Family

Help strengthen Christian Love Voice in Lebanon
Alamghar means ‘pen of laurel’ in Arabic. Alamghar is a Lebanese website that serves as the voice of Christian love during dark times, and is currently run entirely by volunteers. We ask for your help to keep this website alive. Please read our story & how you can help, below. Our story Hi, I am Guitta. I have dedicated my life to spreading the word of God through media. Earlier this year, the religious media company I was working for shut down in Lebanon, due to the multiple crises the country has faced recently. The impact on the Christian community in Lebanon has been significant in the past few years, linked to the national economic and political collapse, as well as to the changing dynamics of the Middle East region more broadly. • Lebanese people of faith today, more than at any point since the Civil War, need a source of inspiration and hope (including, but not limited to, the aftermath of the port explosion a year ago), a source from which to learn about their religion (now a minority in the country), and a source of feeling connected to one another. • After the media company’s closure in Lebanon, there was no such source online in Lebanon. So I took my own leap of faith… • Together with 2 volunteers (who happen to be blind), and without any funding, I launched Alamghar earlier this year. We hoped to be that source for Lebanese Christians and other believers. • We have seen a clear hunger for what Alamghar provides, as our follower base has rapidly grown from a handful in March to ~21,000 today. Our readers have told us that [when they feel a loss of hope, they come to Alamghar to read about people overcoming challenges through faith; when they feel anger about what has happened in Lebanon, Alamghar’s stories about love helps them find peace. Our goal is to help as many people as we can, and we believe that we can reach over 250,000 faithful in the next couple of years. Alamghar is fortunate to have a benediction from the Maronite Catholic Church, as well as a strong base of loyal readers. What we are lacking, however, is funding to survive this crisis. How you can help To survive, Alamghar needs $19,240 for the next 12 months. What will these funds go to? • The current volunteers who have co-founded this site need an income to support their families through the economic collapse (where finding employment is difficult for most Lebanese, and especially so for the blind), and these funds will provide that. • The website also needs to be able to meet demand and reach even more people, and these funds will cover hosting, boosting, and maintenance, and will provide an income for the additional talent that will help with journalism, editing, and graphic design. In short, the $19,240 will support 5 team members & me, and most importantly, help Alamghar continue to promote peace & spread God’s love. Will you help?

$0 raised of $19,240

Education

Teach a Child with Special Needs
The Special Education Department at Adduha High School caters for children with communication disorders needs. The aim of the department was to provide its student with an integration setting, allowing them to benefit from the regular classrooms' setting and school activities, while also receiving the therapies and support they need. Due to the ongoing crisis in Lebanon, the regular classes at Adduha High School will be suspended for the academic year 2021-2022. Nevertheless, we are working hard to keep the special education department functioning in order to provide our students, and any student with special needs with the services they need and deserve. Our Special Education Department aims to be able to offer children with special needs with a welcoming non-judgmental environment where they benefit from Individualized Educational Plans, Speech and Language Therapy as well as Psychomotor Therapy. Some of the students joined our special education department 11 years ago when they were 3 years old; we've been tailoring their educational programs and adjusting them to their needs and potential throughout the past years. These students will have a very tough transition if they were to move to a different institution, or would have to stay at home for the coming academic year. By keeping our Special Education Department open, we will be able to continue providing them with their educational and therapeutic needs.

$2,767 raised of $20,000

Animal

Buddha's Pack - Urgent Appeal for Help
Buddha's pack is a boarding and rescue initiative based in Lebanon. It houses over 100 dogs. It is owned by a middle aged lady who works as a one-woman-show. Despite the cumulating crises (economic crisis, Beirut explosion... etc.) leading to difficult/unprecedented times and affecting all sectors of life, she never gave up on any of the dogs under her care, even sometimes at her own expense. Many were abandoned at her doorstep, while others were left there by their rescuers/guardians who were no longer able to afford their boarding and food fees. She ended up having over 60 dogs of her own. Her sole income was from the boarding facility. She had to move from her old location over a year ago because neighbors were bothered by the dogs. However, given the rush that her previous landlords put her in, she had to move to a place that has been causing her problems from day one and is less than ideal. She urgently needs to relocate before winter since the place is not ideal for summer, let alone winter time, and we need your help to achieve this goal and be able to cover the rent of the new location (as well as related construction costs) and the basic needs of the dogs (food, blankets, vaccines, microchips, water, deworming and defleaing pills... etc.). Anyone is welcome to visit tante Pascale's current location and witness her treatment of the dogs with their own eyes. Kindly donate. If you can't donate, share! Thank you in advance! Please, do reach out to us on +961 3 127 650 for more info!

