The olive harvest season is drawing to a close in Palestine, but farmers are still facing Israeli settler and military violence. Last month, Israel destroyed 550 olive trees, stole several tons of produce, and prevented hundreds of farming families from accessing their land.
The olive groves that were destroyed were the primary source of livelihood for Palestinian farming families – and served as a symbol of resistance to the occupation and a direct tie to the land of Palestine. With our Trees for Life partnership with the Palestinian Fair Trade Association, you have one last opportunity to provide tangible relief to these farmers.
When you give $25 today, we will plant a tree in your name. When you give $100, we will plant five trees. For each tree, you will receive a commemorative certificate that honors your support of the farmers. These also make a great holiday gift!
It is not enough for us to just replace the trees that were destroyed. This returns us to the status quo, a situation we know is unsustainable. We have to do better than that, which is why we have an ambitious goal raising enough for 1,500 trees. The good news is that we are already 78% of the way there – and now we need your help in the final stretch.
Olive trees have immense social, economic, and cultural significance for Palestinians. With only 323 trees to go, your help is needed to reach our goal. Help us ensure these trees will be rooted for generations to come.