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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

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

PCRF has done an amazing job bringing our fellow brothers and sisters the help they need, i always come to tears of joy just seeing a smile on them. I hope one day a can volunteer to help one of these childeren. Keep up the great work . GOD BLESS YOU ALL for every thing you have done for these children.

1 Tami9

Donor

Rating: 5

PCRF is a great organization doing everything it can to ensure kids in the Middle East get the medical they need to have a life without pain and disease. They have volunteers who fearlessly go to areas that politically unstable to provide top notch medical care.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been volunteering with PCRF for over 5 years now, and what attracted me to it is its transparency & efficiency in getting the help to those who need it the most regardless of religion, ethnicity or social background. Its quite a humbling experience when you meet the kids themselves and see how their recovery progresses and how high their spirits remain. The beautiful thing about PCRF is that the more familiar you become with its work on the ground in the Middle East, the more you see how great of an impact it has on thousands of children's lives every year!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I did not hesitate to volunteer for PCRF the first time I heard about the organization. Many kids in the Middle East are left in the cold and thanks to PCRF for providing them with medication and a piece of mind. Steve & Huda god bless both of you for the amazing job you do to the kids. I will keep donating, spreading the word, volunteering as long as this organization is in existence..

steve101

Board Member

Rating: 5

The PCRF is one of the most active, respected, transparent and hard-working nonprofits providing medical care for sick and injured kids in the Middle East. Each year, thousands of children get free medical care that they otherwise would not get, at very minimal admin costs.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

PCRF is one miraculous organization existing on earth! Saving the lives of many children who either cannot afford their treatment or dont have access to it. By caring for these children, they are giving them their childhood and hope for life back. What can I say to thank them and praise them enough for that?! I can't. I will just continue to support them for everything they do.

As a future nurse, my dream is to volunteer with PCRF one day and be part of this great humanitarian team.
God Bless everyone who has contributed their time and skills to help save the lives of our children.
And God bless PCRF for all that they do! :) You are all amazing!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have read and heard lots about this organization, and nothing but good came out of it. Though recently, I saw first hand what they are all about. I applied and was accepted to be a host mother for one of the many children they sent abroad for medical treatment. Before the young 8 year old girl arrived here in the United States, and into my home; I was touched and speechless, to the dedication and sincerity the local chapter Volunteers had. They go above and beyond what a volunteer is, and I can only thank them for opening up my eyes even more. I am whole heartily dedicated to this organization in everything that they do.

My four month experience with hosting this young girl impacted so many people, as was I, but I was impacted most by how smooth, how considerate, how loving, how dedicated each and everyone of these Volunteers were in handling this case, and to think they not only had this one case at the time, they had about a dozen others, lets not also forget about their daily home and work life. From the 'head honcho' CEO Steve Sosebee to the PR lady whom I adore following me around with her camera, and the ones who I never met only through email, the are all number 1 in my book. I have dealt with over a dozen organizations, and nothing hit home or felt right like this one!! God Bless Them for all what they do. Keep Up the Amazing Work!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I visited the PCRF in Palestine recently for three weeks and I was given a tour by President and CEO Steve Sosebee. He showed me the ICU unit in Makassad Hospital where PCRF brings doctors from around the globe to perform open-heart surgeries on children, a one of a kind program in Palestine. I was also shown where PCRF was to build the first-ever cancer department in Beit Jala, which is in Bethlehem. I visited the homes of families who PCRF had already helped and those that were eagerly waiting for their children to be treated. We gave toys away to sick children in Makassad Hospital, Sosebee's daughters gave them to the sick children. And, I visited the staff in West Bank, and met the Program Manager from Gaza, Suheil.

As my trip neared it's end, I was amazed at the organization. I met teams of medical professionals that arrived to perform cardiac surgery, an Italian and a Belgian team. I heard their stories and how their inspiration came to them. I heard how Steve, single handedly, approached doctors one by one to recruit them to this worthwhile organization. I was touched and will never stop helping the PCRF in any way possible.