2012 draws to a close, OneVoice Europe is gearing up for an ambitious new year
of projects to push for a two-state solution.
For a limited time only, your support can be doubled through the Big Give Christmas
Challenge starting on December 6 at 10am (GMT) with funds released on a
first-come, first-served basis.
The past month alone has seen moments of mixed emotions among Palestinian, Israeli, and international supporters of two states. But the U.N. General Assembly vote, the bluster of politicians, and November’s outbreak of violence have done little to change the status quo. The conflict and the occupation remain; Israelis and Palestinians remain in insecurity.
"With the situation in the region as difficult as it is, and the window of opportunity for two states closing, there really has never been a more important time for OneVoice to have an impact,” said John Lyndon, executive director of OneVoice Europe.
Beginning December 6, online donations to OneVoice Europe will be doubled by a combination of pledges from the Movement’s major donors and the Big Give’s Philanthropist Fund. There's a limited pot of matched funding that we're competing for, with a good chance that it will all be exhausted by Friday, December 7, so the best way to be sure that your donation is doubled is to log in on Thursday morning.
Donors can now make a big difference for much less money. When GiftAid is factored in, each donation is worth an extra 125% of its original value. To put that into context, a £5,000 donation (increased to £11,250) will fund two youth chapters – one in Israel, one in Palestine – and all of their activities, costs, campaigns and initiatives for one year.
Before your donation is doubled:
£5000 funds one chapter
£3000 funds one tour in Europe with an Israeli and Palestinian youth leader
£2,500 trains 100 Youth Leaders
£1000 funds 5 Town Hall meetings
£500 engages 500 new members
£250 covers the cost of 200hrs of volunteer activism
There never has been a better way of ensuring that each donation goes as far as possible toward achieving the goal of two states, thanks to the Big Give Christmas Challenge.