$573 raised of $30,000

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Animal

Buddha's Pack - Urgent Appeal for Help
Buddha's pack is a boarding and rescue initiative based in Lebanon. It houses over 100 dogs. It is owned by a middle aged lady who works as a one-woman-show. Despite the cumulating crises (economic crisis, Beirut explosion... etc.) leading to difficult/unprecedented times and affecting all sectors of life, she never gave up on any of the dogs under her care, even sometimes at her own expense. Many were abandoned at her doorstep, while others were left there by their rescuers/guardians who were no longer able to afford their boarding and food fees. She ended up having over 60 dogs of her own. Her sole income was from the boarding facility. She had to move from her old location over a year ago because neighbors were bothered by the dogs. However, given the rush that her previous landlords put her in, she had to move to a place that has been causing her problems from day one and is less than ideal. She urgently needs to relocate before winter since the place is not ideal for summer, let alone winter time, and we need your help to achieve this goal and be able to cover the rent of the new location (as well as related construction costs) and the basic needs of the dogs (food, blankets, vaccines, microchips, water, deworming and defleaing pills... etc.). Anyone is welcome to visit tante Pascale's current location and witness her treatment of the dogs with their own eyes. Kindly donate. If you can't donate, share! Thank you in advance! Please, do reach out to us on +961 3 127 650 for more info!

$573 raised of $30,000

Animal

Help shelter dogs and more strays get medical care
With the failing economy, many people find it hard to care for their own needs let alone those of animals. Since the start of the corona virus many people dumped their pets and now most shelters are beyond their capacity. Help small NGOs like Refq give their dogs their yearly vaccines and help more dogs in need. Diseases like Rabies, parvo and distemper which are fatal to dogs can be prevented easily. Mange; a terrible skin disease can be treated with proper care as well and many painful accidents can be treated. But it all takes some care and funding. By sharing a small amount, together we can save lives. Nuhad Sheikh Founder of RefQ مع الاقتصاد المثكل والتعب، يجد الكثير من الناس صعوبة في رعاية احتياجاتهم الخاصة ناهيك عن احتياجات الحيوانات. منذ بداية فيروس كورونا ، ألقى الكثير من الناس حيواناتهم الأليفة ، والآن أصبحت معظم الملاجئ فوق طاقتها. ساعد المنظمات غير الحكومية الصغيرة مثل "رفق" في إعطاء كلابهم لقاحاتهم السنوية ومساعدة المزيد من الحيوانات المحتاجة. يمكن الوقاية بسهولة من أمراض مثل داء الكلب والبارفو والنِسَّل القاتلة للكلاب. الجرب (مرض جلدي رهيب) يمكن علاجه بالرعاية المناسبة أيضًا ويمكن علاج العديد من الحوادث المؤلمة. لكن الأمر كله يتطلب بعض الرعاية والتمويل. من خلال مشاركة كمية صغيرة ، يمكننا معًا إنقاذ الأرواح. نهاد شيخ "مؤسسة جمعية "رفق

