From the legacies of our ancestors…

Like all indigenous peoples, access to our ancestral lands has been at the heart of the Palestinian struggle against settler-colonial encroachment.  The fallaheen people of Palestine, those who have always lived close to nature and never took from the land more than they gave to it, have come to symbolize the essence of Palestinian sumud, steadfastness.

… through the land that holds all our roots and all of our stories …

Centuries of the fellaheen’s cultivation of olive trees have made the production of olive oil an important aspect of Palestinian heritage, economy, and identity.  Honoring this heritage is particularly urgent as Israel shrinks the land beneath our feet and destroys olive trees (over one million so far since seizing control of Palestine).

… Palestinian farmers persist in the traditions of the olive trees, and bring you the nectar of Palestine’s noble fruit …

It is for this reason that Playgrounds for Palestine chooses to sell certified Fair Trade, Organic Palestinian olive oil as its principle source of fundraising.  It is of the highest quality extra virgin olive oil, distinguished by the strong taste from Rumi trees, most of which were planted during the Roman empire, or by the younger Nabali trees, which produce a milder fruity taste.

… so that we might also build spaces of love and play for Palestine’s children.

Proceeds from the sale of our organic fair trade extra virgin olive oil go to building playgrounds for Palestinian children and to supporting various child-centered projects aimed at promoting recreation, sport, healthy development and creative expression for them.

So, in addition to having a tasty and nutritious addition to you diet, your purchase will support local farmers and contribute to the making and remaking of smiles and play.

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Thank You! Annual Gala Recap

All of us at PfP would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who attended and supported our annual gala this year.  We are grateful to our fabulous and very funny emcee, Amer Zahr, who kept the evening both lighthearted and substantive. Speakers Adam Abel and Kenny Reed spoke at length about the SkateQilya project that PfP

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“After the ‘Cast lead’ attack on Gaza, PfP shared a video of the kids finally able to go outside where there still stood a (PfP) playground.  It still brings tears to think about the joy of those kids swarming the playground…  It really brought home the great work PfP does. “