ShaperAid

We find ourselves at a critical juncture in history, where our collective responsibility towards each other cannot be overlooked. In the face of humanitarian crises, it is not just an option but a moral imperative for us to come together and act.

ShaperAid is a collaborative, cross-hub initiative led by Global Shapers, uniting Shapers from around the world to respond to the urgent crisis in Palestine. We stand united to protect the civilian population and care for the most vulnerable, embodying the essence of global solidarity and shared humanity.

Mission:

To mobilize a global fundraising effort for Anera to deliver direct relief for families in Gaza and to advocate for the opening of humanitarian corridors.

How urgent is the situation in Gaza?

  • more than 60% of Gaza is displaced: 1,400,000 people have been forced out from their homes, including >540,000 people taking shelter in UN schools*
  • 30% of all housing in Gaza has been destroyed or damaged*
  • Average water consumption for all needs (drinking, cooking, and hygiene) is down to 3β„“/person/day*

*Hostilities in the Gaza Strip and Israel | Flash Update #13 | United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs - occupied Palestinian territory (ochaopt.org)

Help

How can HUBS help?

  • Raise Funds: We invite your hub to participate in our joint call for aid and help raise awareness about the ongoing humanitarian crisis. Share the social media assets on your hub's platforms to spread the word. There are many ways to raise funds apart from direct appeals on socials. Hubs can do bake sales, talk to corporate partners, etc.
  • Spread the Word: Encourage your hub's network to join this cause. If fundraising in your region/context is challenging, please share the provided social media assets on your platforms to spread the word. You can create a post and share a story on the Hub’s social media platforms (Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, etc.)

How can SHAPERS help?

  • Spread the Word: Share the provided social media assets on your social platforms to spread the word. Create a post and/or share a story on your personal social media platforms (Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, etc.)
  • Donate if you can: Every contribution, regardless of the amount, counts.
  • Circulate the Media Kit Folder: Share the Folder with those around you so that they can also pass on the message.
  • Volunteer: If you have other ideas or skills you'd like to contribute, please reach out to your Hub Curator/regional coordinator/Community Champion. We value every form of support.

Fundraising

How will your funds impact lives?

Every contribution matters. If you’re able to provide more, here’s how you can provide relief:

πŸ₯ $30: 16 blood bags. It can provide the Central Blood Bank Society in Gaza with 16 blood bags. Blood bags are a vital element in ensuring patient survival during a crisis.
🧼 $80: hygiene kit to 2 displaced families. These kits include hand soap, shampoo, toilet paper, laundry detergent, toothpaste, and more
πŸ₯« $100: food parcel for a family of 4 for 7-10 days. Feed one displaced family with a food parcel that will meet their nutritional needs for 7-10 days, include canned tuna, cheese, kidney beans, jam, za'atar, and more.
πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦β€πŸ‘¦ $200: food parcel for 2 families of 4 for 7-10 days. Feed two displaced family with a food parcel that will meet their nutritional needs for 7-10 days, include canned tuna, cheese, kidney beans, jam, za'atar, and more.

Are there other fundraising efforts?

"Artists 4 Aid" is dedicated to raising funds for Anera through the selling of prints of original artworks generously donated by artists. See here.

What help has been deployed?

πŸ‘‰πŸ½ Anera's Gaza and West Bank Daily Response Log.
The information is verifiable by Saddam Sayyaleh (Amman Hub), Community Champion for the Levant region and Regional Development Lead at Anera.

Artists 4 Aid

Barcelona, Spain

This initiative is dedicated to raising funds for Connect Palestine through the selling of prints of original artworks generously donated by the below artists. All prints are of high quality and printed by a professional art studio. Pickups will only be available in Barcelona, Spain.

There are two available sizes for each print: (A4) 18cm x 26cm: 20€/each or (Postcard) 11cm x 15cm: 8€/each Each photo is printed on Fujifilm Photographic Paper. There are ten available copies of each print, 5 in the 18x26 size and 5 in the 11x15 size.

