PaliRoots and Penny Appeal USA teamed up to do a charity run in Bethlehem from March 24-29th, 2019, to raise awareness and funds to grow more olive trees in the West Bank. Over 3,000 olive trees were planted on 30 farms in Ramallah.
A Brighter Future for Palestine.
The efforts and attention of PaliRooters continues to touch the lives of thousands each year. We support Palestine by not only donating meals to Gazan children, but by organizing high-impact campaigns. These are directed to raise money for projects which demand the consideration of those around the world.
We understand that a project won’t succeed unless we’ve put in the many hours of well-deserved attention, research, and care into each. The result is a collective of PaliRooters empowered through sustainable partnerships, on-the-ground coverage, impact reports, and accountability.
To date, PaliRoots raised and donated $3,401,711.79 towards charitable causes. Our community has donated to campaigns for Clean Water, Feeding Families, Toys For Eid, Chemotherapy Drugs, Tree Planting, Water Tankers, Winter Bundles (Clothes), as well as Backpacks & School Supplies for children in refugee camps.
Inquire with non-profit organizations and identify the project that is needed for Palestine, including what type of aid - For example: clean water, food, other supplies/resources
Set up a crowdfunding campaign
Promote the fundraiser by raising awareness using social media, influencers and groups
Distribute aid, document impact and share with the PaliRoots community!
Explore Current Challenges Facing Palestinians.
The average income in Gaza was $1,826 in 2018 (World Bank Report).
Over 70% of Gaza lives below the poverty line.
60% of the youth are unemployed.
80% of the population are on some form of social assistance.
According to UNRWA, 94% of schools run a double shift system, with one group attending in the morning and the other in the afternoon.
The 2014 conflict damaged 547 schools, kindergartens and colleges, which have yet to be rebuilt.
Gaza has one of the highest population densities in the world. On average, 5,479 people live in every square kilometer. The current population of Gaza is expected to hit 2.2 million by the end of the decade and 3.1 million by 2030.
Gaza has one of the world’s youngest populations, with more than 40% younger than 15 years old.
More than one million people in Gaza are classified as "moderately-to-severely food insecure,” according to the UN, despite many receiving some form of food aid.
Gazans can only fish within a certain distance of the shore. The UN says that if the restriction was lifted, it could provide more employment and an affordable source of protein for the people of Gaza.
Power cuts are an everyday occurance in Gaza. On average, Gazans get only three to six hours of electricity per day.
Offshore, there is a gas field which the UN says could provide all the territory’s power needs if it were developed. Any surplus can be put into development.
Gaza has little rain and no major freshwater source to replenish its underground water supplies, which are not large enough to keep up with demand.
While most of Gaza households are a piped water network, the World Bank says supply is inconsistent and often poor quality. 97% of Gaza household depend on water delivered by tanker trucks.
Sewage is a major problem. Although 78% of households are connected to public sewage networks, treatment plants are overloaded. 90 million liters of partially treated and raw sewage is pumped into the Mediterranean and open ponds daily - meaning 95% of groundwater in the strip is polluted.
There is risk that this sewage can flow into the streets which could cause further health problems in the territory.
The UN Says that Gaza could become uninhabitable by 2020.
Building Trust, Building Hope.
Giving makes the world go round. Transparency is essential to making sure the giving keeps going. We place great importance on personally knowing and meeting the non-profit organizations we work with. After discovering what the needs are of each project’s recipients, PaliRoots and our partners ensure the delivery of charitable assets via on-the-ground distribution.
Each completed campaign is accompanied by an impact video, further demonstrating to PaliRooters the powerful influence they have, as well as inspiring our community of supporters to look brightly towards the next project. Details for all the work we have completed can be found by visiting Our Projects.