Rebuilding Alliance

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Services & Impact

                                         Give a Little Light, Give a Little Love! 

Our third pallet of 1,920 solar-powered Luci Lights has reached children in Rafah, Gaza thanks to the help of the Women's Project Center - Rafah!   With your help, students can study for their exams, and little ones need not be afraid when the power goes out each night.  We're raising funds to send the 4th pallet!

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Here's what Rebuilding Alliance does:

Brighten the Future for Gaza's Children

We've been working in partnership with Gaza Non-Governmental Organizations since 2013, when the American, Rachel Corrie, was killed as she stood to protect a Palestinian family's home from demolition.  Building on our successful work to send desperately needed supplies to UNRWA shelter schools in Gaza during the bombing in 2014, we sent our first container with donated clothing (our shop filled from floor to ceiling) later that year.  We successfully sent our 2nd container, this one with new schools supplies and children's books, in 2015 and delivered them directly to children from 16 schools in the hardest hit areas in Northern Gaza.  We could not have done it without you!  Now we move forward with raising funds to send solar-powered lanterns so children can do their homework when the lights are out!

Rebuilding to Remain

This is our signature project.  We provide village-centered design and crowd-funded finance to help Palestinian villages in Area C build new, affordable homes on the land they own.  We've finished the first three homes in Al Aqaba Village and the families have moved in.  Next step:  pressing forward with our application for Political Risk Insurance.

ibn Rush'd Library & Entrepreneurship Program for Youth

Rebuilding Alliance helped Al Aqaba Village install its library, hire the librarian, and organize a Youth Entrepreneurship program there.  

Rural Women's Center

We're working with the Al Aqaba Rural Women's Association to help them achieve their income-producing goals.  With a grant from Rebuilding Alliance, architect Danna Masad has designed the Rural Women's Restaurant, Guest House, and Wedding Hall — all green design!  Next step: filing applications for Political Risk Insurance then raising the financing to start building!

U.S. Movement to Save Palestinian Villages

This past year, Rebuilding Alliance sponsored four speaking tours, held over 50 half hour meetings with congressional staffers, and held two formal briefings in the House and Senate. 

  • Our efforts to #SaveSusiya are keeping that village standing because our meetings resulted in public statements by the State Department, Representative Anna Eshoo and 10 members of Congress, Rep. Loretta Sanchez, and a series of public letters to the Prime Minister of Israel by Senator Diane Feinstein.  
  • We brought the children of Susiya and Um al Kheir and their parents, along with Villages Group to speak to Congress on International Peace Day — and we launched a mobile app, Evincible, to help everyone contact Congress to press Senators and Representatives to keep their villages standing.  Good news:  on December 19th, Umm al Kheir village finally received an injunction against further demolition pending their day in court.
  • We are urging Google and Apple to put hundreds of Palestinian villages on their maps of the West Bank.  They mapped all the Israeli settements but left the Palestinian villages off.  We transferred the data in October then brought the Palestinian marathoners to run from Google to Apple to urge them to move forward.   That got the US State Department involved.  
  • So in November, we brought a Palestinian artist and our partners from Bimkom: Planners for Planning Rights to meet with Congress in the hope Google and Apple would meet with us too.  It sounds like the companies are now moving forward.
  • Next step:  we want to hold community mapathons with the villages in Palestine and with university and peace groups here in the U.S. to help the villages do their own mapping, and build the advocacy network to make them safe.  Email contact @ RebuildingAlliance.org if you would like to host one.

Collective Song:  A Music Center to Make Hearts Sing

A talented intern at Rebuilding Alliance sought to bring music to Al Aqaba's children. We are delighted to report that the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music is partnering with Rebuilding Alliance and has been sending two teachers there to instruct 41 children on violin, viola, and cello!  Can we bring them on tour to the U.S.?   We hope so.

Abir's Garden Playgrounds: a Safe Place to Grow

We partner with Combatants for Peace to build playgrounds and organize children's theatre programs in memory of a child, Abir Aramin, who touched so many hearts. The playgrounds, all connected with a Palestinian school in the West Bank, are constructed by professionals with Israeli and Palestinian former combatants working together to help.

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Brighten the Future of Gaza's Children

Help send solar-powered Luci lights to Gaza's children. The blockade controls the electricity, but not the power of the sun or the power of love! Here, we give you all that's needed to set-up your own peer-to-peer giving campaign. You can help make a difference!

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