Rebuilding Alliance

Rebuilding Alliance is dedicated to rebuilding war-torn communities and making them safe. Our vision is a just and enduring peace in Israel and Palestine with equal value, opportunity, and security for all.
Oct 18, 2011

Matching Grant starts in just a few hours!

Thank you so much for your past support of Rebuilding Alliance's workl We've used every dollar donated to remarkable results. I ask for your help once again.

In just a few hours time, GlobalGIving will match by 30% every dollar donated, up to $1000. They have $100,000 to give away in just 24hrs on Wednesday Oct. 19th, Eastern Time.

We need your help to rebuild Palestinian homes, schools, playgrounds, libraries.  Please go to www.RebuildingAlliance.org and click Donate Now.  Please donate to Abir's Garden and we'll work with Combatants for Peace to design and create the third one, a living memory of Abir Aramin.

Please donate as early in the day as you can, before the funds run out.

Questions, suggestions? Please call me at 650 325-4663.

P.S. Your donation, large or small, really matters. GlobalGiving is providing a grant to the project with the most donors, and also a grant to the project that raises the most donations. We can do it... last time Rebuilding Alliance came in second. This time, help us to win!

P.P.S. One of our earlier GG Match projects helped create housing for teachers in Al Aqaba village. Here are photos of the Japanese teacher who came this past Sunday to give the children an overview of Japan!

Oct 17, 2011

Dream it, Done it!

Dear Friend

Rebuilding Alliance is forever grateful for the support you have provided in funding our project, Rebuilding a Future in Palestine. Within less than a month of your donation, our team was in Al Aqaba Village, near Tubas in the West Bank, to hold the Architectual Design Charette, which occurred in the end of July. Attached to this report is a PDF copy of our booklet, chronicling the remarkable Design Charette.

The booklet was designed by our charrette leader and executive director  to convey what we were able to accomplish through your generous donations. The booklet provides a day to day summary of the charette activities and details our results.

While perusing this booklet please keep in mind that everything discussed inside would not be possible without  your support to make it happen. You’ll find there is only one picture missing from this booklet. That picture is the one of you. As you look at each page, imagine yourself right there because through your contribution, you were!

Sincerely

Rudolfo San Miguel
Social Media Coordinator
Rebuilding Alliance

PS: Guess what? The next GlobalGiving.org Matching Grant competition day is on October 19! More to come soon. Please, save the date.

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Oct 10, 2011

Assuring program success by consolidating projects

The Rebuilding Alliance Team is writing to notify everyone that we are renaming this project to call it “Rebuilding to Remain.”  In addition to down payments, we are now including two other components, mortgage loans and worldwide outreach. All three are required to build and safeguard Homes with Dignity.  

We found a way to fund construction of affordable, eco-friendly homes when banks do not provide financing by both spreading-out + reducing the risk of demolition: many donors, many advocates.   Total construction cost is $33,000/home for a 3 bedroom 119sq.m. home.   Your donation provides a $5,000 down payment, a $15,000 mortgage loan, and $4000 to coordinate worldwide outreach to assure the village their right to issue building permits.  Please note, Al Aqaba Villager's Cooperative Assembly is matching your contribution to $13,000/home.  If home is demolished, the remaining mortgage loan is forgiven.

Please mark your calendar for October 19th, the Global Giving Matching Grant day, and join us with your contribution big or small!   GlobalGiving.org will provide a 30% match that day for each unique donation up to $1000, and they offer an additional grant to the project with the most donations and also the project with the most donors!

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