On February 12 CODE PINK NYC held a MAKE OUT NOT WAR benefit to raise funds to provide a Micro-Project for Um Abdullah. Not only did this terrific group of dedicated activists and merry-makers have an incredibly LOVEly time but also shared their love with Um Abdullah and her 5 children and raised $850 - enough to buy Um Abdullah the video equipment she wanted to be able to make help support her family.
(see Um Abdullah's story, "We Want Security..." HERE - midway down page)
The funds arrived in Amman and we took Um Abdullah shopping at the super-sized mall here to buy most of her equipment. She and her daughter were both very ill from the diabetes they both (as well as Um Abdullah's young son) suffer from but they still had a great time getting their dream fullfilled. The next day, she met us at Maha's apartment to pick up the video camera we had to order.
Now Um Abdullah and her two eldest daughters have what they need to make money taking portraits and video-taping and photographing weddings and other special occasions.
THANK YOU CODE PINK NYC WHO PROVES LOVE REALLY CAN CHANGE LIVES!
Pulling together, we can show our love for other struggling Iraqi refugees and make big changes in their lives. If you with your peace & justice, faith community or other affinity group would like to raise
funds for a specific family, please CONTACT US