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Together, We Can Sustain Each Other

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During the month of Ramadan Keffiyeh Masks are generously donating 20% of their revenue to Anera and the communities where we work. We both live in Washington DC. Bshara grew up outside of Bethlehem in Palestine, on his family’s educational farm, called Tent of Nations. He came to the U.S. in 2011 to pursue his…

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Supporting and Building Anera’s Medical Aid Program

Mar 26, 2021

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I’ve been affiliated with Anera for 25 years now, as a donor and a board member. Because I’m a physician, I started working right away on the health committee headed up by the esteemed Dr. Vicken Kalbian, who has supported Anera from its earliest years. At the time that I first got involved, there was…

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I Feel Proud to be Supporting Anera

Mar 25, 2021

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I grew up in the country, outside of New York City. It was the sort of place where there were a lot more cows than people. My older sister even went to a one-room schoolhouse.  It was kind of an isolated childhood but I learned a lot about how to live in the woods. I…

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My Mother is the First Leader I Met

by Anera

Mar 18, 2021

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Celebrating women on the front lines on Mother’s Day in the Arab world Most countries in the Arab world celebrate Mother’s Day on March 21. Acknowledging the vital place of women in society is more important than ever this year. Women are the backbone of society — they are caregivers, educators, peacemakers and front-line workers…

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Opportunity is the Biggest Difference

Mar 5, 2021

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Last week Khalid launched a fundraiser to help vaccinate Palestinian refugees. Here he tells us the story behind the campaign. My dad is a decades-long supporter of Anera and my two sisters and I have supported the organization more recently by following its impact on social media, donating to its campaigns, and attending its annual…

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A Family Touched by Wartime Internment Supports Refugee Education

Feb 26, 2021

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Rachel, Tony, and Adrian Kitzinger recently donated to Anera and shared the following moving story to provide background on the donation. Our father, Ernst Kitzinger, fled Germany in 1933 and ended up in England some years later.  As you may know, at the start of WWII, the British rounded up and deported all Germans living…

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The Inspiring Doctors Brown

by Anera

Feb 11, 2021

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Anera mourns the loss of the Browns, two beautiful people, who made the world a better place with their endless enthusiasm for living life to the fullest and for giving back to those less fortunate.

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Doing Something to Help Palestine

Jan 26, 2021

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In 2009, I got interested in a work camp opportunity with a group called Volunteers for Peace. I saw that the International Palestinian Youth League had a camp in the West Bank and I jumped at the chance, since I had long wanted to visit Palestine. I spent two weeks there in the Bethlehem area,…

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Giving Back And Doubling My Impact

Sep 30, 2020

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Connecting Communities Through Workplace Giving I am an ardent supporter of Anera. My contributions are made possible through the Community Connections Program at the World Bank: a workplace giving initiative organized to encourage its employees to give back to organizations that support their interests.  I was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. My father was…

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Spread love, help others, and always hustle!

Jul 23, 2020

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I was born in Brooklyn, and lived in New York until I was nine. When I moved back home to Falesteen, it was a difficult time to be a teenager there. So, at 17, I went to California for school. After finishing college, I settled in Florida. My daughter, Isabella, and I always wanted to…

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