As we celebrate Palestinian Mother’s Day today, I want to take a moment to honor and acknowledge the strength, resilience, and unwavering love of all Palestinian mothers.
Palestinian mothers are the backbone of our families, communities, and society. They are the ones who hold everything together and work tirelessly to ensure that their children have the best possible life, despite the challenges that they face on a daily basis.
We must recognize and celebrate the vital role that Palestinian mothers play in our lives and society. They inspire us with their unwavering courage, determination, and selflessness.
As an organization dedicated to serving the Palestinian families, students and orphans, we want to express our gratitude and appreciation for all the sacrifices that Palestinian mothers make every day. Your hard work and dedication do not go unnoticed.
On this special day, we also want to extend our thoughts and prayers to all the Palestinian mothers who have lost their children to the ongoing struggle and violence from the occoupation in our region. We stand in solidarity with you, and we vow to continue working towards a brighter future where every Palestinian mother can raise her children in peace and security.
Finally, we would like to wish all the Palestinian mothers a happy and blessed Mother’s Day. Thank you for all that you do, and may Allah bless you and your families with health, happiness, and prosperity.
Ramadan is a holy month in the Islamic calendar that is observed by Muslims all around the world. During this time, Muslims fast from dawn until dusk, abstaining from food, drink, and other physical needs. Ramadan is a time for spiritual reflection, increased worship, and charitable acts.
At the United Holy Land Fund (UHLF), we understand the importance of this sacred month and the impact it has on the lives of Muslims globally. As a non-profit organization that works to improve the lives of people in Palestine, we recognize the importance of giving back during this special time.
Ramadan is a month of giving, and at UHLF, we are committed to providing support to those in need. This includes providing education to families who are struggling to make ends meet, offering financial assistance to those in need, and supporting the education of children in the region.
As Muslims, we are encouraged to give generously during Ramadan and to share our blessings with others. This is a time when we come together as a community to support one another and to work towards a better future for all.
We encourage our supporters to join us in our efforts to make a positive impact in the lives of those who need it most. Whether it’s through a donation to our organization, volunteering your time, or simply reaching out to those in your community who may be struggling, there are many ways to give back during this special time.
As we observe this holy month, let us remember the importance of compassion, generosity, and unity. May Allah bless us all and guide us towards a path of righteousness. Ramadan Mubarak!
On the 15th of May every year, Palestinen American Comunity Center of Chicago, in cooperation with Uinted Holy Land Fund, put an event to commemorate the “NAKBA” – The Forced Exodus- of the Palestnian People for their homeland. Because of the Convid Pandamic we have not done so for the last 2 years. This year Ramadan Eidul Fitr Fall too close to the occasion. Instead, we are holding Iftar On Sunday April 24th, 2022 at 7:30 PM. Limited to special guests, Friends and supporters to commemorate and rais funds for the orphans in refugee camps in Pleastine. It will be held at P. A. C. C. Hall on 6000 w 79th st. Burbank, IL. 60459. You and your spouse are cordially invited to this “Iftar”. You have the chance to chat with the US congressman Jesus (Chuy) Garcia of the 4th District. They will breakfast with us. Your Kind reply and attindance are greatly appreciated.
We foundly look forward to seeing you, And Ramadan Mubarak وكل عام وأنتم بخير
Dr. Qaseem Blan, Muwaffaq Ijbara,
Mohammed shaker, Jihad Modalala, Nader Alghoul, Baheej Elasmar, Majeda Owaida, Fadwa Naji, Mahmoud Zahra, Ali Naji, Riyad Elagha, Maryam Alrazzaq, Aref Musa, Musa Musa, Abdelghafer Alarouri, and Mohammed Aburmishan
To Palestinians, Education is the Passport to Freedom
Dear UHLF Supporters,
I want to take this opportunity to personally thank you for supporting our beloved organization, the United Holy Land
Fund. I want to welcome our new supporters and our dedicated donors who showed us how to build our organization
to a higher standard in the last few years. Your donations continue to provide our students and orphans in Palestine
with a better life and more opportunity.
We are excited to let you know that in the past 3-years, with your generous donations, we were able to provide our
needy people with $4.5-5 million that supported our orphans and students at all Universities in Gaza and the West
Bank in Palestine.
UHLF will continue to expand and grow as long as our people in Palestine need us. In my last visit this summer to
many of the Universities and the students benefiting from our Scholarship, I learned firsthand that the demand is still
great. That is why I proposed to the Board of Directors that we increase the number of scholarships this year to at
least 1,000 so we can meet the urgent demand of our needy people. Therefore, I set our goal for the second fundraising
activity to reach and hopefully exceed $750,000.
I have complete faith that this goal will be reached before the end of this year. However, from my long experience
with UHLF, I know that the most notable factor in this organization is YOU, our dedicated supporters. I hope we will
continue to earn your trust, support, and loyalty, and I hope you will help us stay on our mission by providing the
necessary support to our people in Palestine.
Dr. Quaseem Blan
STATS & FACTS
The grant offers $1,000/year (about $500 per semester) towards tuition.
The program now covers 800 sponsored students in all the
The number of new students accepted in the program is equal to the number
of graduating from each university.
The grant is awarded to students enrolled in Fall and Spring semesters only.
The grant recipients are selected by a specialized UHLF committee.
Funds are transferred directly to the students’ prospective university on
behalf of the students.
Enrollment in an accredited 4-year institution.
Accumulative (GPA) of (B) or better once enrolled in college.
Proper personal conduct in and out of school is an essential factor.
Eligible students from UHLF supported orphanage societies have a
They have proven economic need.
Completion of UHLF application with all needed supporting
More than 2000 students graduated in the last seven years.
More than $2,000,000 was transferred through this program.
More than 90% of the donations are from the American Palestinian
More than 35% of the students are needy orphans.
More than 67% of the students are females.
More than 25% of the graduates continue to pursue post
More than 60% find jobs locally and /or in the surrounding countries.
Upon graduation and gainful employment, sponsored students
are expected to help and assist eligible students in need as
they once were.
Sponsored students might be asked to participate in UHLF
efforts to promote, explain and expand the program.
Sponsored students are expected to perform community
services, such as grammar or high school tutoring, volunteer
at hospitals, senior homes, or other local aid societies.
We hope the day comes when this program is self-sufficient,
where the alumni’s contributions will help fund the needs of
other disadvantaged students.
A World Bank report cited as far back as in 2003 that the number of poor in Palestine had tripled in just three years. Sixty per cent of those residing in the West Bank and Gaza were identified as living ‘under the poverty line’. Despite a call to action, poverty rates have not declined. The staggering increase in recorded poverty has been blamed on a number of factors, including a high unemployment rate, economic decline, conflict and the isolation of the Palestinian people. A donation to United Holy Land Fund will help us deliver fresh Udhiya meat to the poor during Eid-al-Fitr and Eid-al-Adha.
About the Educational Scholarship Grant (ESG) Program
PLC is a children sponsorship program that caters to the distressed orphans and disadvantaged children in Palestine. The sponsorships are administered through established, registered, reputable, and well recognized charitable institutions in the Palestine. Some examples of such entities are:
Since 2014, this program caters to 500 children. Sponsorship is only $600 per year ($1.65 a day) per child or orphan. The funds distributed to the children through these institutions in increments of $150 per quarter.
PLC sponsorship is only a helping hand –for most it is the only one– to help provide food, clothing, and school supplies these children desperately need to improve their lives. Unfortunately, the continued Israeli military occupation causes an increase in the numbers of these unfortunate children almost daily. However, thanks to the fortitude of this program, these children and orphans in Palestine are given a sliver of hope and that someone out there cares about them.