For many years the Palestine Cultural Day festival raised enough money to just cover the cost of the annual festival but since the formation of PAC-SF in 2014, the coalition dramatically increased the amount of money raised annually enabling PAC-SF to also offer Palestinians humanitarian aid and contribute to projects promoting Palestinian culture and heritage.
In 2020, PAC-SF helped raise $25,000 to send supplies to help fight Covid-19 in Palestine through the AFRHSN Medical Mission. While the whole world is struggling with COVID-19, Palestine, with its scarce resources and densely packed population, desperately needs testing kits, masks, ventilators, protective gear and sanitizers.
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In 2017, PAC-SF donated $40,000 toward the Al-Bayyara Playground Project, sponsored by Taawon.org, Bank of Palestine, and Muna and Basem Hishmeh with the money funding four playgrounds — two in Ramallah, one in Al-Bireh, and one in Bethlehem.
The playgrounds provided much-needed space for the children of Palestine to play outdoors in a safe and natural environment and find relief from daily struggles.
Other funders included the Bank of Palestine, Muna and Basem Hishmeh, the Ramallah and Bethlehem Municipalities, Welfare Associates, ANERA (American Near East Refugee Aid), Taawon, Ibrahim Wadih Takla, Farouk, Fundacion Palestina Belen 2000, the San Francisco Palestinian Community and the United Palestinian Appeal.
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In 2016, PAC- SF partnered with Rebuilding Alliance and Right to Movement to fund a mission led by Palestinian marathon runners who came to Silicon Valley to petition Google and Apple to include Palestinian villages on their maps. As a result, all 268 villages in Area C were listed on Google Maps. PAC covered the hotel expenses for all the runners.
Palestine doesn’t exist on Google or Apple Maps.
These marathon runners want to change that. pic.twitter.com/kN4eibEK5G
— AJ+ (@ajplus) October 18, 2016
Starting in 2015, PAC-SF has partnered with a Medical Mission sponsored by the American Federation of Ramallah Palestine’s Human Services Network to support the construction of a cleft lip and cleft palate clinic in Gaza.
Thus far, we have donated $43,000, to this effort; however, because of obstacles placed by the government of Israel, the money was used in the following ways at the Jordanian Field Hospital in Gaza.
$16,431 went toward converting storage rooms that were converted into extra recovery rooms to accommodate the overflow of patients.
$15,023 went toward the rehabilitation and upgrade of the operating room
$17,574 Rehabilitation and upgrade and furnishing of six patient rooms
The balance went towards the rehabilitation and upgrade of the ICU there, with additional donations by the United Palestinian Appeal, which supports this hospital in its mission to provide free services to the residents of the Gaza Strip.