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. Registration fees are $25 for an individual or $90 for a team of four. These fees include 2 hours of bowling, shoe rentals and a beverage! You can’t beat that deal!

So get a team together and enjoy a great time bowling while helping a great cause. Last year everyone had a blast, and this year will be no different. To register for “Bowling for Water” please contact Justin Filla at [email protected]. To contribute, please send your checks made out to Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA) and note they are for the Maia Project, to the PJALS office at 35 W. Main, 99201.