * www.hhrd.org * Responds to human suffering in emergency and disaster situations all over the world, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, class, religion, color, cultural diversity and social background. …

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