Permanent Fundraisers

ائتلاف الأقضية الأربعة #شمالنا
Our Story Shamaluna (translates as ‘our North’), is an independent socio-political movement, formed by citizens from Zgharta, Bcharre, Koura and Batroun in search for a better future. “A safer and healthier Lebanon for us and future generations”. While placing the public interest as a basic principle for practicing politics, away from sectarian frameworks and on the basis of equality and social justice, Shamaluna works towards building bottom-up processes in which local communities are mobilized to achieve their social, economic and political rights. In times of Democracy Fatigue, Shamaluna provides a horizontal platform for collective work and decision making: For the first time in Lebanon, Shamaluna is introducing the Primary Election concept, by which the people are provided with the opportunity to choose the candidates that represent them in the upcoming parliamentary elections 2022. Why Support Us While Shamaluna is a volunteer-led initiative, our establishment is expanding as the parliamentary election approaches, which requires that the team fully dedicates itself to the political campaign in order to make this experience a successful one. Being financially unrestricted guarantees our sovereignty, therefore we only accept unconditional grants. We count on the financial support of caring individuals like ourselves, with clear and open agendas. People who believe that this leading project is laying the groundwork for a more prosperous future, further away from corruption and nepotism. Hoping that this initiative will be the first of many to come. من نحن؟ "شمالنا" حركة سياسية واجتماعية مستقلة، اسّسها نساء ورجال من اربع اقضية في شمال لبنان: بشري، الكورة، زغرتا والبترون، بهدف بناء مستقبل آمن ومزدهر لنا وللأجيال القادمة. بعيدا عن الأطر التقليدية والطائفية، تعمل شمالنا على وضع المصلحة العامة كمبدأ أساسي لممارسة السياسية، وتطرح نهج سياسي جديد مبني على العدالة الاجتماعية، تشارك فيه جميع فئات المجتمع في اتخاذ القرارات الضامنة لحقوقها الاجتماعية، الاقتصادية والسياسية. في خضمّ الخيبة الديمقراطية التي يعيشها اللبنانيون، تطرح "شمالنا" آلية أفقية للعمل التشاركي واتخاذ القرارات: للمرة الأولى في لبنان، تُقام انتخابات تمهيدية يُتاح فيها للمواطنين أن يختاروا المرشحين الذين سوف يمثلونهم في الانتخابات النيابية للعام ٢٠٢٢. لماذا نحتاج دعمكم؟ بالرغم من كونها مبادرة تطوعية، إلا أن مسؤوليات "شمالنا" تزداد مع اقتراب موعد الانتخابات النيابية، مما يوجب على فريق العمل الالتزام التام من أجل تحقيق الحملة الانتخابية. استقلاليتنا المادية تضمن سيادتنا، لذلك فإننا نقبل فقط الهبات والمنح الغير مشروطة، ونعتمد على الدعم المادي من أفراد يشاركوننا رؤيتنا، ويؤمنون مثلنا أن هذا الطرح الجديد يمكن أن يشكل حجر أساس لبناء وطن بعيدا عن المحسوبيات والفساد. آملين أن تكون هذه المبادرة مقدمة لمبادرات أخرى على مستوى الوطن.

COLLECTED TO DATE

COLLECTED TO DATE

$21,667
"PRISE EN CHARGE" for kids with DISABILITIES
The Grace S.E is a Lebanese NGO, established formally in June 2018 (actively in 2005), located in Antelias area, to be part of the great sound in the wilderness of the Special Needs kids’ dilemma therapies. The Grace S.E was a “Promise” dream coming true to the ZOUKI family when in 2004, they believed that the hard journey of their small special need baby girl Thea Maria starts! With unknown etiology, absence of medical diagnosis, tagged with a congenital cerebral atrophy and retarded psychomotor and physical abilities. She is 17 years old now and improving slowly due to the day by day follow up therapies and close emotional support. OUR OBJECTIVES AND VISION: The Grace, as a Social Entrepreneurship, emphasis on two main pillars: First and conventionally on benevolent, generous community members and fundraisers. Second, as a “not for profit” art production entity, by calling for support to increase social awareness on “socially taboo” concerns, through the production of TV series and movies with great emphasis on problem solving. The Grace S.E is commissioned to increase the Corporate Social Responsibility through its art activities by promoting the respect of laws and citizenship. The returns will be invested in: - Improving the social, health and cultural wellbeing and prosperity of children with special needs. - Partnering/Twinning with other institutions in reducing the moral and financial burden of parents in supporting the special needs of their children. - Developing and initiating cultural and educational schools and nurseries specialized in children with special needs. - Offering educational aids, donations and equipment to individuals and institutions - Providing the necessary efforts and reasons for collaborative work and cooperation including the setting up of awareness centers in different areas and specializations. - Collaborating and coordinating with local and international entities concerned with humanitarian activities and/or delivering social, professional, health, developmental and economic services.

COLLECTED TO DATE

COLLECTED TO DATE

$0
Flamme de Charité
Flamme de Charité est une association qui a pour mission d’assurer un environnement sain aux familles dans le besoin, et plus particulièrement aux enfants, aux personnes âgées délaissées, et aux malades présents sur tout le territoire libanais. Nous nous concentrons sur plusieurs axes : - Éducation : aide dans le paiement des scolarités d’écoles et d’universités, assurer des parrainages pour des enfants ayant besoin de centres spécialisés, aide dans les fournitures et livres scolaires, coordination et coopération avec les différentes institutions publiques concernées. - Santé : paiement de frais hospitaliers, frais de consultations médicales, aide dans l’achat de médicaments, visite de résidents volontaires à domiciles, coopération et coordination entre les différents éléments concernés du corps médical (ministère, dispensaire etc.). - Alimentaire : assurer des cartons alimentaires pour les familles, faire les courses pour les besoins spéciaux, distribution de lait pour bébé, distribution de repas cuisinés occasionnellement, etc. - Logement : aide financière au logement, travaux de rénovation pour assainir le milieu de vie, achat d’équipements électroménagers et de tout matériel nécessaire pour assurer les besoins primaires des ménages. - L’habillement : procurer des vêtements et chaussures pour tous les membres du foyer. - Accessoires primaires et complémentaires : accessoires pour personnes âgées (chaise roulante, walker, canne, etc.), accessoires pour enfants (berceau, baignoire, poussettes, couches, biberons, etc.). - Aide financière aux familles selon le cas et le degré d’urgence. Nous continuons à grandir de jour en jour et votre aide nous est précieuse pour accueillir le plus grand nombre de familles possible dans notre petite famille.

