Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Rebuilding Hope, Rebuilding Homes

The Rebuilding Alliance is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that rebuilds homes and communities in regions of war and occupation.

We also seek to create alliances and to bring together individuals around the world to build peace and community.

Our projects are symbols of hope that help rebuild shattered communities and offer people around the world immediate ways to make peace, starting with the tangible support of a family's right to a home.

We are currently working on the 2nd home in The Rachel Corrie Rebuilding Campaign in Gaza. I am asking you to join me in rebuilding homes and hope as Palestinians, Israelis, Americans and others come together to create change.

Join me in celebrating possibility as I approach my goal of 50k, $2000 (for The Rebuilding Alliance) and 30 years of life! I want no gifts, just a lot of giving. Simply go to www.rebuildingalliance.org to make a donation.

Every amount helps. Here are a few suggestions.

Over $50 - You Rock My World Gift
$50 - Run With Me Gift ($1 for every Kilo being run)
$30 - Birthday Gift ($1 for every year of my life)
$5 - Every Gift is Important Gift

There are many wonderful organizations out there making a difference -- just give, if you can.

Donation FAQ

"I want to give! BUT....

"I don't wish to be added to any group's mailing list or receive any email or mail appeals to give more. "

When you donate through The Rebuilding Alliance (TRA) site (for instance via the link here in my blog), you can specify in the comment box at the bottom of the page that you do not wish to be added to their mailing list. I am in direct contact with the Executive Director of the Rebuilding Alliance. Feel free to email me as well, and I will reiterate your wish not to be contacted.

"I would prefer not to give online for security reasons."

You can mail a check directly to:

The Rebuilding Alliance
457 Kingsley Avenue
Palo Alto CA 94301

"I would prefer to funnel my donation through you."

That's OK too. Send me an email, and I will give you my mailing address. You can mail me a check in my name and I will make your donation for you. I can even send you a receipt if you like! But be aware that U.S law will not permit you to write off your gift for tax purposes if the check is made out to me.