Our cars are the backbone of everything we do. Without them we can't leave the small village where we are based.
Our cars carry staff and volunteers to our Community Center where we teach amazing projects ranging from Arabic, maths and English to yoga, carpentry, kindergarten, and sewing. In emergencies, we load a car up with aid; mattresses; food; blankets; heating fuel; clothes; and rush straight out to meet people who may have just lost their home to a fire or flood.
It's our cars that carried over 20,000 litres of heating fuel to Syrian settlements this winter. They also carried hundreds of dollars worth of food and clothes to Lebanese and Palestinian families in need. Even with one car at the mechanic for over two months, we still managed to get to all our projects and have our local staff in settlements and homes of families doing assessments for food and clothes packs.
But it's getting harder and harder for us to keep running with broken cars. Already in 2020, we have spent too much money on fixing and re-fixing broken tyres and dead batteries: we just can't afford it anymore. We need a vehicle which is completely reliable so we can focus on doing what we do best.
Former Volunteer Coordinator Shaya (R) and two volunteers do a food distribution from the back of our pickup.
Sophia and Jan load up mattress in Autumn 2019 when we responded to a settlement fire which destroyed eight homes.
Your contribution will help educate, provide food, and empower communities as well as individual families.
Any and all amounts make a difference!
If you don't want to donate towards our car, you can earmark your donation for a specific sector that appeals to you. Otherwise we will allocate your donation to the family or project where it is needed most.