Boycott israHell!

Boycott israHell!
Бойкот на израел и печелещите от окупацията! Boycott israHell and those who profit from occupation!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

"And the governments of the world look on..." But you and I are doing something

Middle East Children's Alliance

        "And the governments of the world look on..."
                 But you and I are doing something

Dear Friend of the Children,
Two years ago, you and I watched in horror as bombs began falling on Gaza.
352 children lost their lives. Thousands more were injured and saw parents, siblings and playmates killed. The children’s homes, schools and neighborhoods were destroyed. Most people have stopped thinking about what happened in Gaza two years ago—or what’s happening there today. But, I know that the children of Gaza are still very much on your mind and in your heart.
That’s why I’m asking you again to, please, send the most generous year-end contribution you can to the Middle East Children's Alliance, so that we can renew support for “Let the Children Play and Heal,” a program in Gaza to help children cope with trauma and loss through arts activities, referrals to therapists, written materials for families, and training for mothers.I know you understand that hundreds of thousands of children are still living with the terrible aftermath of the war and the ongoing siege that deprives them of the most basic things in life.
MECA needs to raise an additional $22,000 before the end of the year so that “Let the Children Play and Heal” will be able to reach thousands of children when the program resumes in January.
Your year-end gift now will provide hope—and real, lasting help—to the children of Gaza, their families, and their communities.
                     With many thanks,
                     Barbara Lubin
                     Founder and Director


To make a gift by mail send to:
MECA, 1101 8th Street, Berkley, CA 94710
To make a gift by phone, please call MECA's office: 510-548-0542
To "GO PAPERLESS" and receive all your MECA communications by email, send a message with "Paperless" in the subject line.


A Child's View from Gaza

In the MECA-supported "Let the Children Play & Heal," program, children express their feelings through art.  Some of their pieces are shown in this video.

Operation Cast Lead Is Over, But the Nightmare Continues
By Mohammed Omer

Abdullah (in red shirt) and his little brother (r) play “Arabs and Israelis” with their friends in the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah.  (Photo M. Omer)


Middle East Children's Alliance
1101 8th Street
Suite 100
BerkeleyCA 94710
United States
Phone: 510-548-0542
Fax: 510-548-0543

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