Your Ramadan Gift Can Make DOUBLE the Impact in Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan
My father, Munir Daoud, was a refugee from the 1948 war in Palestine. He eventually came to the U.S., where I was raised. Like many refugees, he took every opportunity to talk about his homeland and his culture.
Today, I support Anera for so many reasons, but the core reason is what my father always reminded me: those of us who have been fortunate must pay it forward for those who are still suffering.
Anera is hard at work helping refugees in Gaza, the West Bank, Jordan, and Lebanon. Global food prices are spiking during the holy month of Ramadan, and Anera is going the extra mile to put food on the table for thousands of vulnerable families.
That’s why I’m excited to announce that two long-time Anera donors have offered to match all gifts made during Ramadan up to $10,000.
This match is a special challenge and opportunity. If Anera can raise $10,000 before the end of Ramadan, these donors will give an additional $10,000 to deliver double the relief this holy month. Ramadan should be a time of reflection and community, but for many it is another reminder that they don’t have enough to eat. When you double your support you can relieve unnecessary burdens on some of the most vulnerable families Anera serves.
For me, Ramadan is a time to remember those who are in difficult circumstances, through no fault of their own. I reflect on my life and the opportunities I have — and I am filled with gratitude. Whether you have a personal connection to Islam or not, donating during Ramadan can make an especially meaningful difference for a refugee family.
Rising food prices are forcing families to make difficult choices about which necessities to go without. Anera knows how to get aid directly to those who need it most. That means delivering thousands of grocery parcels, food vouchers, and hot meals. It also means parents can feed their children without cutting out meals for themselves.
And Anera is thoughtful and strategic in their giving: combining direct relief (like this food during Ramadan) with economic development, infrastructure, and job training. They study what families use and modify the parcels and vouchers to better fill the gaps.
- Give $100 today, and Anera receives $200. That covers food parcels or vouchers for two families for the entire month of Ramadan.
- Give $230 today, and Anera receives $460. That covers fully cooked, hot meals for two families of seven during Ramadan.
Gifts of any amount will support this crucial relief. And all gifts will be matched, until Anera hits this $10,000 limit.
I’m lucky that I’ve never had to choose between buying medicine and feeding my family. I count my blessings for every opportunity I’ve had. And I take great pride in supporting Anera, in working with my family members to raise money for this work.
If you’re in a position to support vulnerable refugees, I hope you’ll do the same.
With funding from IRUSA, Anera’s food security program team put together large Ramadan food parcels for 5,059 families.
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