The Rachel Corrie Foundation has felt the impact of the economic crisis. While we steadfastly continue our work on exciting projects like Olympia’s first Arab Fest, a student pen pal project in Gaza, and support for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) efforts locally and beyond, we are also struggling to make ends meet.
Today, we enthusiastically and humbly turn to you for help, as we launch our first-ever matching donor campaign.
A very generous and anonymous supporter has stepped up to help us raise $15,000 by matching every donation of $10 and above that we receive from friends like you – up to a maximum of $7,500. We have through November 30th to meet the challenge. We hope you will help!
At a time when it is desperately needed, the Rachel Corrie Foundation is uniquely positioned to continue the work that began with Rachel’s journey to Gaza nearly nine years ago. In the few years of our existence, we have had a substantive, positive, and broad impact by providing a structure for learning, communicating, networking, and acting for a world grounded in justice where people live together in peace. Even as political leaders are mired in struggle, we continue to bring together diverse communities and to support individual and collaborative action for positive change. In multiple ways, we educate and foster grassroots action for a just peace in the Middle East.
This past year, we hosted a national Peace Works conference with over 400 attending, compelled the National Building Museum to cancel its public ceremony awarding Caterpillar Inc. the Henry C. Turner Prize*, and informed thousands about emerging information from the Corrie family’s civil trial in Israel. We have so much planned for the year ahead. Please help to make it all happen!
Send your donation marked “Matching Donor Campaign” to the Rachel Corrie Foundation, 203 East 4th Ave, Suite 307, Olympia, WA 98501, or donate online now. Your thoughtful gifts in any amount will make a difference – double the difference, if you can give now!
The RCF Family
*Caterpillar Inc. has long been on notice about the pattern of Israeli human rights violations committed with its equipment. It sells equipment to the Government of Israel that it knows is systematically used to demolish Palestinian homes, to kill and injure unarmed Palestinian and international civilians, to uproot olive trees and destroy agricultural land, and to facilitate the expropriation of Palestinian territory through construction of Jewish-only settlements and a separation-annexation wall. For decades, Caterpillar Inc. has sold bulldozers, built to military specifications, that are then weaponized in Israel and used in operations against the Palestinian people – often without provocation, without compensation, and against international law. The CAT brand and its bulldozers have become a symbol of destruction – of Palestinian homes, lands, and lives.