Newborns have no formula or diapers. Children are hungry. Families are displaced, cannot afford housing, and do not have access to electricity, gas, or food. Businesses have closed. Medicine is scarce or discounted.
We invite you to support a cause close to many hearts. It’s critical to keep Lebanese families supported in the months to come. Please give generously (your donation is tax-deductible), or you can purchase needed items through the Amazon wishlist, or one of our logo items.
Urgent needs include Medications, Children and Adult Diapers, Baby Formula, Feminine Hygiene Products, and more. This list expands daily as we get more information on shortages, and needed items.
We are a group of non-denominational and non-political Lebanese immigrant volunteers who share passion, love and hope towards our people living in Lebanon under difficult conditions, irrespective of their religious or political affiliations.
We are a group of caring professionals with medical, scientific, and academic background and no political affiliation. Although we are not currently living in Lebanon, we feel the pain, suffering and desperation amongst Lebanese families and friends from the crushing economic and political crisis.
Mia Neil, one of our co-founders, has a track record of helping local mothers and infants of Columbus, Ohio, through her educational and service charity. We are 100% volunteers, and receive no compensation for this project. 100% of your donation will be used to make sure the supplies reach the people in need.
We promise partnership, clarity, and transparency in every step of our mission.
Our Allfor961 team has partnered with P2I Global Foundation, an Ohio-based 501c3 nonprofit organization, Scan Global Logistics, a Seattle, WA international freight transport company, and the Lebanese Red Cross to send containers of donations to Lebanon to help provide basic needs and medications for Lebanese families during this difficult time.
Dr. Mia Neil
The Ohio State University, OH
Mia Neil was born and raised in Lebanon, earned her B.S from the Lebanese American University (LAU) and is currently a Microbiology teaching faculty at The Ohio State University. She immigrated to the United States in 2002, and has dedicated her career to educating and empowering youth, in and out of the classroom. She co-founded P2I Global Foundation and the Women’s Health Education Program to help bridge the gap of health, access to basic needs, and education for underprivileged and underserved communities.
When visiting Lebanon in Summer 2021, Mia experienced the despair of the ongoing situation, and the anguish of Lebanese people. With a heavy heart, she went back to Ohio determined to find a way to support her beloved people, and using her nonprofit platform to assist families in Lebanon through the Allfor961 Relief Project.
Dr. Maged Costantine
The Ohio State University, OH
Maged was born and raised in Lebanon, graduated from Rafik Hariri high School and earned a B.S in Biology from the American University of Beirut before joining the medical school where he earned MD degree in 2001.
Dr. George Ferzli
The Ohio State University, OHNationwide Children’s Hospital, OH
George Ferzli is currently a faculty member and director of innovation in the Division of Neonatology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. He has been in Columbus since 2018 before which he trained in and practiced Neonatology and Pediatrics in Birmingham, Alabama for more than 10 years. He received a Masters in Business Operational Excellence from the Ohio State University and is currently finishing his education in executive business administration. He has extensive training in leadership and innovation. Before his training in the United States, he graduated from the American University of Beirut with a medical degree in 1998 and trained in Pediatrics at the American University Hospital. George has been involved in clinical and translational research, and in quality improvement programs. He is currently focused on management change, innovation ecosystems, leveraging technology including artificial intelligence to improve patient outcomes and enhance equity, and leadership education. He is experienced in lean management, process improvement, supply chain, and entrepreneurship.
George believes that every human deserves to live in dignity without discrimination and every child is to grow in a secure environment. Unfortunately, the latest recurrent crises in Lebanon have deprived the Lebanese of their most basic needs. George will work through AllFor961 to provide relief and support to any Lebanese in need.
Dr. Samer Eldika
Stanford University, CA
Samer Eldika received his medical education at the American University of Beirut. He completed his General Gastroenterology Fellowship at the State University of New York in Buffalo and Advanced Interventional Endoscopy Fellowship at the University of Virginia. Samer is currently a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Stanford University where he practices and teach.
Samer is a proud Lebanese American who is deep-rooted in Lebanon. Like many other Lebanese immigrants, Samer answered the call for help from his country of origin and started an initiative with a group of committed friends to rally efforts and support for Lebanese people in need.
Dr. Wassim Khawandi
Kadlec Clinics, WA
Born and Raised in Beirut during the Civil war, Wassim Khawandi completed his medical studies at the American University of Beirut and came to the US to pursue his professional ambitions. Being an internist and kidney specialist, he devoted some of his time to providing free medical consultations to the underserved at the ‘ Grace Clinic ” in the basement of the Methodist church in downtown Pasco. The Clinic provided services to low-income uninsured residents and was operated primarily by volunteers. Dr Khawandi has served on and chaired many medical , and community committees -including but not limited to- education , medicine department , finance and philanthropy committees. He has held key leadership positions as a chief of staff, chief medical officer and as a medical director of 2 large dialysis facilities.
With the unfolding of the recent tragic events in Lebanon, Dr Khawandi felt the urgency to help, leveraging his background in healthcare, utilizing experience in charitable and community work , and driven by his passion to help the underserved in our beloved country.