Henry Afif's Fundraising Page
The Palestine Children's Relief Fund
Henry Afif's Fundraising Page


"Climbing for Hope - Alps 2013” is the joint effort of two Lebanese Mountaineers - Henry Saliba and Afif Khawly.  They will be attempting two classic Alpine climbs – the Matterhorn, an iconic 4478m spire of rock and ice that pierces the horizon and towers over the town of Zermatt; and the north face of the Tour Ronde, a 3792m near-vertical expanse of ice slopes representing one of the most sought after technical routes in the Alps. Through this expedition, under the sponsorship of ARAMEX, they hope to raise awareness and funds for The Palestine Children’s Relief Fund (PCRF), a non-political, non-profit organization established in 1991 to provide medical aid to suffering children from the region, mainly the Levant (Lebanon, Syria, Palestine); the main objective is to identify and treat every child in need of specialized surgery not available to them locally. Since 1991 over 1,000 children have been sent abroad for treatment.


They also hope to bring to light the principles and values of mountaineering:









They also hope to elevate the stature of this sport in the Middle East.












ABOUT The PCRF Missions and Projects

The PCRF is a legally-registered non-political, non-profit, 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization established in 1991 by concerned people to address the medical and humanitarian needs of Palestinian and Arab youths in the Middle East. We have provided thousands of children life-saving care based on their need, not on religion, gender, nationality or sect.

The main objective of the PCRF is to identify and treat every child in the Middle East in need of specialized surgery not available to them locally. We locate, sponsor and run international, volunteer medical missions to the Middle East, in additional to locating free medical care abroad for children who cannot be adequately treated in the Middle East. The PCRF  is the main organization regularly sending injured and sick Arab children to North and South America, the Middle East and Europe for free care that is not available to them there. Since 1991 over 1,000 children have been abroad for millions of dollars of donated care, and over 10,000 have had complex surgery by our visiting medical missions to the region. The PCRF has been awarded the top 4-star rating by Charity Navigator for fiscal management, while being able to treat more kids than any other charity in the Middle East. 

Name Date Amount Comments
Tammam Abushakra 09/01/2013 $100.00  
Louis McGlasson 08/25/2013 $15.00 Palestine has suffered enough!
Margaret D Kooistra 08/22/2013 $50.00  
Deeb Kayed 08/22/2013 $100.00  
TCF 08/03/2013 $130.00  
Gus & Zeina 08/03/2013 $100.00  
Lujain 08/01/2013 $100.00  
Jim Ragsdale 07/27/2013 $100.00 Sorry, a little late on the uptake...you're probably descending already!
Jack Harrison 07/26/2013 $50.00 Great stuff Henry. Hope the training was sufficient...
Rima D 07/24/2013 $100.00 Reachin for the stars! love it!
Anonymous Friend 07/23/2013 $250.00  
Nesreen Srouji 07/23/2013 $500.00 Amazing initiative, Afif and Henry! The PCRF is an amazing organisation.
Fawzi and Doreen Khawly 07/23/2013 $700.00  
Fadi Khawly 07/23/2013 $200.00 Good luck! Great job. We are all proud of u
Hawazen 07/20/2013 $100.00 Good luck !!!
Gmoni 07/20/2013 $105.00 Good luck my brothers.
Dania & Rami Abuhamdeh 07/20/2013 $100.00 Great cause. Good luck!
Houda Dabboussi 07/19/2013 $150.00 Good Luck Afif, proud of you Coz:) xxx
Khalil Shadid 07/19/2013 $150.00 Great initiative! Good luck! We support you
Carballo's boys 07/19/2013 $148.00 So proud of you dear Henry!
Ehab Hassan 07/19/2013 $680.00  
Zach 07/19/2013 $25.00 “Man can live about forty days without food, about three days without water, about eight minutes without air, but only for one second without hope” - Hal Lindsey
Samer & Jihan Choucair 07/19/2013 $300.00 Enjoy the vacation boys!
Anonymous Friend 07/18/2013 $100.00  
Lama S 07/17/2013 $200.00 Good luck guys! This is really amazing!
Hulan 07/17/2013 $822.00 Good luck!
Anonymous Friend 07/17/2013 $30.00 Best of luck & safe climbing. x
Razan Al Masri 07/17/2013 $200.00 Good luck! Safe climb xx
Anonymous Friend 07/17/2013 $100.00 Good luck Henry!
Samia 07/17/2013 $200.00 Good luck boys!! very proud of you
Nikesh Daryani 07/15/2013 $1,000.00  
Lena Khajah 07/14/2013 $100.00  
Julia Assaad 07/14/2013 $100.00 Great cause. All the best to you both on your adventure.
Henry Yip 07/11/2013 $100.00 Good Luck!
Maha El Zabri 07/11/2013 $100.00 you both make us proud! xx
Anonymous Friend 07/10/2013 $100.00 Wishing a safe trip for everyone participating in this event for this nobel cause
Agnes El-Akoury 07/09/2013 $100.00  
Raymond Gedeon 07/08/2013 $200.00  
Siddharth Varma 07/08/2013 $150.00  
Mazen 07/08/2013 $50.00 Goodluck
Reem Shaath 07/08/2013 $200.00 Good luck and enjoy the climb!
Joanne K 07/07/2013 $100.00 GoodLuck!! Afif - show them what circuit factory has done for you!
Anuar Osman 07/07/2013 $150.00 Wonderful and noble initiative.
Omar Bibi 06/28/2013 $150.00 Good luck...
Anonymous Friend 06/28/2013 $100.00  
Jinan 06/27/2013 $100.00 Great cause, good luck!
Rena Khawly 06/22/2013 $150.00  
7ala 06/21/2013 $150.00 Now this, is a good reason to climb.. I never understood your other reasons ;-) Bravo double trouble! Looking forward to seeing the pictures.
Hala Nasrallah 06/20/2013 $200.00 I admire you guys for touching hearts, changing lives. All the best!
Sofia 06/18/2013 $500.00 Great cause! Good luck.
Nabil Mufti 06/17/2013 $150.00 This is wonderful Afif and Henry. Wish you the best.
Tannous family 06/12/2013 $150.00 We wish you both luck! Enjoy the climb and be safe!
lana nahawi 06/09/2013 $500.00 Go Henry!!! thank you for continuing to inspire and remind us of love and service. Good luck and take care!
Michael 06/07/2013 $200.00 Go Guys, this is a great cause. Michael
laya 06/07/2013 $200.00 Dynamic duo!
Anonymous Friend 06/06/2013 $100.00 Wish you the very best of luck!
Walid Saade 06/06/2013 $50.00  
Anonymous Friend 06/06/2013 $100.00  
Sara Ghannoum 06/06/2013 $150.00  
Sebastian & Marielle Saliba 06/04/2013 $100.00 Great cause and a great team! We wish Henry and Afif the best on this great adventure!
  Total $11,405.00  
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