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Daily Archives: April 13, 2018

“FILL THE GLASS” FUNDRAISER: HOW $15 MAKES A DIFFERENCE!

HAF’s project to bring clean drinking water to five Moroccan villages is featured as part of GlobalGiving’s “Fill the Glass” fundraiser in celebration of World Water Day. Your donation before Sunday, March 22nd could help HAF earn an additional $1,000 in project funds…we are already off to a great start! Just $15 provides clean drinking water for one person – every drop counts! What

Kate Jeans-Gail Memorial: Trees Distributed to 250 Families

Between February 19th and 23rd nearly 20,000 cherry and apple trees were distributed to 250 households, including twenty-eight villages, in the Tifnoute Valley as part of the Kate Jeans-Gail Tree Nursery Memorial. Trees were also distributed to local schools in the valley, allowing children of all ages to participate in this community-wide project. More trees will be distributed

TODAY IS WORLD WATER DAY: DOWNLOAD “WORLD WATER RUN” FOR FREE!

Today is World Water Day. One billion people in the world do not have access to clean drinking water. Nearly 1.8 million children die every year from waterborne illnesses. But you can help change this. Download a free copy of “World Water Run: The Race to Provide Safe Drinking Water to the World” to learn more about the world water

CALLING ALL EDUCATORS: TEACHER TOOLKIT MAKES ITS DEBUT!

Making its debut just in time for Earth Day on April 22nd and Arbor Day on April 24th, HAF’s Teacher Toolkit is an innovative way to introduce Moroccan geography and culture, volunteerism, and environmental awareness to children in grades one through six. The program includes interactive lessons, a tree planting activity, and grassroots fundraising to plant “sister” trees

THIS WEEKEND IN NYC: “ORDINARY BOYS” A FILM ABOUT MOROCCO

HAF’s NYC team is hard at work putting together a series of networking, fundraising, and outreach events for the coming months. Their goal is to connect HAF fans and supporters to Morocco related cultural and artistic events already happening in NYC, as well as create our own inspirational gatherings to inform you of HAF’s latest projects and how

SPRING HAPPY HOURS IN DC AND NYC!

Join the High Atlas Foundation for spring happy hours in DC (May 29th) and NYC (June 4th). Hear the latest updates from the field, get a sneak peak at HAF’s newest initiatives – including grassroots fundraising and youth outreach programs, and enjoy complimentary Moroccan appetizers with new and old friends. Please RSVP to kate@highatlasfoundation.org to let us know

AMBASSADOR AND MRS. MEKOAUR HOST FUNDRAISING DINNER FOR HAF

On the evening of June 1st, Moroccan Ambassador to the US, H.E. Aziz Mekouar, and Mrs. Maria Felice Mekouar hosted a sit down dinner for thirty  High Atlas Foundation supporters. High Atlas Foundation President, Dr. Yossef Ben-Meir, and Country Director, Kate McLetchie, were joined by Board Members, Sir Charles Dahan, Barbara Balaj, and Talal Belrhiti. We were delighted

MOROCCAN AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER $5,000 MATCHING CHALLENGE GRANT!

Width=200|height=54]We are excited to let you know that the Moroccan American Cultural Center has initiated a $5,000 matching challenge grant for HAF. Through September 20th every dollar you donate or pledge will be matched up to $5,000! You can make a secure donation online, fill out a pledge form, or send us a check. Do you live in Morocco?

HAF AND G4S TEAM UP TO COMBAT RURAL POVERTY

HAF has partnered with G4S (Morocco), the world’s leading international securities group, to combat rural poverty and highlight awareness for dislocation of Morocco’s rural populations due to challenging socio-economic conditions. Together, this NGO-corporate partnership will bring clean drinking water to five villages in the Tifnoute Valley, benefitting 1,500 people. It will also  plant 15,000 saplings in

JOIN HAF’S FOUNDERS’ CIRCLE AND RECEIVE A SIGNED COPY OF THE BUTTER MAN

Shortly after its release, in the spring of 2008, HAF teamed up with the authors of the children’s book The Butter Man, Ali Alalou and Elizabeth Letts Alalou (RPCV Morocco 1983-1986), to share their Moroccan tale of “patience, perseverance, and hope” with HAF friends and supporters. If you missed out on purchasing a signed copy of The Butter Man at one

CALLING ALL RPCVS: WORK WITH HAF IN MOROCCO!

HAF will receive a Peace Corps Response Volunteer this fall – and it could be you! The Peace Corps Response program allows former Volunteers to re-enroll in Peace Corps for short-term assignments that range from three months to one year, working in everything from HIV/AIDS education to humanitarian assistance in response to natural disasters to capacity-building of

A PENNY CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

“A penny can make a difference” was the motto for sixty-five students in the Fairfax County School Age Child Care (SACC) after school program at Shrevewood Elementary School in Falls Church, Virginia. The children, ages six to eleven, raised $200 through grassroots fundraising efforts and secured a $200 matching grant from a corporate sponsor, to

HAF WELCOMES RABIA EL ALAMA TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

HAF is excited to welcome Rabia El Alama, Managing Director for the American Chamber of Commerce in Morocco, to the Board of Directors! With twenty years of experience in project management, entrepreneurship, and international business, Rabia is looking forward to working with HAF to build its corporate giving program, helping to develop creative ways to engage corporations