If you also see the value in this type of service, you can participate through your support. There are many ways that you can help. If you want to participate you can reach me through the "Contact Me" page or by email to [email protected]
Volunteer During the rest of the year I work to raise awareness of the occupation. You can help by arranging speaking engagements. I will work with you to determine the presentation that will work best for the group - large group or small - even a "house party" with three or four friends. I can use help with database / mailing management. I am also looking for venues where I can make Fair Trade / Organic Olive Oil and Olives available. And of course, if you would like to help organize fund-raising, I can really use your help.
I do not charge for my presentations and it is the donations from generous friends that help to cover expenses and make it possible to reach more people about the reality of occupation in Palestine. Financial contributions can easily be made through your PayPal account to [email protected] (choose the gift option). Website sponsors are also welcome. (Please note that gifts are not tax deductible.)
To volunteer in Palestine, it also takes the help of many friends for me to raise the funds needed to cover airfare, room and board, ground transportation, and incidental expenses. Just 300 supporters @ $10; or 150 supporters @ $20; or 60 supporters @ $50 can make a difference in the lives of farmers impacted by the occupation. All contributions help and are appreciated. [For 2012, I plan to return to Palestine for an extended stay, which increases the funding needed. Gifts of support for these costs are tax deductible through Paidia International. Instructions on how to contribute can be found on the project page.]
You can also donate to the JAI Olive Tree campaign, Keep Hope Alive to replace olive groves destroyed through settlement expansion. There are also many other worthwhile organizations that can use your help - for some ideas, check out my linkspage.
Thank you for partnering with me in this endeavor.