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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

90 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The PCRF brought 4 children from the Middle east to the Atlanta Area for treatment where they would not have gotten it in their native countries. I applaud this great effort by this organization and will continue to support them

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer in the PCRF, I am able to physical see and experience what this organization does for the patients and their families, no words can describe the rewards. What most do not anticipate when first exploring this great cause is the amount of courage and self discovery these patients experience. It has most definitely made me appreciative and humble to have been a part of these children's lives. I look forward to many more years of involvement with many more children hosted in Detroit, for they have changed my life and I can only hope to continue to try to change theirs for the better.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved with PCRF since 2007. I am currently an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and have been a part of three separate missions with PCRF to the West Bank. I have never met a group of people who are more compassionate and devoted to helping others than the PCRF team I have had the privilege of working with. The surgeons, anesthesiologist, social workers, organizers and support staff are all extremely dedicated people and truly care about serving those in need. I have also never met a group of people more appreciative of the service we are able to provide them, their hospitality is unmatched. I plan on continuing to join the PCRF team on missions to the West Bank on an annual basis. Organizations like PCRF are why I decided to follow this career path.

1 Ronald9

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, I volunteered for a mission to the Palestine city of Nablus on November 2013. I was totally impressed with the commitment from all the PCRF persons. We were treating children with dentofacial deformities.
I definitively will volunteer again, the patient's families were so grateful with all the team, and looking the simile of our patients after treatment is the best reward i have got so far product of my job.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am involved as an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon. I was honored to be a part of a team whose goal is to look after children who don't have options in their homeland. Travelling to the West Bank allows these children to be treated near their home and eases the burden that their dentofacial deformities have placed on them and their parents. The people are genuine and grateful. I will continue to volunteer for this charity

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with the PCRF for 5 years as an Oral and a Maxillofacial Surgeon; I have traveled annually to the West Bank city of Nablus to provide care to children affected by unfortunate facial deformities. I chose to continue volunteering with the PCRF because of the organization’s strong commitment to the health and well-being of these unfortunate children as well as their commitment to meeting the long term health needs of the society.
The PCRF provides our surgical team with the resources necessary to provide state of the art health care. The most valuable resource that is provided to us as health care providers is a strong network of social workers who go above and beyond to assure that the children and the families are supported in the preoperative, perioperative, and postoperative periods. Material resources such as surgical equipment and anesthesia support provided are comparable to those used in first world health care centers.
The most admirable goal of PCRF is the creation of a self-sustaining health care team locally. There is a strong commitment that I feel when I travel to the West Bank to the education and training of local surgeons, nurses, and social workers. PCRF’s commitment to this goal will bring a transformation to the quality of health care, as well as to the access to health care in the society.
This organization is one worth supporting. It has noble goals and operates with great transparency. I feel very privileged to be volunteering with this incredible team.

1 Bassant N.

Donor

Rating: 4

I can't speak enough about PCRF. It's an amazing organization that serves children in need who want to enjoy being normal, many children have become where they are in their lives now because of the dedicated hard working members, and surgeons who put their lives in risk to support this wonderful cause. I've attended many events for PCRF and I've seen the positive results and impact they achieve every year. I'm proud of you all, and keep up the hard work.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

My family has had a long history of supporting PCRF and for myself, the more I have learned about PCRF, the more impressed and committed I am to the mission and great work this humanitarian non-profit organization is doing. Real-life examples of changing lives. PCRF is one of my preferred and favorite charities. I look forward to sharing with my friends and colleagues and encourage them to support this great work. Kudos to all the chapters that are working together to help these youth with medical issues.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My first experience with PCRF was in January participating in their Climb of Hope campaign to take the first two teenage amputees to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. The leadership on Steve Sosebee and the compassion and energy of the local teams left me humbled, impressed and more connected to a non-profit more than ever before. PCRF accomplishes having a sense of urgency paired with thoughtfulness and an attitude of sharing and creating history that you feel compelled to be apart of. I look forward to staying involved for many, many years to come.

1 Yusef A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

There is no other organization I know that shows the results of the work you put in like this one. You not only get to see the children they bring from overseas who are in extreme need of medical attention but you are help these kids through every step. This organization changed so many lives, but my own has been forever influenced by these kids and these organisers. God bless the PCRF

1

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.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

As a longtime supporter of PCRF, I am especially sensitive to its mission and focus on helping needy children find the medical care they so desperately need. For years now -- first in Southern California and now in Atlanta -- i have witnessed first-hand the transformative nature of PCRF's humanitarian work. Whether it be on the children's faces when they take the first tentative step with their new prosthetic leg or the joy on their parents' faces at seeing their children achieve goals long-sought but only now realized, PCRF's mission and goals are constantly being reaffirmed. PCRF positively impacts all who come into contact with the organization, from the children and the families it serves to the donors and supporters and wonderful medical personnel who so altruistically give of themselves and their skills.

Fada' M.

Donor

Rating: 5

PCRF is an important charity to me. Its very close to my heart. Every year I look forward to attending this special event. I am always amazed by the work that doctors from all over the country do to all the Children that need medical assistance. It is the only charity that I trust and know that my money is going for a great cause. I feel very passionate about this event and I have also got my family and kids involved in it and now we all look forward together to attending this yearly event. I will continue to spread the word about this amazing charity in hopes that we get more and more people involved.
Fada Morrar

Donor

Rating: 5

I am very selective about the charities I support, and there is no doubt about PCRF. The more I learned about the organization, the more I felt confident that every penny I gave would go towards helping sick and injured children from the Middle East. I wholeheartedly support this organization.

Donor

Rating: 5

PCRF is the one charity I wholeheartedly support with confidence. They are trustworthy and do honorable work. It is also the one charity whose events my family and I look forward to attending year after year. They really allow you to get a transparent look at how and where your donations are going. I appreciate all the hard work and efforts of the PCRF founders and their volunteers. I look forward to many more years of continued support.

Abeer B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

When I first became involved I realized how transparent
PCRF is. Every penny that came to our chapter was documented as
Well as every expense we had. The volunteers are giving of their time to help children
with medical needs unconditionally.

GhadaElnajjar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was first introduced to PCRF 14 years ago, as a young organization in its early beginnings. I fell in love with PCRF and continue to be more in love with it for all the life saving medical care it provides to children in need, and for the life changing opportunities it provides to volunteers by giving them a great cause to be passionate about. The organization's main focus over the years has always been the children, and nothing else. I couldn't be more proud and more grateful that PCRF exists and that I am part of it.

Layla J.

Donor

Rating: 5

This is the one organziation I can trust where my money goes. May it grow and serve more kids freely around the country.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

One of the only charities I am fully comfortable donating and volunteering for. I have total trust that PCRF will always aim to keep adminstrative costs astoundingly low and give children in need the maximum benefits. So proud to be a part of this amazing organization!

Donor

Rating: 5

PCRF is an amazing organization that I have been supporting for years! Their mission is to help the small children in the middle east who have lost hope and bring them medical treatment that they never dreamed they will ever receive. I have also had the honor to meet a lot of the members of PCRF and seen first hand the amount of dedication and work they put into this organization just so they can help these kids. I can't speak enough about this organization and will always be a big supporter for them. Keep up the amazing work PCRF!!!