America House Jerusalem Hosts Ramadan Collection Drive in Support of Salametcom

From July 10-23, America House Jerusalem will be accepting donations to benefit hospitalized Palestinian children and their families through the work of Salametcom. All donations of canned or boxed foods, as well as clothing (for children aged 2 and under) and toys in good condition, will be accepted.

Please bring your donations to America House Jerusalem by Wednesday, July 23.  America House is open to receive donations during its public hours from 2:30-4:30 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday beginning Thursday, July 10 and ending Wednesday, July 23. It is located next to the YMCA East Jerusalem in the former U.S. Consulate building.

America House Jerusalem, established in June 2010, is the U.S. Consulate General’s cultural center in East Jerusalem. The mission of America House is to encourage dialogue between Americans and Jerusalemites in order to foster mutual understanding and emphasize shared values. America House is a place where residents of Jerusalem can learn about U.S. history, culture, and society through a wide selection of books, English language learning material and American magazines.  It also serves as a place where Palestinians can come together and take advantage of the many resources we offer, including our library, theater, wifi connection and computers.   Throughout the year, America House offers a wide variety of programs and presentations relevant to U.S. society and culture, hosts regular film screenings, provides English language classes, and works with local organizations to benefit the local community.

Salametcom volunteers provide food, clothes, and a wide range of other services to Palestinians who require long stays in Israeli hospitals. For more information on the organization, please visit their website athttp://www.slametkom.org/.

For more information please contact the U.S. Consulate’s Press Office at 02-622-6908 or 02-622-6909 or Information Specialist Hassna Dajani at 0546620257.