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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

43 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

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.

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

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.

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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Donor

Rating: 5

tgis organization is definitely a life changing one, for the recipients of the service, the volunteers and for donors. I don't have much faith in many organizations, except for this one. I've now made it a point to include some sort of PCRF benefit when I can by garnering donations from everyone I know. It's run by fantastic, ethical and selfless people and all the volunteers are the same. Every organization that exists should take a look at the PCRF and emulate its structure as much as possible.

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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!

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.

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.

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 !

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.

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

1 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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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 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!

3 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

1 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

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.

1

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.

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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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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.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The kids are nothing short of amazing! They are children, and not patients. When they cry, we comfort them; when they are in pain, we hold them and then when they smile, we smile too. We salute them for their bravery and take pride when they reach their milestones. You cannot help but fall in love.