OUR CHILDREN NEED YOUR SUPPORT

With your continuous support we are now able to help more kids please check Sponsor a Child page for more information.

 

If you would like to make a donation to our program, you can do so at CanadaHelps. You can also send your donation cheque to the "CPFQ Child Sponsorship Program" here.

 

Sponsor Now

 Israeli security controls imposed since the end of the second intifada have degraded economic conditions in the Gaza Strip, thesmaller of the two areas comprising the Palestinian territories. Israeli-imposed border closures, which became more restrictive after HAMAS seized control of the territory in June 2007, have resulted in high unemployment, elevated poverty rates, and a sharp contraction of the private sector that had relied primarily on export markets. Gazans increasingly turned to tunnels that ran under the Egyptian border to bring in fuel, construction materials, and consumer goods. In July 2013, Egyptian authorities began a serious crackdown on the tunnels, causing shortages in Gaza. The population depends on government spending - by both the Palestinian Authority and HAMAS's de facto government - and humanitarian assistance. Changes to Israeli restrictions on imports in 2010 resulted in a rebound in some economic activity, but regular exports from Gaza still are not permitted. Standard-of-living measures remain below levels seen in the mid-1990s.. *CIA library

 

 

ABOUT US

The Child Sponsorship Program (CSP) was established in 1999 by the Canadian Palestinian Foundation of Quebec “a registered Canadian charity (#12747 2926 RR0001)” in order to provide desperately needed financial assistance…and hope, to poor Palestinian children and their families living in Gaza and the West Bank.

We work closely with our Palestinian NGO partners and serve as a bridge between those who can help and those who are in desperate need of help.

Our program is run by volunteers and we are one of few organizations that do not deduct a percentage from child sponsorship donations. In addition, our Palestinian NGO partners do not charge any administration fees either.

 

HOW OUR PROGRAM WORKS

By joining our program, each sponsor directly aids a Palestinian child in need. Financial contributions benefit children who are poor, orphaned, disabled, or requiring medical care, by directly improving their standard of living.

Sponsorship pledge: Sponsors contribute a minimum of CAD $70/month or equivalent.1

Sponsorship period: We require a one-year commitment. Sponsorships automatically renew at the end of each year, unless CSP is notified in writing.

Payment method: Contributions can be paid annually, semi-annually, quarterly or monthly by cheque or by credit card and also through our partner, CanadaHelps.2

Wire transfers: To minimize collection costs and bank fees, sponsorship donations are wire transferred in bulk to each partner NGO (4 times/year) which in turn distributes the amounts to the sponsored children’s guardians.

 [1] The cost of living in the Occupied Territories is much higher than other sponsored areas of the world such as Africa and South-East Asia.

[2] A credit card fee is added to the pledged amount should this option be chosen.

WHAT TO EXPECT

A profile of your child: Each sponsor receives a child profile containing contact information, medical information and the child’s photograph.

Updates: Our Palestinian NGO partners do their best to provide updates to sponsors about their child’s situation and children are also encouraged to write to their sponsors.

Communicating with your child: Emotional support is at the heart of our program. Sponsors are encouraged to connect with their children by sending them letters through our NGO partners. They in turn, will send any letters and cards from sponsored children and their families to us for distribution. Their precious correspondence is their special way to thank sponsors for their generosity and for sending them a much needed message of hope.