The 2008 Raffle is registered by Rebuilding
Alliance and benefits nine organizations based
in California. (The California Raffle Registration Number is
You can view a full list of the prizes and
pictures of some of the prizes by clicking on the download links
in the green section to the right.
The prize winning tickets were drawn on June 1st 2008. The winning
numbers can be viewed here.
If you have won a prize, you will be getting a call from the
raffle organizer. You can also contact us by clicking here.
If you are a prize winner and you are unsure about what to do,
please click here for
Congratulations to all our winners!
The Rebuilding Alliance, a nonprofit organization, rebuilds
homes and communities in regions of war and occupation. We advocate
for government policies towards these regions based on human rights
and international law. Through a mutual commitment to justice,
we create alliances among our supporters, partners, and those who
suffer injustice and violence, yet resist through rebuilding. Our
projects are symbols of hope that help rebuild shattered communities
and offer people around the world immediate ways to make peace,
starting with the tangible support of a family's right to a home.
The International Solidarity Movement (ISM) is a Palestinian-led
movement committed to resisting the Israeli occupation of Palestinian
land using nonviolent, direct-action methods and principles. Founded
by a small group of activists in August, 2001, ISM aims to support
and strengthen the Palestinian popular resistance by providing
the Palestinian people with two resources, international protection
and a voice with which to nonviolently resist an overwhelming military
Structure of the International Solidarity Movement:
The ISM is not an organization, but rather a movement which
all organizations, groups and/or individuals who agree with our
principles can join. The ISM is based in Palestine and is led
by Palestinians on the ground. ISM support groups, like the group
here in the San Francisco Bay area, and others around the world
assist the ISM by disseminating information, recruiting and training
individuals to join us. To join the ISM in Palestine, you must
adhere to the following principles:
1) Belief in freedom for the Palestinian people based on all
relevant UN Resolutions and international law.
2) Using only nonviolent, direct-action methods, strategies
and principles to work towards our goal.
Our purpose: To help end the suffering of Palestinians under
the Israeli occupation, and to help bring peace in the Middle East
without resorting to violence, anti-Semitism, or having to drive
over the Richmond Bridge. 14 Friends of Palestine was founded in
December 2004 by a group of 14 friends in Marin who wanted to help
reduce the suffering of the Palestinian people by volunteering
locally. What we do: Most of the big organizations helping the
Palestinians seem to be in the East Bay. (Jewish Voice for Peace,
Middle East Children’s Alliance, Americans for A Palestinian
State, International Solidarity Movement, to name just a few).
We organize fundraisers and do other projects for them here in
Marin. We also provide educational material for local schools and
libraries, such as the novel, based on a true story, ‘A Little
Piece of Ground’ by Elizabeth Laird.
Jewish Voice for Peace is a diverse and democratic community
of activists inspired by Jewish tradition to work together for
peace, social justice, and human rights. We support the aspirations
of Israelis and Palestinians for security and self-determination.
We seek: • A U.S. foreign policy based on promoting peace,
democracy, human rights, and respect for international law • An
end to the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, the Gaza Strip,
and East Jerusalem • A resolution of the Palestinian refugee
problem consistent with international law and equity • An
end to all violence against civilians • Peace among the peoples
of the Middle East JVP supports peace activists in Palestine and
Israel, and works in broad coalition with other Jewish, Arab-American,
faith-based, peace and social justice organizations.
We want to break the siege of Gaza. We want to raise international
awareness about the prison-like closure of the Gaza Strip and pressure
the international community to review its sanctions policy and
end its support for continued Israeli occupation. We want to uphold
Palestine's right to welcome internationals as visitors, human
rights observers, humanitarian aid workers, journalists, or otherwise.
Who are we? We are these human rights observers, aid workers, and
journalists. We have years of experience volunteering in Gaza and
the West Bank at the invitation of Palestinians. But now, because
of the increasing stranglehold of Israel's illegal occupation of
Palestine, many of us find it almost impossible to enter Gaza,
and an increasing number have been refused entry to Israel and
the West Bank as well. Despite the great need for our work, the
Israeli Government will not allow us in to do it. We are of all
ages and backgrounds. Back home, we are teachers, medics, musicians,
secretaries, parents, grandparents, lawyers, students, activists,
actors, playwrights, politicians, singer-songwriters, web designers,
international training consultants, and even a former Hollywood
film industry worker and an aviator. We are South African, Australian,
American, English, Israeli, Palestinian, and more. What are we
going to do? We've tried to enter Palestine by land. We've tried
to arrive by air. Now we're getting serious. We're taking a ship.
Al-Awda, The Palestine Right to Return Coalition, is a broad-based,
non-partisan, democratic, and charitable organization of grassroots
activists and students committed to comprehensive public education
on the rights of all Palestinian refugees to return to their homes
and lands of origin, and to full restitution of all their confiscated
and destroyed property in accordance with the Universal
Declaration of Human Rights, International law and the numerous
United Nations Resolutions upholding such rights.
The Friends of Deir Ibzi'a (FODI) are Bay Area activists who
traveled to Palestine with the International Solidarity Movement
(ISM) in the aftermath of the 2002 Israeli invasion. Their unlikely
project was to provide accompaniment and support for a children's
summer camp in the village of Deir Ibzi'a that had been organized
in the midst of a four month military siege of Deir Ibzi'a and
the 40 other villages west of Ramallah. The mission of Friends
of Deir Ibzi'a is to work toward a prosperous future and long-awaited
freedom for Palestine by fostering safety, well being and educational
opportunities for its children through developing, supporting and
financing educational and economic programs and furthermore, actively
working with the Palestine solidarity community in its aim to end
the Israeli military occupation. We began with a single scholarship
program benefiting youth in the village of Deir Ibzi'a and then
grew to add a fabulous embroidery program, benefiting women in
the village and their families by selling their stunning embroidered
purses, shawls and pillowcases. Now, as we move on past our fifth
anniversary, we're pleased to announce an ambitious third project:
helping to support a computer and community center whose resources
will benefit not only the village of Deir Ibzi'a, but also its
The Hammash Scholarship Fund (HSF) is a family to family effort
supporting Majd Hammash’s undergraduate education at Bethlehem
University. Majd lives in the Dheisheh Refugee Camp; the fund’s
founder and administrator are from the San Francisco Bay Area.
Founded in 1988, the Middle East Children's Alliance is a registered
nonprofit organization working for the rights and the well being
of children in the Middle East. MECA sends shipments of aid to
Palestine, Iraq and Lebanon, and supports projects that make life
better for the children. We educate North Americans about children
in the region and the brutal impact of US foreign policy on their
lives. MECA welcomes the support of all people who care about children
and their future.