It goes without saying that 2020 has been a year we are unlikely to forget, exposing our vulnerabilities and strengthening our humanity. We faced many challenges across the globe that we never could have anticipated. Yet, our donors showed a level of support this past year that humbled all of us at KinderUSA and our partners in the field. While the vaccine provides a light at the end of the tunnel, we cannot let this blind us to the reality that remains ahead for the most vulnerable and poorest of families.
Closing out of the emergency food distribution this month only reminds us of the enormous need however small our contribution positively impacting the lives of 35,000+ children, women, and men. Families are desperate in many parts of the globe, and acutely in our areas of operation: Gaza, West Bank, Lebanon. The most vulnerable children in Gaza lack basic nutrition leaving a generation dependent on aid as their only lifeline. With a blockade entering its 14th year of land, air, and sea, a grim picture continues to unfold, magnifying the inability of families to access the basic services they need to survive.
Ahmed and his family have been contributing to KinderUSA since our founding 18 years ago. He took the time out of his schedule to appeal for the continued support of our work as we close out this remarkable year.
On behalf of the children we serve, our partner organizations, our board of directors, and the KinderUSA team, we thank you for your humble generosity over this past year which translates into an expression of solidarity with the world’s most vulnerable. Please be safe.