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It’s time to Bowl for Water!

by Justin Filla Tuesday, Oct 30, 2012 | 9:21pm | Comment on this

children drinkingLast year, through the fun of “Bowling for Water” and donations, we raised $4,000 to purchase a water system for a pre-school and kindergarten in the city of Khan Younis, in Gaza. This year we are at it again! We want to raise buy another water purification/ desalination system for children and their families in Gaza.

Roughly 90% of the water in the Gaza Strip is polluted and undrinkable, so these systems are greatly needed. The systems are built and installed by Palestinian companies with 80% of the materials being local. So not only are you helping to provide drinking water for a preschool or kindergarten, but you are also helping out their local economy. So far this project has installed 38 units at kindergartens and UN schools in Palestinian refugee camps, providing 30,000 children with clean, safe drinking water.

“Bowling for Water” will be on Saturday, December 1st at 4:00pm at the North Bowl, 125 W. Sinto. Read more »

Clean Water for the Children of Gaza – A PJALS Success Story!

by Sheila Fox Thursday, Jun 28, 2012 | 3:15pm | Comment on this

by Sheila Fox

Maia water projectLast December, the Palestine-Israel Human Rights Committee (PIHRC) figured out a fun way to raise money for a very serious problem: A bowl-a-thon called “Bowling For Water!” With this event and contributions from members like you, we successfully raised the $4,000 needed to purchase a purification and desalination unit for Atfal Al-Ghad (Children of Tomorrow) pre-school and kindergarten in the city of Khan Younis, a refugee camp and village in Gaza! But we’re not done yet! Read more »