The United Holy Land Fund “UHLF” is an American Palestinian charitable, Tax-exempt (436-100111), humanitarian nonpolitical organization. It has been diligently working to alleviate the plight of needy Palestinians since 1968, and in full compliance with the federal, state and local governmental rules and regulations.
We cater to the needs of orphans , widows, handicapped, injured and the unskilled. We support vocational, civic, educational, health and rehabilitation programs, and help needy Palestinians to cope with the hardships caused by the Israeli military occupation.
Striving to care for and educate orphans and needy in Palestine
The organization is governed by elected 23 dedicated National Board Members who annually elect an executive committee that overseas the organization affairs with the help of hundreds of volunteers in the local chapters, but only 2 National Office paid staff. The organization’s transparency, efficiency and dedication to its mission is second to none, for it deploys 100% of all restricted funds, and 83% of all General Funds to its intended purpose. Its financial statements are prepared and audited by the highly regarded Certified Public Accounting firm of Najjar and Gossien, LLC for the last 15 years.
To raise the funds that pay for these programs, we depend wholly on the generosity of people like you, philanthropic and religious institutions. Additionally, the organization holds annual fundraising banquets, hosting distinguished speakers, entertainers and Palestinian Folklore Troupes in its main chapters (New York/New Jersey, Chicago and California).
The United Holy Land Fund, to the best of its ability underwrites the costs the following programs:
Were funds are used for special and limited projects and or in emergencies that occurs often in any stricken area at any time in historical Palestine or in the Palestinian Refugees’ camps in the surrounding area. Like all other UHLF programs, it is publicly supported to help urgent needs of suffering Palestinians such as Syria, Lebanon etc. It is funded by any unrestricted donations that either sent to the national office or raised by the local chapters.
PLC-P is a child sponsorship program that caters to the distressed orphans and disadvantaged children in Palestine. The sponsorships are administered through established, registered, reputable, and well recognized charitable institutions in Palestine. Some examples of such entities are:
– Inash El-Usra in Ramallah
– Saraya Center in Jerusalem
– Hebron Orphan Girls at HICS
– Dar Al-yateem Alarabi in Tulkarm
– Almustaqbal Society Against Violence in Gaza
At the end of 2014, this program will have 365 sponsored children. Sponsorship is only $500 per year ($1.36 a day) per child or orphan. The funds distributed to the children through these institutions in increments of $100 per quarter, along with a $50 gift or eidieh on each Eid (Fitr and Adha) to each sponsored child.
PLC-P sponsorship is only a helping hand – for most it is the only one – to help provide food, clothing, and school supplies these children desperately need to improve their lives. Unfortunately, the continued Israeli military occupation causes an increase in the numbers of these unfortunate children almost daily. However, thanks to the fortitude of this program, these children and orphans in Palestine are given a sliver of hope and that someone out there cares about them.