Backpacks for Gaza  Benefit show

Home Away From Home: 

Little Palestine by the bay

A photography and storytelling installation by najib joe hakim

Closing Reception and Raffle:

At Rebuilding Alliance's Office

178 South Boulevard

San Mateo, CA 94402

March 8, 2-6pm

This Sunday, Rebuilding Alliance will be hosting a fun family event at our office in San Mateo to close Home Away From Home. There will be music, food, and great company, as well as a raffle for three of Najib's prints from his Lebanon series. Come see the exhibit before it closes at Rebuilding Alliances off - It's an event you won't want to miss! 

About the project

Home Away from Home: Little Palestine by the Bay is a photography and oral storytelling project by Palestinian artist Najib Joe Hakim. Hakim took beautiful black and white portraits of 27 Palestinians living in the Bay Area, and recorded interviews with them about their relationship to the word "home." 

Some participants are Palestinians born in Palestine who moved to the United States, and some were born here, but both describe the complexity of identity and attachment to their home in Palestine through their descriptions of family, community, and place.

Benefiting Backpacks for Gaza

Rebuilding Alliance is honored to host this exhibit as part of our fundraising effort for the Backpacks for Gaza project, which has three objectives:

  1. Raises awareness of the humanitarian crisis in Gaza
  2. Support K-12 education in the Gaza strip
  3. Rally US support to open the blockade by engaging our elected representatives. 

Rebuilding Alliance has set the goal to send 3,888 backpacks by the end of May. By sharing news of this amazing event, you can help us reach our goal. Attendees are asked to make a $20 donation to purchase a backpack for one child. Please tell your friends and family about this amazing opportunity at Rebuilding Alliance. Each backpack purchase will give attendees free admittance to the show and one raffle ticket for Najib’s prints.  

Raffle Items:

Three unframed prints from Najib Joe Hakim's Lebanon Series:

Books and other items, including gift cards, olive oil, and more!:

Tickets and Pricing:

General Admission: $20 donation to Backpacks for Gaza Project, online or at Rebuilding Alliance's office. If you make your donation online, please bring your receipt to the show. 

Children under 13: Free

Students: Bring a friend and purchase your tickets in person for $10/each

Additional raffle tickets are sold 5 for $10 or 12 for $20

Volunteers are also needed to help with installation.

If interested, please contact