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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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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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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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Why We Support Anera

Apr 15, 2020

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NEVADANS FUNDRAISE TO HELP PALESTINIANS CONFRONT COVID-19 I’m a member of Nevadans for Palestinian Human Rights. We’re currently running a fundraising campaign to support Anera’s efforts to respond to the COVID-19 crisis in Palestine and Lebanon. We’re fairly new. We started last fall with a core group of like-minded people, focusing on creating awareness and…

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Hiking Lebanon for Syrian refugee children

Jan 6, 2020

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My parents fled a war zone I love to hike and travel. I’ve done lots of traveling around the world. I’ve hiked Peru, the Himalayas, the Hindu Kush, Mount Kilimanjaro and many other places. I find it’s the best way to see a country. When I started thinking about where I wanted to go next…

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Hope Competition: Crafting Violins to Support Syrian Refugees

Mar 27, 2019

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Late last fall, Marios Pavlou, a third-year student at The Newark School of Violin Making in the UK, reached out to Anera with a unique proposition: his school wanted to donate the proceeds from their instrument-building competition. The Newark School wanted sales of the instruments to support an organization working with Syrian refugees. Pavlou, originally…

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Gaza Block Parties Bring Minnesotans Together to Help Palestinians

Jun 7, 2018

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I am a Minnesota native but my family comes from Qalqilya in the West Bank. And, though I live 6,000 miles from Palestine, the terrible situation there is real to me. I suspect that all of us who support Anera have this feeling in common. In the wake of the 2014 war on Gaza, I…

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