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Rawdat El-Zuhur
A Haven for Palestinian Children
To facilitate gifts to Rawdat El-Zuhur from the USA, tax-free donations can be mailed to Embrace the Children of Palestine, Inc. (a foundation for the friends of Rawdat El-Zuhur), at the following address:

Embrace the Children of Palestine, Inc.

3410 Wisteria Court

Birmingham, AL 35216

Attn: Lana Kurtz

OR: donate online at www.etcpalestine.com 

The great news is that Embrace the Children of Palestine is now part of Amazonís AmazonSmile program. This program donates 0.5 percent of the cost of all purchases to the customerís charity of choice, at no extra cost. If you shop at www.smile.amazon.com and select Embrace the Children of Palestine, Inc., you are helping support Rawdat El Zuhur.

More detailed information about this program can be found at http://smile.amazon.com/gp/chpf/about/ref=smi ge ri lm raas

At the initiative of our friends Samia Halaby, the renowned Palestinian Artist, Nahida Halaby Gordon, and Lana Kurtz we are pleased to inform you that a foundation for the friends of Rawdat El-Zuhur in the USA has been established under the name of Embrace the Children of Palestine, Inc. It is registered under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501 (c) (3) exempt from federal income tax.

The officers of this foundation are:

Samia Halaby, President

Nahida Halaby Gordon, Vice President

Lana Kurtz, Secretary/Treasurer

Friends who wish to continue sending their gifts through

The Global Ministries of the United Church of Christ and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) may still do so.

If you wish to sponsor a child at Rawdat through Global Ministries of the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ),you can do this on line through the following link: http://www.globalministries.org/child_sponsorship 

When you sponsor a child at Rawdat your contribution will be applied towards your sponsored childís education at a monthly rate of$30.00.

You will receive an acknowledgment from  the student and Rawdat El-Zuhur. 100% of your designated gifts go to your sponsored child.  Please make your checks payable to Global Ministries earmarked for the Global Ministries Child Sponsorship program.  Additional options include Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) and automatic credit card gifts.   Check payments will receive receipts for all check payment.  Electronic payment and credit card gifts will receive annual statement in January for the previous yearís gifts. 


For gifts from friends in the UK who are eligible to have added Gift Aid tax onto the donation to a charity, can do so through

Palcrafts UK

Account No.  00191525

a/c  sort code 80-06-20

We are very grateful for Palcrafts for giving our friends this opportunity. Please ask info@hadeel.org for the special form which needs to be completed and sent to Palcrafts UK at the address below in order for the Gift Aid to be claimed.

The Treasurer
Palcrafts UK

123 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 4JN
www.hadeel.org; 01312251922
Palcrafts charity No. SC 033983
Hadeel is an importing and trading member of the British Association for Fair Trade Shops and Suppliers.


Other gifts from the UK and Europe may be sent to our London Bank at the following address:


Branch : London

35 Park Lane


London W1K 1RB

Account No :1003-570060

Swift Code: ARABGB2L


(USD)                             GB89 ARAB 6083 0957 0060 03

(Sterling pound)            GB46 ARAB 6083 0957 0060 01