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Project Palestine

Colours of Hope launched its second priority project on 19 August 2014: Project Palestine. A fund created to remain open for the upliftment of the Gazan people and surrounding areas in Palestine.  A donation was made to the Save Gaza Project founded by Dr. Basel Abu Warda from Gaza, for providing wheelchairs to the al-Shams school for the disabled.

COH collaborated with individuals to present the Operation Save Gaza Fundraiser which took place on 28 September 2014 at the Image lIfestyle Venue. It was day of remembering the struggle of the Palestinian people with appearances and speeches made by Dr. Tamer al-Massri (media & cultural officer for the Palestinian Embassy in SA), Nabeela Ismail of the Media Review Network, to name but a few.

TOTAL: 82,800.00 ZAR to Gift of Givers

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To My Sister With Love Campaign

ASSISTED in the “To My Sister With Love Campaign” in June 2014 where hygiene packs and letters of hope were prepared for female Syrian refugees. COH volunteers made up packs containing sanitary pads, panty liners, soap, roll on deoderant, moisturizer, hair brush, tooth brush, tooth paste, face cloth and a pair of socks. A letter of hope and love was enclosed in each of these bags.

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Syria Blanket Drive

The second project was the Syria Blanket Drive in January 2014. This was prompted by circumstance and was not planned in advance as the previous project. The circumstance being harsh weather conditions as Syrians faced hypothermia after Storm Alexa hit the areas in the Middle East. The campaign proved to be successful Alhamdoulillah with our Umhlanga volunteer bringing in majority of good quality blankets. Gift of Givers would deliver the blankets along with other items in filled containers.

TOTAL: 40 000 ZAR to Gift of Givers

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Syria Stationery Drive

The first project of COH was the Syria Stationery Drive that launched on 22 October 2013. COH member and Graphic designer Rashaad Sallie designed an eye catching logo and thus began the work of facilitating drop off points for the stationery. More than 60 drop offs were facilitated and brand new stationery began pouring in. Various schools participated in this initiative and generous donations were made by companies like Statesman Stationers, Fine Cash and Carry Newcastle and Favourite Stationers Newcastle. COH was the first organisation in SA to do a stationery run for Syria and Alhamdulillah it was a tremendous success.