We’re ready for the next level! But we need your help

I want to join the WANN Sustainers Club with a monthly gift

I want to make a one-time donation to WANN

We need to reach $25,000 to fund our project for another year! Please help us get there. (Want to pay by credit card? You can do so on Launchgood.)

The youth of Gaza need many things, but just as much as aid, we want to speak for ourselves. We hope you agree we’ve had a strong three years: More than 250 writers, an equal number of mentors, more than 50,000 social media followers, and seven re-publication partners. We are so excited, and have so many ideas for how to expand: publish a book and go on tour!

We rely entirely on the generous donations of our followers. Any amount you choose to give helps maintain and expand this project. Joining our Sustainers Club through a monthly pledge allows us to have a dependable base of support. Alternatively, you may choose the “donate” button to give a one-time contribution. Note: Your money will be sent directly to the project in Gaza; no funds are kept in the United States for “overhead” (other than the 7% charged by our fiscal sponsor, Nonviolence International) or money-transfer fees (our international director volunteers and pays the latter out of her own pocket).

Once you donate, please help us spread the word by sharing this page via email, Facebook, Twitter and word of mouth!

PayPal is the safest, simplest way to transfer money internationally, using all currencies and with relatively low fees. By using PayPal, you guarantee that no one (including us) has access to your credit card information. If you choose monthly support, you can stop your payments at any time.

Note that you do not need to open a PayPal account to make a donation; after clicking on the “donate” or “join” buttons, you will be given the option to log into PayPal OR bill your credit card without opening an account.

If you do not want to use PayPal, email us at (pam@werenotnumbers.org) and we will give you instructions for a wire transfer or check payment (via our fiscal sponsor, Nonviolence International).

Where does the money go?

We Are Not Numbers relies for 80 percent of its resources on crowdfunding. (The other 20 percent comes from a partnership with Rebuilding Alliance, an American nonprofit that pays us in return for developing stories about its work in Gaza.) Our primary expenses are:

  • Rent, which we pay monthly to Gaza Sky Geeks (an initiative of MercyCorps) for space in its building.
  • Salaries for three full-time staff, one part-time and two “contractors” (paid for work completed). All were unemployed youths prior to their addition to our team, and we try to rotate the persons in these positions as they gain valuable experience.
  • Transportation expenses for writers who must travel longer distances for meetings and interviews.
  • Activities for project members, both educational (workshops) and fun (BBQs by the sea).

We are happy to answer further questions; email pam@wearenotnumbers.org.