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unrwa usa hosts and participates in events around the United States to raise awareness and funds for critical unrwa services benefiting Palestine refugees

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move for mental health at a gaza 5k walk/run

move for mental health at a gaza 5K walk/run

The Gaza 5K is UNRWA USA’s signature event. Since its inception in 2012, thousands of people across the United States have joined the movement in cities like NYC, DC, Chicago, Houston, Orange County and San Francisco, to make access to mental health care a reality for all Palestine refugee children in the Gaza Strip.


organize your own event

interested in organizing an event in your community to support palestine refugees? 

Volunteers across the country host events to benefit Palestine refugees through UNRWA USA. From dinners to yoga classes to film screenings, there is no limit to how creative you can be!

If you’re interested in organizing an event to benefit Palestine refugees via UNRWA USA, or already have a charitable event that is looking for beneficiaries, please complete and submit this interest form:

Your name *
Your name
Best phone number to reach you
Best phone number to reach you
Type of event *
Number of expected attendees
Event date (if known)
Event date (if known)
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gather for gaza

organize a gather for gaza event

One of the most creative ways that supporters of UNRWA USA raise money to provide unrwa food assistance for refugees in Gaza is by hosting a Gather for Gaza fundraising event (previously, Iftar for Gaza).

These events come in many forms. You know your guests better than anyone, so consider a gathering they will enjoy most. Some past examples include: a traditional iftar dinner, a vegan potluck, Memorial Day BBQ, birthday parties, wine and cheese gatherings.

Whatever you choose, the purpose of your gathering for Gaza is to connect with your community to educate them on the humanitarian situation facing Palestine refugees in Gaza and generate funds for UNRWA's at-risk food assistance program.

When you sign up and make a minimum $30 donation, we’ll send you a hosting kit, which includes:

  • an invitation graphic

  • menu cards

  • signage

  • informational table displays

  • conversation cards, and

  • a decorative banner you can hang up at your event!

download a hosting guide

Download and use this free guide for step-by-step instructions on how to organize a Gather for Gaza event.

You’ll learn about the cause you’re fundraising for, how to set up a fundraising page, how to get your community excited about your event, and ways to share your impact!