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Palestine Children's Relief Fund

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Causes: International, International Development, International Relief

Mission: The Palestine Children's Relief Fund is a registered non-political, non-profit, 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization that was established in 1991 by concerned people in the U.S. to address the medical and humanitarian crisis facing Palestinian youths in the Middle East.

Target demographics: provide sick and injured kids with the specialized surgery, humanitarian aid and medical care that isn't available to them locally.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 8,000 Palestinian, Syrian, Jordanian, Iraqi and Lebanese children get the humanitarian aid and care that they needed.

Geographic areas served: Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Jordan

Programs: Free medical treatment for injured and sick children from the middle east, providing medical and humanitarian services to thousands of children annually, regardless of religion, nationality, or race. The PCRF is working to build pediatric oncology departments at local hospitals in the West Bank and Gaza Strip to care for children with cancer. We also arrange 130 volunteer medical missions from all over the world to provide free care for sick and injured children in their local hospitals, free of charge. We also send dozens of children abroad for free care each year.

Community Stories

122 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

3 Faris A.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I'm one of the first injured kids who got help by this wonderful organization ( I'm not a kid any more ) without them I have no life and they restore my life and my believes in humanity , I love you Steve Sosbee to death you are an angel and a god gift to all of us even you root for the tribe

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Donor

Rating: 5

Transparent organization. Love all the success stories

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered as a nurse with PCRF 5 times in the last few years. This organization led by Steve Sosebee is the best run charity that I have experienced. The vast number of children that have been helped are a testament to Steve's mission and vision. I am proud to have been a small part of the work that is being done.

2 Husam S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

PCRF actively seeks to find the disadvantaged children that suffer from chronic diseases and other birth defects. Two weeks ago, a post on social media talked about 2 kids who are diagnosed with cancer and are not getting their chemotherapy due to their family’s poor financial situation. Within one week, the family was approached by PCRF and the kids were admitted to Huda AlMasri Cancer Department. This is just a small example of PCRF’s major influence in the Palestinian lands.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great organization! PCRF changes lives. I saw this many times with all the projects that are being implemented in Palestine and the Middle East.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

The work that this organization has done for Palestinian children and other non Palestinian children in need of medical care is truly humbling .. I’ve personally met several children that have been able to come to the U.S and recieve care at several hospitals all because of the work of amazing volunteers that are dedicated to Pcrf .

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

PCRF is one of the most ethically and professionally run nonprofit organizations out there. I have been a volunteer for about 5 years and I love seeing and being a part of their amazing work.

2 Intesar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The best charity out there to care for children in the Levant. I volunteer with this organisation and know the great work that is being don’t on daily basis and believe in their mission

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My review of PCRF as a follower and lately a volunteer might be biased because of my extra ordinarily satisfying personal experience. My volunteer work with PCRF allowed me to see in person the enormous positive life changing effect their good work has on children. I was a fan way before I started volunteering. Now, I am a believer.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Best charity that I have ever been associated with. Knowing that there is little to no overhead and that the funds go to helping innocent children receive medical care, makes donating and volunteering to PCRF easy.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Best charity that I have been a part of. People all work together for the common goal of helping children who desperately need medical care.

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4 Abdelazeeznoman

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

07/02/2020 The PCRF working hard with the Palestinian children and refugees people in the Middle East, and they change thousands of children’s life every year.
Really the PCRF is the best NGO in the Middle East.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The greatest organization, help all the children who need to medical, humanitarian and physically needs in Palestine and Arabic work...
Really really amazing and great organization

3 YHamed

Volunteer

Rating: 5

PCRF is an amazing organization that I’ve personally dealt with for over the past 25 years. I’ve seen firsthand accounts on the children that they help. I love that they give their sponsors and the people who donate real life images of all the children that have been helped.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

PCRF is an amazing organization that you see results from first hand. In the Michigan area we have hosted many children and have been able to change the lives of multiple children. The group of volunteers are amazing and very supportive. Pcrf is one of the very few organizations that I give my time or money . I believe in this organization and would definitely recommend others to participate and or donate.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Amazing organization with clear vision, smart and diverse board members that are willing to do what’s needed to improve & better the lives of so many children who need love, support, and medical attention . I'm in my fifth year as volunteer with PCRF and it has been a life-changing experience.
Again , PCRF is a an excellent and well run nonprofit organization. I recommend PCRF to anyone looking to donate to a worthy cause.

