On Friday, July 11, our co-founder Ali Al Sayed had the great honor of hosting Palestine Children’s Relief Fund’s Annual Fundraising Iftar in Dubai. We have humbly supported PCRF over the years through performing at their Gala and putting together a show for some of the young patients flown in from Palestine to get treatment as well as organized a small ‘comedy for a cause’ benefit show in their honor. Though this weekend’s event, in particular, got us even more emotional and passionate about their organization.
With everything that is happening in Palestine right now we all feel powerless, sad, angry and hurt. We desperately want to help but don’t know how. We pray everyday for the violence to stop. But can we be doing more to help?
For those looking for an organization to support & donate funds to during this terrible time we recommend Palestine Children’s Relief Fund PCRF. They have been around for over 20 years, are completely transparent, have offices and doctors on the ground in Gaza. Our directors, many of our friends and volunteers have personally worked with them. To learn more or to make a donation visit their site: http://www.pcrf.net/
For those who can’t afford to make a donation. You can help spread the word about the TRUTH as well as reputable organizations taking action by means of social media. You can also help organize a fundraising event or campaign in collaboration with PCRF and/or the many other groups with long standing track records.
“It’s not about religon. It’s not about nationality. It’s about HUMANITY.”
On Sunday, Nov 25 the incredible Dean Obeidallah (as seen on CNN, The Late Show, Axis of Evil Tour) will perform as part of DIFC Comedy Nights at The Gramercy. The show will be hosted and produced by our friend, colleague and long time supporter; Jamil Abu-wardeh. 10% of ticket sales will go to PCRF.
The following night, Mon, Nov 26, will be a PCRF Comedy Benefit Show as part of Dubomedy’s Monday Night Funnies at Blends, The Address Dubai Marina. The show will feature a blend of stand-up, improv, sketch comedy, JaMina Beats and a special presentation by PCRF. Entrance is by donation. All donations will go directly to PCRF to help those in need in Palestine. Performers include Omar Ismail, Jamal Iqbal, Ellen Gayle-Harewood, Alex Liccione and the “UAE’s King & Queen of Comedy” Ali Al Sayed and Mina Liccione.
Would you like to become a CWC volunteer? We are starting a new mailing list that will update volunteers on upcoming monthly CWC events, free training days, hospital and center visits. If you would like to get involved please send us an email to LOL@vivadubai.com with the subject “Clowns Who Care”. Please do let us know if you have a special talent that you would like to share. Some examples include: singing, music, dancing, circus, story telling, art project guide, baking cup cakes, children’s script writing, photography, organizing rides for volunteers and/or guests…..the list is endless! You can also join us on our Facebook page for daily inspirational posts and to stay in the clown loop. Our page can be found at: http://www.facebook.com/clownswhocare
Welcome aboard! It doesn’t take much to make a difference 🙂