Fundraise for Syrian Forum USA

We can do so much more when we work together!

Every day, people ask us what they can do to help Syria. We think fundraising is best: not only does it raise essential money for aid, but it increases awareness of the humanitarian crisis in Syria, encourages others to fundraise as well, and brings hope to people in Syria by showing them that they are not forgotten.

Fundraising is a great way for everyone who believes in the Syrian Forum USA’s mission to play an active role in building the organization and raising money for its operations.

Let us help you with publicity!

If you let us know what you’re doing, we can publicize your fundraising activities on our Facebook page or Twitter feed.

Use your personal social media pages to promote!

Send our promo video around and direct people to our website to donate online.

If you’re holding an event let your local media know!

Let the local papers know about your event, beforehand for publicity and afterwards to let them know what happened and how much you raised. A good photo will significantly boost the likelihood of getting some coverage! Write a press release — a one-page announcement telling your "story." Explain the event, what the Syrian Forum USA’s mission is, and why you are fundraising. Circulate your press announcement through the local media — radio, printed press, television, and websites — and particular groups that you are affiliated with that have news bulletins or newsletters including alumni magazines, religious institution’s bulletins, etc. You can also distribute your press release online for free through the many press release distribution sites on the web. Having a short piece published anywhere can go a long way to help your fundraising efforts.

Need some resources?

We’ve put together a special ‘Fundraisers Guide’ to help you with organizing your fundraising event. We are also able to provide you with additional resources such as digital files to flyers, donation envelopes, etc.

Need some fundraising advice?

Feel to contact us at any time.

Send us what you raised!

Donations can be sent to Syrian Forum USA 70 E. Lake Street Suite 1220 Chicago, IL 60601

An Evening of Classical Arabic Music with the Turath Ensemble

About a hundred people were in attendance on April 22nd 2016 for “An Evening of Classical Arabic Music with the Turath Ensemble” at the American Islamic College in Chicago.  The evening began with a brief introduction to the Syrian Forum from the Legal and Strategy Advisor and co-founder M. Yaser Tabbara. Noted audience members included Palestinian community leader Rasmea Odeh and Ghassan Hitto, Syrian Forum CEO and former Syrian Prime Minister. The night included Middle Eastern food, jewelry, art, and music.

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Don't Miss the Chance of Helping Syrian People Affected by the War

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Many children and young Syrians were physically harmed by the very violent war in Syria, and suffered permanent disability which led to a growing sense of inferiority and lack of involvement, and interaction with others.

Nojoom Al Ghad (Stars of the Future) Sports Academy, one of the Syrian Forum’s programs, has launched a sports program that would improve the skills of people with disabilities and those affected by the war in Syria, trainers and trainees, through individual sports like table tennis (ping pong), and team sports like basketball.

 
These sport activities will help people with disabilities improve their health and mental well-being, reduce anxiety and depression, increase their self-esteem and gain new experiences and new friendships.
 
Nojoom Al Ghad Academy is a youth sports program that seeks to serve young Syrian athletes in Turkey. It was established in 2014 to provide the Syrian refugee youth with constructive activities, to engage and build strong relationships with each other, and to foster healthy integration within the Turkish society.
 
The first phase of this program has been completed successfully by having 6 players join and training them 3 hours a week on a regular basis. Lots of people with disabilities are hoping to be part of this activity in the second phase of this program.
 
The Academy is planning to reach 20 players by the end of 2016, which will cost $27,000 to provide special care, transportation, wheelchairs and coaches’ salaries.
 
Don’t miss the chance of being part of fulfilling their hope.
 

Mr. Ghassan Hitto, CEO of the Syrian Forum, speaks at SETA conference

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During his US tour Mr. Ghassan Hitto, CEO of the Syrian Forum, was among invited speakers at a conference on the Syrian refugee crisis hosted by The Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research (SETA) in Washington DC. 

The panel entitled "Confronting the Syrian Refugee Challenge" included Fuat Oktay, the President of Disaster and Emergency Management Authority of Turkey (AFAD) and Burhanettin Duran, the President of The SETA Foundation, and was moderated by Kilic Kanat, Research Director at The SETA Foundation.

Other speakers included Her Excellency Mrs. Emine Erdoğan, the first lady of Turkey, Sare Aydın, the President of Women and Democracy Foundation (KADEM), Nilüfer Bulut, the President of the Turkish Businesswomen Association (TİKAD), and Nadia Alawa, the President of NuDay Syria.

Thank you to SETA DC for organizing this conference and for inviting us to speak. Read about the conference on  SETA's website and check out video on YouTube and photos below!

 

Mr. Hitto and Mrs. Erdoğan