Yasmeen M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with PCRF for over three years now. It has been an absolutely incredible experience for me, and being able to see the kids we help and save first hand is extremely heart warming and a one of a kind experience. PCRF is the most transparent, straight forward non-profit that allows you the comfort and knowledge of knowing exactly where the money you are donating will be put to use. I will continue to serve as a volunteer for this organization as long as I possibly can!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Working with the PCRF has been a life changing experience for me. I was fortunate enough to be involved in a leg prosthetic case in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The PCRF staff did an amazing job in prepping us on the case and guiding us through the process of receiving medical treatment and recovery. This organization is bringing hope and light back into these children’s lives and improving their quality of life.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was first introduced to this organization while volunteering for another not for profit. Throughout my teenage and adult life, I have always been involved in many different humanitarian organizations but none like this one. They have paved the road to be involved in a way like no other. I was given the opportunity to open my home for a young girl who was just 8 years old, traveling over 3 countries alone, to get medical attention, my daughters and I have learned so much from this experience that I couldn't even begin to word it. I have met the CEO, the Board of Directors, the many volunteers, and in every aspect, you can think of their mission is truly and purely humanitarian, no strings attached. As human beings, we all in one way or another need a helping hand, from as small as a kind word to as big as a life-altering surgery, and the PCRF is that helping hand that we all need. It opens the doors to the children, to our future, it gives them a smile, a different perspective and looks at life. I can just go on forever and ever and I still couldn't describe the amazing work that they do, they people behind the scenes, those on the ground and the common goal, whether it's dealing with their employees or the children in need. IT SCREAMS IT LIVES IT BREATHS HUMANITARIAN!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a member of the Rutgers University chapter, my engagement with this organization has provided not only a sense of purpose to me as an individual, but also the platform to serve an underrepresented population of children that are in dire need of care. I couldn’t be more proud of my attachment to this organization.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

PCRF is an amazing humanitarian organization. This is an organization is concerned with the wellbeing of all children regardless of religion, race or ethnic origin. This is a transparent and active organization that is doing great work around the world!

1 Walla O.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

PCRF has changed my life. As a Palestinian American, I feel a strong sense of responsibility to help my people back home who are not as lucky to be in a country where they can prosper. PCRF gives me an outlet to see and touch the children from Palestine and Middle East and help them beyond donating on a website. I’m able to meet the travel abroad patients face to face or I’m able to visit the cancer departments. I don’t know any other organization that provides that kind of community and so grateful to be part of PCRF.

1 Nad D.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Thank you for all the work you do! We really Lear’s a lot and look forward to working further with PCRF.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

Im very happy to work with u guys and very proud of all of u for all of u hard work to help our kids in Palestine

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am so proud to be part of this organization! PCRF makes huge impact on the Palestinian children’s life!

1 Hayat R.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It all began from word of mouth; there was an incredible organization that helped kids in Middle East get the healthcare they have a right to. During one of the benefit dinners, I was hooked. The impression the CEO left on me that night was, “I want to help this organization in any way I can.” The care and respect they give these kids, from cancer patients to amputees, was exceptional. I was happy to donate and volunteer as much as I could. I was impressed by the fact that the PCRF is fueled by an outpouring of support from all over the world and the smiles on the faces of kids in Syria to Gaza who finally get the medicine and care they need, was all I needed to continue my support for the PCRF.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is one of the best run organizations in the US that is dedicated to help Palestinian Children and their families. I am happy to have been able to volunteer with them on occasion. They are organized, communicative and transparent.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

PCRF is an incredible non profit organization, I was honored to work along with many amazing people whom i met through PCRF that became like family, PCRF is a dedicated organization helping children in the middle east through medical missions, PCRF is the healing hand to those helpless children, I will always be a supporter.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Working with the PCRF has had an incredible impact on the empathic ability and cultural competency of medical students at my university. Volunteering with this non-profit has helped medical students improve and deepen their understanding of professionalism, humanism, and how to best serve marginalized and underserved children abroad. The PCRF is an exceptional model for how all children of our world deserve to be treated with dignity, love, care, and respect.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Amazing non profit that helps so many children in need of medical care. I have been a supporter of them for many years and was able to volunteer in their fundraising events. It warms my heart to know all these amazing and passionate human beings exist working day and night to help those beautiful children. Thank you for all you do!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm amazed at all the work they do. They show their work with their results and have helped so many children. This organization's capabilities, passion and love for their work goes beyond descriptive words or phrases. The PCRF is never shy to explain why each dollar is raised, nor are they timid to explain the diseases children in Palestine have and why they need your help. This organization is transparent and the CEO works just as hard as his volunteers and staff to ensure the objectives are met ,to the tee. I will forever be greatful for the work they do.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The kind of work that is done cannot be comparable to any other organization. What a great organization this is! It’s transparent and does so much for children. I’m proud to call myself a volunteer

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the privilege to volunteer with the PCRF for over 5 years and have seen first hand the difference it has made in children's lives. Great organization, and very much needed!!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

They always do what they promise to do with their donations. They are a wholesome and caring organization from top to bottom. Their transparency is impressive!!!

