Give the Gift of School Back Packs to Palestinian Children

Sponsored by Washington Interfaith Alliance for Middle East Peace


There is an extreme need for school supplies in Palestine. With an average annual income of $800, most Palestinian families can barely afford school fees much less buy their children basic school materials. Recognizing this immense need, for more than 5 years, local peace activists, interfaith organizations, and churches have teamed with American Near East Refugee Aid to collect school supplies for Palestinian children. The purpose of these efforts is to help and support the education of Palestinian children in the West Bank and Gaza.


Since 2003 ANERA, a registered 501(c) 3 non-governmental organization founded in 1968 in the aftermath of the 1967 Arab-Israeli War, to help the hundreds of thousands of displaced Palestinian has helped in the shipping and distribution of the donated school supplies to Palestinian refugees in the West Bank and Gaza.


ANERA this year has requested that we collect only book bags and back packs, for fear that the Israeli authorities will hold the shipment for inspection if we collect a variety of items, costing ANERA additional rental and warehousing fees.


The PotterŐs House of Adams-Morgan in DC, Ravensworth Baptist Church of Annandale, and Grace Presbyterian Church of Springfield are designated collection drop off sites.


The collection will begin March 10 and ends April 30, 2008


Grace Presbyterian Church                          PotterŐs House Books           

7434 Bath Street                                              1658 Columbia Road NW      
Springfield, VA 22150                                  
Washington, DC 20009                     

Contact person: Teri Estes                               Contact Person: Alice Azouzi

Phone: 703.451.2900                                      Phone: 202.232.5483

Monday-Friday 9 am-5pm                              M, W & Thu: 8 am- 5 pm

                                                                        Tuesday& Friday: 8am -8pm

Ravensworth Baptist Church                                    Saturday 10 am-6pm

5100 Ravensworth Road

Annandale, VA 22003

Contact Person: Gail Fewell

Phone: 703. 941.4113

Monday- Friday 9 am-5 pm


For more information please call Mai Abdul Rahman at 202.374.6045