Easter Appeal 2023
Celebrate the hope of the resurrection by supporting the
life-transforming ministry of Jerusalem Princess Basma Center
“This Easter season I invite you and your congregation to engage with the ministry of Christian leaders of the Holy Land – the Living Stones – as they faithfully serve their most vulnerable neighbors under challenges and hardships we can scarcely imagine.”
The Rt. Rev. Greg Rickel, AFEDJ Chair
AFEDJ’s 2023 Easter Appeal is dedicated to raising support for the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center’s Mother Empowerment Program, a residential program that each year offers critical support to 520 Palestinian families with children with disabilities from across the West Bank and Gaza. As the only program of its kind for children with disabilities in East Jerusalem, the West Bank, and Gaza, the demand for the program is high.
We need your help to raise $89,000 – enough to allow 50 additional families from the waiting list to participate in the Mother Empowerment Program in 2023. While some reimbursement comes from the Palestinian Ministry of Health, it covers only 75 percent of the cost of each child’s therapeutic services and covers none of the critical, comprehensive services Princess Basma offers to mothers and fathers who accompany their children. The unreimbursed cost for each family’s two to three week residency is $1,782.
“We believe that Jesus gave his life in response to others so we follow his ministry. The smiles of these children give hope to all of us. Every child is a success story to us.”
– Violette Mubarak, General Director,
Jerusalem Princess Basma Center