Pave the Way Foundation today issued an appeal to religious groups worldwide to help mothers and children in need in Jerusalem. “Project Baby” as it has come to be known amongst supporters of Pave the Way Foundation, provides baskets of necessities to welfare mothers, including baby formula, diapers and toys. This initiative based on the most fundamental principles of Pave the Way Foundation (PTWF), the idea that concrete gestures of good will between the faiths accomplish more than simple dialog, and that there is a silent majority of peace-loving people who share the true benevolent message common to all faiths.
Social services in the Middle East are generally lacking in resources and sometimes fail to provide the poorest mothers with the most basic needs for their infants. Supplies that many of us take for granted and assume are readily available for poor families, like diapers, baby formula, and even the simplest toys, are not regularly distributed or available.
PTWF has responded to this alarming situation in a unique way. We are soliciting donations to purchase emergency baby supply baskets from mosques to help Christian and Jewish mothers, from churches to help Muslim and Jewish mothers and from synagogues to help Christian and Muslim mothers. Groups and individual donors have the opportunity to reach out of the boundaries of their own religious communities and address this most vital and unmet need for other families in the Holy Land.
Those who have already contributed, including the Cathedral of St. Paul in Birmingham, Alabama and the Islamic Center of Long Island in Westbury, New York along with a Jewish foundation in the United States, have provided financial gifts, which were used to purchase and distribute these necessities. All the funds donated for Project Baby go directly to purchasing and distributing the baskets. The cost of a six-month supply of baby formula, diapers and some toys is approximately $525.00 per family.
For more information, see http://ptwf.org/Projects/Peace/Moms_gift.htm
For individuals and groups who want to help with this vital project, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know you wish to help.
About Pave the Way Foundation
PTWF is dedicated to achieving peace by bridging "the intellectual gap" in tolerance and understanding, by enhancing relations between religions through cultural, technological and intellectual gestures. The Foundation has a simple yet monumental vision: To enable all the world's religions to mutually realize that extremism, politics and personal agendas must not be allowed to poison the true benevolent message common to all faiths. Bigotry and hatred must be abolished by the faithful embracing their similarities and savoring their differences. Visit us at www.ptwf.org
Contact Linda Simpson
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