Date / Duration : 09 August 2014
TOTAL: 82,800.00 ZAR to Gift of Givers Foundation

Gaza and the West Bank are home to one of history’s longest-running humanitarian crises. Violence and isolation have devastated the economy and social service systems, forcing nearly 50% of the population into poverty. The damage inflicted on Gaza’s power and water infrastructure has led to acute water shortages and no electricity for days. Whatever water is available is not sufficient for basic hygiene and even the drinking water is not of a good quality, making it unsuitable to drink. This war on Gaza has left 2080 people massacred in the strip, 560 of them children, 255 women and 79 aged. More than 12 000 injured and 330 000 children psychologically traumatised. Rising sewage levels combined with a lack of clean water, fuel, and other necessities puts thousands of people in Gaza in serious risk everyday. Schools and businesses have been destroyed while many homes continue to be demolished. The 2014 massacre in the Gaza strip left over 520,000 people homeless out of a population of 1.8 million. With over 200 000 homes destroyed the cost to rebuild will run into hundreds of thousands of dollars if not millions.

Colours of Hope launched its second running project on 19 August 2014- Project Palestine. A fund created to remain open for the upliftment of the people in West Bank and Gaza especially, as well as surrounding areas in Palestine. A donation was made to the Save Gaza Project founded by Dr. Basel Abu Warda from Gaza, for providing wheelchairs to the al-Shams school for the disabled.

COH collaborated with individual volunteers to present the Operation Save Gaza Fundraiser which took place on 28 September 2014 at the Image lIfestyle Venue in Johannesburg, South Africa. It was a day of remembering the struggle of the Palestinian people with appearances and speeches made by Dr. Tamer al-Massri (media & cultural officer for the Palestinian Embassy in SA), Nabeela Ismail of the Media Review Network, to name but a few. Items were auctioned later in the main hall and proved to be fruitful.

Help us help the people of Gaza and the underprivileged in Palestine. Your continued support and donations are valued. Donate now to Project Palestine. Please state whether lillaah or zakaah and project name. For e.g. Pal Lillaah or Pal Zakaah.