$395 raised of $13,500

Education Campaigns

Education

Teach a Child with Special Needs
The Special Education Department at Adduha High School caters for children with communication disorders needs. The aim of the department was to provide its student with an integration setting, allowing them to benefit from the regular classrooms' setting and school activities, while also receiving the therapies and support they need. Due to the ongoing crisis in Lebanon, the regular classes at Adduha High School will be suspended for the academic year 2021-2022. Nevertheless, we are working hard to keep the special education department functioning in order to provide our students, and any student with special needs with the services they need and deserve. Our Special Education Department aims to be able to offer children with special needs with a welcoming non-judgmental environment where they benefit from Individualized Educational Plans, Speech and Language Therapy as well as Psychomotor Therapy. Some of the students joined our special education department 11 years ago when they were 3 years old; we've been tailoring their educational programs and adjusting them to their needs and potential throughout the past years. These students will have a very tough transition if they were to move to a different institution, or would have to stay at home for the coming academic year. By keeping our Special Education Department open, we will be able to continue providing them with their educational and therapeutic needs.

$2,767 raised of $20,000

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Events

Voice for the Voiceless
For more information, please contact me: +961 76447506 Gender hierarchy in Lebanon silences women and prevents them from identifying their rights and expressing their dignity. The reality is that marginalized genders, specifically anyone who identifies as a woman, are exposed to various forms of violence which affect their physical, mental, sexual and reproductive health! Not only that, but are also fundamentally believed that they are inferior. Yet, they still remain silent! Furthermore, some survivors choose to stay silent and refuse legal services in order to preserve their homes, their children and their dignity, or because they fear socio-economic, cultural, familial, sexual, verbal, psychological, or physical consequences. And even if they tried speaking up, they will often be the ones to be blamed: "Aya se3a kenit barrat l beit, kenit sekrane, kenit lebse asir..." This sheds light on the unreliability of the ISF and their lack of providing a secure environment for women residing in Lebanon to confide in. That is because the laws do not recognize domestic violence as a crime; therefore, they economically and psychologically undermine women that attempt to leave the household. For this reason, we aim to provide a voice for the voiceless! We believe that silence against violence is suffocating! For this reason, we believe that women should be empowered and learn the importance of self-love and self-acceptance to be able to recover from violence and trauma! By creating a safe space for women through the implementation of our project, the dedication of legal institutions to solve their cases, and the coordination with existing NGOs and activists, we hope to provide them with the tools and strength needed to keep violence away! We refuse women to become victims of violence!

$10 raised of $400

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Business

Support Fresh Graduates through Arneli Art Gallery
"Being an artist and pursuing my Master’s degree in Plastic Arts has given me a great insight on the challenges that artists face upon graduating. There has always been a great difficulty in knowing how to approach a gallery, to market and eventually sell an artwork. Having had the chance of working in the finest galleries of Beirut, I have decided to sum up all my experience and knowledge in this field and to contribute back to my fellow artists and showcase something exotic to the collectors. Due to the ever-growing emphases of online marketing and digital platforms in promoting not only products but even ideas, the art scene, like all other markets, has shifted in a remarkable way from actual galleries and spaces into numeric and digital forms. Thus, I have decided to create a virtual platform called “Arneli Art Gallery”, which is a tribute to my family name, to help and support emerging artists and fresh graduates and give them the chance to be explored by art collectors and art institutions, from all over the Globe. The young generation of Lebanese and Middle Eastern artists is full of talent and intellect. But unfortunately, not a lot of light is shed on them. New talents are always hesitantly embraced and invested in. Through my platform this is exactly what I aim to do. To give a chance and create an opportunity to those who have decided to dedicate their lives for Art and need this first, yet full step." Thus with your support, i would be able to turn the life of 15 artists around through implementing creative and targeted marketing strategies and make the Lebanese Art Scene fly higher than ever! Dzovig Arnelian

