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Victims of the Chapel Hill Shooting were generous and caring

The Center for Arab American Philanthropy (CAAP) mourns the terrible and tragic killing of three young Muslim Americans at the hands of a ruthless shooter Tuesday, Feb. 10 in Chapel Hill, NC. In this senseless act of violence, a young couple—Deah Barakat, 23, and his wife Yusor Mohammad, 21—and Mohammad’s sister, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19,…

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Arabic Word of the Month: Love

كلمة الشهر الحب We would like to welcome you to our latest installment in our Arabic Word of the Month blog series! Last month, we kicked off the new year by introducing the Arabic word for generosity, ‘karam’ (كرم). With Valentine’s Day coming up, we figured it would be appropriate to dedicate this month’s word…

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Laila Mokhiber, a model figure for change

A strong advocate of social justice and social change, as well as an avid humanitarian, Laila Mokhiber has worked on helping those less fortunate, acting as a model figure for young people wishing to achieve change in the world. Laila is currently the Communications Officer at UNRWA USA, a nonprofit agency that supports the work…

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Arabic Word of the Month: Karam

كلمة الشهر كرم We would like to wish a happy New Years and we hope you had fun ringing in the new calendar year! To start off 2015, we present our next installment of our monthly Arabic word of the month series. Last month (and last year), we highlighted the term ‘al-insaanieh’ (الإنسانية). To start off…

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Fatima Shousher takes the long view for higher education

All of us at the Center for Arab American Philanthropy (CAAP) want to extend our congratulations to Fatima Shousher, who recently received a special honor from her hometown of Toledo, OH. Fatima’s family and friends established the Fatima H. Shousher Educational Fund at the Sight Center of Northwest Ohio to provide scholarships for visually impaired…

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Dr. Randa Mansour-Shousher gives the gift of hearing

Photo courtesy of ANERA Toledo physician Randa Mansour-Shousher recently gave 3 year-old Palestinian refugee Ammar El-Ali a life-changing gift: an operation that would provide Ammar with the ability to hear for the first time in his young life. Ammar was born in a refugee camp in Lebanon, with his parents unable to get medical treatment…

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Support a #PathTo22 for orphans in Gaza

More than 2,500 children were orphaned following the 2014 attacks on Gaza. There is hope, however, and you can provide the help these children need: the Welfare Association’s Orphans of Gaza Program provides an innovative strategy to change the course of these orphans’ lives. The Welfare Association (WA) has established a track record of problem-solving…

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide

With the holiday season underway, we’ve decided to highlight our 2014 grantee partners and ways in which you could support their important work by giving great gifts. Purchase an everyday item or gift for the clients of the Arab-American Family Support Center: Photo Courtesy of Arab-American Family Support Center The Arab-American Family Support Center, a…

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Arabic Word of the Month: Humanitarianism

كلمة الشهر الإنسانية Welcome to the latest installment in our series of Arabic words demonstrating the generosity and selflessness of the Arab culture! Last month we shined the spotlight on the giving culture of the Arab community through the word ‘hiba’ (هبة). The word for this month is الإنسانية. Transliterated as ‘al-insaanieh’, this word is difficult to define but is…

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