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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American Friends Service Committee: 1501 Cherry Street * Philadelphia, PA 19192-1479 *

AFSC is collecting family hygiene kits and cash donations for food, medicines, tents and blankets to the people of Iraq. Cash donations can be made online or by calling 1- 888-588-2372, ext. 1, or by mailing a check payable to AFSC Development.

American Near East Refugee Aid: 1522 K St. NW, Suite 202 * Washington, DC 20005-1270 *

ANERA has ongoing programs in the West Bank and Gaza, as well as an emergency fund providing emergency relief and medical supplies. Tax-deductible donations can be made by check mailed to the street address, or by credit card on the Web site.

BADR for Development and Relief: PO. Box 1885 * Dearborn, MI48121 * 1-877-825BADR *

BADR focuses on aid to Algerians through education, agriculture and development projects, as well as sponsorship programs for poor families, orphans, widows and students.

Baladna-Association for Arab Youth: 34 Hatzionot St. * P.O. Box 99604 * Haifa 31996 Israel *

Baladna is an organization founded to give Arab youth in Israel a non-partisan, comfortable forum for youth activities and informal education, centering on a discussion of identity. For information on donating, e-mail .

Egyptian American Childhood Cancer Association: Suite 1000, 1025 Connecticut Ave. NW * Washington, DC *

EACCA is a tax-exempt charity dedicated to promoting cancer education, research, and treatment in Egypt. It currently is supporting the efforts of the Association of Friends of the National Cancer Institute, which is building a muchneeded hospital in Egypt dedicated to the care of children with cancer. Funds are needed for equipment, furnishings, operational costs, training and hiring. Donations can be made online or mailed to the street address.

Hidaya Foundation: PO. Box #5481 * Santa Clara, CA 95056 &

Hidaya Foundation works to implement educational, social welfare, and charitable projects in economically depressed areas of Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, the U.S. and Canada. Visit the Web site to make an online donation.

Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Fdn.: P.O. Box 6687 * Silver Spring, MD 20906 *

HCEF has ongoing programs in education, child sponsorship and housing, as well as an emergency fund to supply medication, medical supplies, food, and services. Visit the Web site to donate online or send checks to the post office box address. Donations are tax-deductible.

Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA): 166-26 89th. Avenue * Jamaica, NY 11432 *

ICNA Relief-Helping Hand provides humanitarian aid to Muslims in Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Chechnya, Palestine, and the U.S. Donations for ICNA relief and development projects can be made online.

Islamic Relief USA: P.O. Box 6098 * Burbank, CA 91510 * 1-888-479-4968 *

Islamic Relief is raising funds to provide increased emergency, educational, medical, and development assistance to the Palestinian people and to distribute food to approximately 10,000 displaced families in Darfur, among a number of programs. Online donations can be made at its Web site.

Kind Hearts: P.O. Box 23310 * Toledo, OH 43623-0310 *

Kind Hearts provides aid to Palestinians through ongoing programs such as child sponsorship, educational and health services, house renovations, and income-generating projects for poor women. Donations can be made online or by mail.

Kinder USA: P.O. Box 224846 * Dallas, Texas 75222-9785 *

Kinder USA assists children in the West Bank, Gaza, Lebanon, and Jordan through both immediate relief and longer-term community rehabilitation, including food, temporary shelter, clean water, sanitation services, and medical care. …

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