2 Amy N.2

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been on the PCRF Rutgers chapter board for two years now. I can honestly say it's been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. PCRF is consistently a top rated charity, and I am proud to work for such an effective and transparent organization.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

PCRF has helped our community bring three children from the Middle East for medical care in Columbus Ohio. I have also personally seen the facilities in Palestine that are helping children locally to better their lives

2 Gregory S.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a frequent volunteer since the year 2000 for PCRF in all the mideast regions that they serve. I am thankful for and amazed at the dedication this organization has to serving all the people in the areas they serve. This is an effective and exemplary organization delivering medical services and other needed educational and social services to these regions.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Such a great organization that dedicated themselves to our most needed children. Thank you for all you do.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

I have visited PCRFs first Cancer department for children in Palestine first hand to see the amazing work done to help these sick children. I have seen children come to the US and then return home after life changing surgery.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was honored to work with the PCRF as a Volunteer Nurse. Visiting Families in Palestine I saw firsthand the hard work, dedication and respect the staff had for everyone they encountered. They are a wonderful Humanitarian Organization!
Janet Kovacs RN

2 Nadia H.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

A great organization, helping thousands of children in need in the Middle East by providing them medical and humanitarian assistance like any other organization in the area.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the privilege of serving many sick and injured children, from Palestine, Syria and Jordan, who couldn’t afford medical treatment in their homeland, through volunteering with The PCRF in Dubai. The transparency, commitment and love shown from everyone involved in running the organization, made not only me, but all the parties I worked with, individuals and corporates, want to give more as we were able to witness firsthand, how the donations were being used in the most efficient and transparent manner. PCRF has changed the lives of many children in the Middle East and I am humbled to have been part of it.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

An amazing organization doing groundbreaking work in the Middle East

2 Shadin M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

PCRF is the best humanitarian charity out there. As a volunteer, I met several of the children that have been helped by the PCRF.. I have seen the selfless devotion and sacrifices of the doctors, and the impact of their work directly. Exery dollar donated is used most efficiently to the care of the children. I'm a supporter for life!

2

Donor

Rating: 5

An amazing organization that works endlessly to help children in need!

2 Kevin John H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am an anesthesiologist from United States. I have worked on nineteen PCRF surgical teams, serving children and adults in Gaza, the West Bank and refugee camps in Lebanon. The teams are lean: one or more surgeons, an anesthesiologist, as many as two nurses. This is possible because we are very well supported by the network of PCRF social workers and program managers. PCRF provides vital specialty surgery (urology, neurosurgery, plastic surgery, hand and orthopaedic care) and does so in a cost effective manner. In this photo we are taking down a dressing on a child who had hand surgery three days previously.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Palestine Children's Relief Fund is an incredible organization that I have been fortunate to volunteer with for about 3 years now. As a physician on medical missions with them, I find them extremely skilled at locating and accessing children across the middle east with the greatest needs, organizing an approach to provide services to them, fundraising on a grassroots level to avoid the conflicts of governmental funds, and being both transparent and incredibly efficient in their use of those funds. I strongly recommend them as an NGO for any healthcare provider, donor, or community organizer to donate their time and/or money to.

3 Suhail F.

Client Served

Rating: 4

As a medical missions coordinator at PCRF ince 20 years ago last year PCRF medical missions more than 125 all over West Bank, Gaza and Lebanon
These missions served thousands of kids are in need of this service which is not available locally.

2 Mohamed A.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have seen first hand the impact on the overall wellbeing and confidence that Pcrf has had on the children they have treated. Scars of trauma are a hindrance to the development of children, which are often not very costly to treat. But with the limited resources that these families have - the help of charities such as th Pcrf does a long way in changing their lives. Pcrf is a wonderful charity whose dedication of its staff and volunteers has affected the lives of thousands of children in the Middle East for the better !

1 Lana N.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What's beautiful about the PCRF.. is that the team works with such heart and soul. They've been around for a while, but have NEVER lost their passion and commitment to healing those precious tiny humans. They've made their approach powerfully personal.. I feel so connected to the children I'm supporting when I receive video updates of how they're progressing. I can not recommend a better and purer organization than this one. Utmost gratitude to all of you at the PCRF.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

We are the first and the only INGOs in bring specialized medical missions to Palestine and the refugee camps in Lebanon in order to conduct operations free of charge for children. For me working over 20 years at PCRF is an honor, I wish more success and thanks for all our volunteers from all over the world.

