#GivingTuesday 2016: Support RCF Gaza Projects
Stand in Solidarity with the Palestinian People
We are no longer accepting donations on this campaign, but there are other ways for you to support us today!
On Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 the Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace & Justice (RCF) will observe the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People while also participating in #GivingTuesday. All funds raised on this day will go towards RCF Gaza Projects, a collection of projects that emphasize solidarity and commitment to Palestinian youth.
What is #GivingTuesday?
#GivingTuesday is more than just a Tuesday. It is a movement created with the vision that on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (U.S.), there would be an online, global day dedicated to giving back to kick-off the holiday and end-of-year giving seasons.
On Tuesday, November 29, 2016, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.
What is the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People?
The International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, is an official U.N. observance, established in 1977. The International Day of Solidarity has traditionally provided an opportunity for the international community to focus its attention on the fact that the question of Palestine remained unresolved and that the Palestinian people are yet to attain their inalienable rights as defined by the General Assembly, namely, the right to self-determination without external interference, the right to national independence and sovereignty, and the right to return to their homes and property from which they had been displaced.
How will RCF participate in #GivingTuesday?
The Rachel Corrie Foundation (RCF) will once again participate in #GivingTuesday online. All donations to RCF on the November 29th #GivingTuesday will help support our numerous Gaza Projects, a fundamental cornerstone of our work. RCF Gaza Projects include the Rachel Corrie Gaza Sport Initiative (including the Ramadan Football Tournament and Tournament for Athletes with Disabilities), Birzeit University Women's Scholarship Program, and Homeland Moments, a Children's Art Camp - Operetta and Artistic and Cultural Project.
Why did RCF choose Gaza Projects as the recipient of #GivingTuesday donations?
RCF chose Gaza Projects as the recipient for #GivingTuesday donations because we believe a global day of giving has the power to connect and foster a sense of community among people across the world.
Donating to our Gaza Projects provides support for athletics as a space for community building and play, access to higher education and transformational leadership skills to future Palestinian leaders, and an outlet to celebrate peace and artistic expression by children.
RCF hopes to sustain and grow Gaza Projects, and with YOUR HELP, we can make that hope a reality.
Help support #GivingTuesday and the Rachel Corrie Foundation by giving back and giving hope this November 29, 2016.
This sounds great, but what if I miss out on #GivingTuesday and still want to help?
We hoped you would ask! There are SO MANY WAYS to support RCF and the people of Palestine.
Here are just a few:
- We are always accepting donations, either on our Network for Good Donation page, or at our office (203 East 4th Ave, Suite 402, Olympia, WA 98501). You can designate your donations for something specific, like Gaza Projects, or help out our general fund that funds our other projects, staff costs, rent, etc. We accept cash, check, money order, and credit card donations!
- Join us at the 2016 RCF Annual Human Rights Celebration on Saturday, December 10th, 2016 for an evening of food, drinks, music, and a discussion of Human Rights issues by a member of our peace community. Our Giving Tree will have ornaments for purchase that help support RCF programming, including the aforementioned programs, as well as our General Fund that helps keep our doors open and the lights on!
- SHOP LOCAL! Support RCF by purchasing one of our many high-quality and unique items created by independent artisans, artists, and writers from the South Sound all the way to Palestine.
Products sold by RCF include beautiful handmade Palestinian embroidery, delicious Canaan Fair Trade food items, and of course, a wide range of books that support the overall Mission & Guiding Principles of RCF. Proceeds from product sales go directly to funding our many projects and supporting the overall sustainability of the organization. To purchase products from RCF, stop by our office or give us a call.