A few days ago I found out about Emergency Fundraising Dinner at NYC for Gaza which is where I will be going to tonight inshallah.
They may be still selling tickets for 15.00 online....20.00 at the door, so if you are in NYC tonight, inshallah it will be a good event to go to, to raise funds for those of our brothers and sisters suffering overseas.
WHAT: ICNYU Emergency Fundraiser: Gaza Crisis
WHO: Khalid Latif, Executive Director of the Islamic Center at NYU; Haroon Moghul, Research Fellow at New America Foundation; Tahani Salah, Spoken Word Artist; Ammar AlShukry, Spoken Word Artist
WHEN: December 10th at 6:30pm - 10:00pm
WHERE: The Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, E&L Auditorium, 4th Floor
CONTACT: Aliya Latif, firstname.lastname@example.org, Rania Mustafa, email@example.com
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Since airstrikes began on November 14, 2012, more than 100 Palestinians have been killed—including children and at least one pregnant woman, according to news reports. More than 1,000 people have been injured. A week later, on November 21, a ceasefire was declared, bringing the aerial assault to an end.
With nearly eight days of air strikes, the already-volatile environment has been made more uncertain across the region—from Gaza to Bethlehem to Jerusalem, and areas in between. Many Palestinians who struggle every day in impoverished conditions find themselves yet again without vital resources.
Buildings, schools and homes have been destroyed. Several Islamic Relief Palestine staff members who live in Gaza have reported damage to their own homes. Numerous Palestinians have been rendered homeless, and thousands of young children are living in a constant state of fear. According to Islamic Relief Palestine team members, mothers and fathers have told them of signs of stress on their children, including constant crying and bed-wetting.
Our goal is to provide emergency supplies to Palestinians who need it most by working with UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency through Islamic Relief.
Every second counts. As such, we are asking you to make a donation today.
Also, please visit Islamic Relief to learn more about raising funds, even if you cant go, every dollar counts!
Here are some pics of an outfit I rarely wear because I tend to shy away from lots of black.