2 Hussam S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great organization. Great leadership. Growing steadily and fast. Very transparent when it comes to financials and results. Drives to make a difference in the children lives who are in need of medical attention. Check to see if you have a local chapter nearby to support their efforts.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This is an exceptional Charity operating with the support of a wide network of volunteers composed of medical professionals and non medical field professionals from all over the world and staff presence in West Banks, Gaza, Jordan, Lebanon and the USA.
Thousands and thousands of children's medical and humanitarian needs have been met because of the PCRF and its various projects and campaigns. 25 years of serving the children the Middle East and counting.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

through the PCRF; I knew I was capable of doing something to those who were in need even though I was not an influential character; a millionaire or a doctor. I was an ordinary person who is capable of adding something of value to lives of others.

2 Writer

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've been following PCR and their amazing work for a while now. I am overwhelmed with the unselfish work they do providing excellent medical care and humanitarian aid for sick and injured children, regardless of nationality or religion. I share their stories with family and friends every chance I get. PCR is a true example of the humanity each of us should have.

3 Samir A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

PCRF is the premier organization providing medical care to the children of the Middle East. The organization and grass roots funding for pcrf is phenomenal. I have served on medical missions with the organization, and I am a member of the Chicago chapter. I love everything about PCRF, and I am honored to be a part of such an extraordinary organization!

4 Fatima A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Before I started volunteering for the PCRF I didn't believe in Humanitarian organizations. The PCRF has changed my life completely. Their only goal is to help provide care and heal every child in the Middle East. I have seen children's life change for the better
Please continue to support this amazing organization

2 Dalal H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I became involved with PCRF when I was in university, and have been involved for years now. It is a great organization to support because it has local chapters across the world, meaning that it not only has a grassroots component, but that anyone can join. It is a great way to become familiar with your local community while making the world a better place. PCRF is an honest organization that has received 4 stars from Charity Navigator for years due to the fact that your money actually goes to what you donate it to: their mission to help sick kids in the Middle East. It is my favorite charity hands down.

1 Maya H.

Donor

Rating: 5

A sui generis foundation with a cause that goes above and beyond mere charitable support. It is a foundation that aims for funding humanity through collective benevolence, love and care.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been on medical missions for PCRF and they do exactly what they say they do and so much more. Amazing people doing amazing work for the most beautiful children in the world.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

Whenever a friend of mine is in a charitable mood and asks for a recommendation of a worthy recipient, I always respond with four letters- PCRF. They are transparent, efficient, friendly, and do great work. They always provide updates on how your contributions are being used, and make you feel connected and inspired in their actions- helping children!

3 Steve169

Board Member

Rating: 5

They are providing excellent medical care and humanitarian aid for sick and injured children, regardless of nationality or religion.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Life changing charity to many kids in need. Regardless of their race, religion, nationality or age PCRF is dedicated to help children that are either a victim of war or born with a congenital disease , deformity or illness . PCRF changed so many kids lives to the better and will continue to do so. It was very touching to me to see what they have done so far and it was a life changing experianceً.

2 Kayed Y.

Donor

Rating: 5

PCRF is a well organized charity that helps all kid regardless of religion or origin in the middle east. I have seen the work this charity first hand . Over the years , I met with the doctors that treated kids in the middle east, met with kids who left their families for a long period of time , to come to the states for treatment , which they stay with host family's. Can't express my Feelings what PCRF do for the kids in need. Keep up the great work , will always have my support.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My family has been actively involved with the PCRF chapter in Atlanta since 2011. For the past two years, my son has served as Youth Coordinator for the Atlanta chapter. My family of six has attended PCRF's two well-organized and highly successful fundraising Galas, has helped host children who have traveled to Atlanta to be treated, and have volunteered and attended many of PCRF-Atlanta's activities in the past almost three years.

Not only has it been immeasurably rewarding to see how well monies raised are used, our whole family has learned much about the culture and politics of this region of the world. We have benefited from helping to welcome two children from the West Bank who traveled to Atlanta to receive medical treatment.

PCRF is an organization that truly merits every dollar that is given to support its cause to provide free medical care to youth from the Middle East, without regard to politics, race or religion.

Christine Solomon

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

My first experience with PCRF was this April attending their fundraising dinner event in Chicago. I was impressed by the level of organization and professionalism. I believe that this organization is doing great work helping Children in Gaza. I admire the amount of work and dedication that the members of this organization are offering for its cause.

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Donor

Rating: 5

PCRF is an incredible organization that focuses on the hardest hit war torn areas and provides essential supplies and life saving care to those most at need. Thier unwavering dedication and efforts are awe-inspiring. Those that head and volunteer at PCRF are truly selfless and caring individuals that only look to do the best for these children.

2 Diya A.

Donor

Rating: 5

PCRF is an organization that has made a world of difference for children who knew nothing but cruelty of the world around them. The people who make up PCRF are truly selfless humans who have ascended beyond any bias or discrimination to help people who have been ignored by all including by humanity itself.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

It's great to be a part of an organization that helps children of any age, culture in need of medical care. The group of volunteers are dedicated and compassionate about the cause.