Aayushi Gupta, Eternal Bond: Indigenous people & the living earth, 2023 Marina Tena, Sobretaula, 2023
Ismail Yanim, Hope, 2023 Matias Campa, Zapatero, 2022
Stephanie Kenner, Holiday Shopping, 2023 Fatima Elkadi, Dancing Debka, 2010
Matthew McLoughlin, Ischia, 2019 Renzo Concha, Motion (Leeds), 2023
Akshat Jain, Step, 2021 Ismail Yanim, Red, 2023

FAQ

What is this fundraising initiative?

Global Shapers from around the world have come together to raise funds for Anera, an NGO that is actively providing humanitarian aid to the people of Palestine. Anera is addressing urgent needs in Gaza, the West Bank, and East Jerusalem.

Why is this fundraising initiative important?

The people in Palestine are facing a severe humanitarian crisis. Your support can provide immediate relief to those in need. Together, we can make a significant impact and help alleviate their suffering.

Why have Shapers chosen to collaborate with Anera?

We have chosen to collaborate with Anera (anera.org) because they have a long-standing reputation for their effective humanitarian work in the region. Anera's local expertise and commitment to the well-being of Palestinians make them a trusted partner. They were the first to respond to the crisis, and we believe in their ability to efficiently deliver aid where it is needed most.

How can I make a donation?

Donating is easy and secure. You can donate directly through our fundraising page on Anera's website. Simply click on the provided link, and you'll be guided through the process.

Fundraising page: https://bit.ly/shaperaidanera
Note: We're exploring alternative donation methods (e.g. crypto) to maximize reach.

What types of humanitarian aid does Anera provide?

Anera mobilizes resources for immediate emergency relief and for sustainable, long-term solutions in health, education, water, and community development.

How can I stay updated on the impact of my donation?

Anera provides regular updates on the use of donations through their website response log. Donors will also receive updates via email on the impact of their donation. You can follow their progress and see how your support is making a difference.
Response log: https://www.anera.org/blog/gaza-and-west-bank-response-log/

Can I volunteer to help with this initiative?

At the moment, our primary focus is on raising funds to provide immediate relief. If you have other ways to contribute or volunteer, please reach out to any member of the humanitarian task force through WhatsApp, and we'll be happy to explore opportunities.

How is my donation distributed, and what percentage goes to relief programs, administrative costs, and marketing?

Anera is dedicated to transparency and efficiency. They have received the 4-star rating (the highest) from Charity Navigator 15 times in the last 18 years, attesting to their commitment to financial responsibility. Approximately 95.7% of Anera's expenses directly support aid and programs, with only 3.2% allocated for overhead and 1% for fundraising. These figures demonstrate Anera's highly efficient operations and their focus on maximizing the impact of donor contributions on the people they serve.

Aid isn’t coming in. How is Anera providing relief to the ground?

Anera has a network of local vendors that provide supplies for their response efforts. Supplies are dwindling fast, which is why we are calling for the opening of humanitarian corridors so new aid can flow in.

I'm a US resident, and I already donated. How can I claim for tax deductible, and what is Anera’s employer ID number?

As a registered 501(c)3 U.S. non-governmental organization, all gifts to Anera are tax-deductible as provided by U.S. law. (Anera's employer ID number is 520882226.)

Anera

Why Anera?

To mobilize a global fundraising effort for Anera to deliver direct relief for families in Gaza and to advocate for the opening of humanitarian corridors.

How urgent is the situation in Gaza?

  • Anera was one of the first to respond to the crisis in Gaza.
  • It operates very efficiently; ~96% of your donation goes towards programs and aid, while only ~4% goes to overhead costs.
  • Anera has been operating in Palestine and the surrounding region for the past 55 years, with deep trusted relationships with local community organizations. Even now, when aid organizations are unable to get into Gaza, Anera is still able to mobilize support and provide food and aid.
  • Global Shapers have worked with Anera on a few disaster relief initiatives, including the blast in Beirut (2020).
  • The allocation this humanitarian aid is verifiable by a Global Shaper, Saddam Sayyaleh (Amman Hub), Community Champion for the Levant region and Regional Development Lead at Anera.

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