COLLECTED TO DATE

COLLECTED TO DATE

$0
CARE for Special Needs
CARE is a Lebanese NGO which started in 2010 as a group of volunteers working with children and young adults with special needs. Our vision is: The right for each child and adult with special needs to access education and employment with a mission to help teenagers and young adults achieve their utmost potential to become responsible, contributing and independent citizens regardless of their individual abilities through social and professional integration. What we do? Responding to the lack of specialized services, CARE was established with the aim to empower students through specialized education and engaging them in recreational activities to help improve their psychological well-being, in addition to supporting their livelihood opportunities. To reach the ultimate aim of CARE mission, our programs work in an integrated approach providing specialized services and activities according to our targets’ needs. Subsequently, programs are divided across the following sectors: 1- EducationalProgram:CARE educational activities focus on functional academics skills that follows a special Australian Curriculum as well as a vocationallife skills program designed by CARE. 2. Psychological Support Services (PSS):Psychological Support Service (PSS) is an important element of the integrated approach CARE is providing for our students. 3- Livelihood Program:CARE’s livelihoods activities focus on providing trainings on market skills, social and life skills, emotional learning and analytical skills. 4-Awareness and Advocacy Program:CARE raised awareness in different communities for the rights of those with special needs to access education and employment, through integrating them with community engagements activities.CARE had worked with different private schools( name 2 schools) as consultants for integrating children with special needs in the formal education system. Donors and donations: To be able to keep giving and helping the most vulnerable students, CARE depends on events such as our annual gala dinners, Iftars, and brunches. We also receive donations and small grants from different sources and philanthropists. Our Partners are: • UNDP (United nations development program): members/working on: Goal 4: Quality education: Inclusive and equitable education, Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth Goal 10: Achieve Gender equality and empower all women • Jusour: Educational consultants/teacher training • IDRF (International development relief foundation) in partnership with Jusour • ReAble: Entrepreneur / on the board of advisors • SOS: Enrollment of students • CARE has recently registered with the United Nation Development Program.

COLLECTED TO DATE

COLLECTED TO DATE

$10
Happinest - Arts & Culture Programs
We built Happinest as we realized the vitality of an oasis that celebrates creativity in the midst of havoc and ruination. We are offering our nest as a safe haven to any individual residing in Lebanon, seeking to explore art as a vocational pursuit, a healing instrument, and/or a recreational pastime. > Our mission: Happinest is a non-profit creative hub, offering programs in performance & visual arts, functioning as a support structure for aspiring artists and individuals seeking artistic outlets for healing and recreational purposes. > Our vision: Healthy communities founded on creativity, authenticity, and autonomy of expression. > Happinest - بيت السعادة The house, located in the town of Wadi Chahrour - a 20 min drive from Beirut, was originally built circa 1980. After being inhabited for almost 25 years by the Saadeh family, its doors were permanently closed as the family members gradually moved out. Five floors, multiple spacious terraces, and a 1000 m2 lively garden with its own gazebo add up to 2200 m2. The amplitude of the space allows for the occurrence of several activities, simultaneously and comfortably. The renovation process began in April 2021 and was fully completed in September 2021. > Happinest programs The art programs offered by Happinest are divided into two main categories: visual arts and performance arts. > Partner programs The nest is happy to open its doors to any potential partnership and/or collaboration with entities and organizations that promote or conduct artistic programs or activities aligned with our mission. 4. Activities > Regular . Classes: Regular classes will be offered as per a set weekly or monthly schedule, to be assigned in the implementation process (refer to figure 1 for subjects). Participants will have the option to choose one or more disciplines to explore. . Art therapy: In parallel to the art classes, an art therapy program will be in process. This program accompanies participants on a long-term basis, following the progress of their journey. Certified therapists and psychologists will be consulted in the design and will monitor in detail the implementation of the program. . Library café & guesthouse Originally a kitchen and two salons, these functions will jointly operate as a library café. The facility will be open for individuals seeking a working space to focus on their writing, research, or artistic projects. The upper floor, containing a living room with three master bedrooms, will be open to accommodate creatives for residencies, guest speakers/teachers, or any individuals looking to retreat into a wholesome artistic experience. > Sporadic . Workshops Complementary to the classes, workshops covering a variety of artistic disciplines will be carried out frequently. Through these intensive short-term workshops, participants will have the opportunity to learn extensively from local and international artists and professionals. Additionally, the nest will happily accommodate guest speakers throughout the duration of their workshops. . Exhibitions Happinest will be organizing occasional art exhibitions (across numerous disciplines) that will allow participants as well as professional artists to display their artworks. . Events & live performances Our capacious indoor and outdoor spaces enable us to organize and host a broad and eclectic assortment of communal and live events that range from musical performances to standup comedy, slam poetry and spoken word, etc.

COLLECTED TO DATE

COLLECTED TO DATE

$0

Ready To Start A Permanent Fundraiser?

Create