More Than Chocolates for Gaza

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Deaf and disabled young people in Gaza turn to the Al Basma Club as a safe place for sport and recreation. Send them chocolates and so much more via the Free Gaza Movement’s Flotilla this spring.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Doctors without Borders reports that 5,300 people were wounded in the 2009 assault on Gaza. The World Health Organization estimates that 20,000-50,000 will experience long term psychological illness. With the steep increase in the number of persons with disabilities, Al Basma Club for the Disabled (ABCD) has become a treasured oasis, increasing its membership and services as best it can. However, special needs require special resources – and the blockade of Gaza rarely lets these through.

How will this project solve this problem?

You’ll send supplies directly to ABCD on an Irish boat joining the Free Gaza Flotilla that will attempt to break the blockade this spring. Start with your donation, then call your elected representatives to urge safe passage.

Potential Long Term Impact

Over 100 members of Al Basma club will benefit from the organization's improved capacity. In addition the 1.5 million people of Gaza will receive the shipment as a message of hope for the day Gaza will be opened and its economy revived.

Funding Information

This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Project Leader

Donna Baranski-walker

Executive Director
Palo Alto, California Palestine

Where is this project located?

Map of More Than Chocolates for Gaza