$161 raised of $15,000

Business

Save The Grand Factory
We call ourselves Factory People because it has always been about the people. The people on the dancefloors, or the people who work so hard to keep that dancefloor pumping. Ever since the pandemic hit Lebanon, we have put all our focus on keeping our team safe and sound. Despite COVID-19 being exceptionally hard on our industry, we were able to maintain a family of 170 hard-working dreamers, each with their own families to support. We did so during the toughest economic conditions, that have affected all businesses. Yet, we managed to keep going and looking ahead to the time when our doors can open again. Then August 4, 2020 happened, and the explosion at the port, hundreds of meters away from AHM and The Grand Factory, left the clubs completely destroyed, our offices heavily damaged, and left us without a chance of having even the smallest of gatherings anytime soon. After that heinous crime, we cleaned up what we could at the clubs and closed our doors. Our team, like everyone else in the country, descended to the streets to stand with our people and to help each other out as much as we can. In December of last year, we were strongly against operating in any viable venue in the midst of our country combating a pandemic, and our doors remained closed. Today, we believe that Beirut deserves the chance to dance again, and to rebuild a place where we shared some of our favorite memories. We need your help to do that. We started a fundraiser to rebuild The Grand Factory and support our community of artists so we all, hopefully, come back stronger than ever. Local donations are not necessary, we're all going through this together We've also included some rewards for your contributions as a token of appreciation from Factory People that include Free Entrance and some draws for artist merchandise. We'd like to take this opportunity to remind everyone to never forget about what happened on August 4th, and never stop talking about Beirut. It warms our hearts to see all of your messages of support around the world, and we promise we won't rebuild without putting up a fight, we're carrying on our mission to create and foster communities through arts, music and culture, we'll have some more news for you in the coming weeks. Stay safe and see you soon. Thank you for helping Save The Grand Factory Rewards Information and Disclaimer: 1- By deciding to donate while showing your first and last name (anonymous option unticked), you authorize fundahope to share your first name, last name and e-mail address with The Grand Factory for rewards and special offers (e.g., free entrance, draws participation for artist merchandise) 2- Rewards’ management is solely handled by the Grand Factory and is out of fundahope’s scope

$18,426 raised of $250,000

Other Campaigns

Family

Help strengthen Christian Love Voice in Lebanon
Alamghar means ‘pen of laurel’ in Arabic. Alamghar is a Lebanese website that serves as the voice of Christian love during dark times, and is currently run entirely by volunteers. We ask for your help to keep this website alive. Please read our story & how you can help, below. Our story Hi, I am Guitta. I have dedicated my life to spreading the word of God through media. Earlier this year, the religious media company I was working for shut down in Lebanon, due to the multiple crises the country has faced recently. The impact on the Christian community in Lebanon has been significant in the past few years, linked to the national economic and political collapse, as well as to the changing dynamics of the Middle East region more broadly. • Lebanese people of faith today, more than at any point since the Civil War, need a source of inspiration and hope (including, but not limited to, the aftermath of the port explosion a year ago), a source from which to learn about their religion (now a minority in the country), and a source of feeling connected to one another. • After the media company’s closure in Lebanon, there was no such source online in Lebanon. So I took my own leap of faith… • Together with 2 volunteers (who happen to be blind), and without any funding, I launched Alamghar earlier this year. We hoped to be that source for Lebanese Christians and other believers. • We have seen a clear hunger for what Alamghar provides, as our follower base has rapidly grown from a handful in March to ~21,000 today. Our readers have told us that [when they feel a loss of hope, they come to Alamghar to read about people overcoming challenges through faith; when they feel anger about what has happened in Lebanon, Alamghar’s stories about love helps them find peace. Our goal is to help as many people as we can, and we believe that we can reach over 250,000 faithful in the next couple of years. Alamghar is fortunate to have a benediction from the Maronite Catholic Church, as well as a strong base of loyal readers. What we are lacking, however, is funding to survive this crisis. How you can help To survive, Alamghar needs $19,240 for the next 12 months. What will these funds go to? • The current volunteers who have co-founded this site need an income to support their families through the economic collapse (where finding employment is difficult for most Lebanese, and especially so for the blind), and these funds will provide that. • The website also needs to be able to meet demand and reach even more people, and these funds will cover hosting, boosting, and maintenance, and will provide an income for the additional talent that will help with journalism, editing, and graphic design. In short, the $19,240 will support 5 team members & me, and most importantly, help Alamghar continue to promote peace & spread God’s love. Will you help?

$0 raised of $19,240