Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Project is a Success

Four months ago, I pledged to grow my beard if people donate gifts to the Home of Hope orphanage. Today, I'm very happy to say that people donated more than 60 gifts for 34 children. It is all thanks to you that Christmas is going to be amazing for the children of Home of Hope.

I would like to thank Abdallah Chamas, Allyson Jerab, Sarah Karam, Emile Maamari, Dina Azar, Nada Azar, Timmy Malkoun, Shirine Maktabi, Daria Maktabi, Irina Maktabi, Christine Saliba, Nour Chamoun, Roy Riachi, Foad Badawi, AUB Biology Student Society and the AUB Student Rights Club

They made this a success by donating gifts that will go directly to the children.

Merry Christmas everyone. I thank you all from the depth of my heart.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Growing My Beard and Getting Gifts for Orphans

Ho Ho Ho!!

I've been growing my beard for the past four months. I'm doing this because on December 25, I'm going to be Santa Clause for 34 Lebanese orphans at the Home of Hope. You can see their name and age below.


This is why I need you to help me do that. I will need a lot of gifts to give and I want to do that by allowing anyone to donate a gift to the children, and I can make it easier for you.


The list below is of the 34 kids staying at the Home of Hope.

  1. You can chose someone and get him a gift,
  2.  wrap it and put their name on it.
  3. You can even write them a card :) 

Name Years Old

Soha 16

Cabi 12

Hiba 11

Haidar 18

Nadim 11

Ghanima 12

Darin 10

Alaa 24

Hadi 16

Akram 8

Miriam 8

Bilal 11

Ahmad 11

Ahmad 12

Bernar 12

Malkoun 14

Rami 11

Ibrahim 13

Khaled 11

Nour 7

Abed elHakim 9

Marco 12

Mohamad 7

Hussein 10

Hiba 10

Manal 5

Issam 3



I really want to give an amazing Christmas. And I hope you can help! You can call me on 03082338 or send me an email ( if you want to donate. 


The Facebook event is at


and you can also watch the video on 



My beard two months

I would like to thank: Dina Azar, Timmy Malkoun, Christine Saliba,Mrs. Rima Khishin, Mrs. Allyson Jerab, Mrs. Sarah Karam, Mrs. Irina Maktabi, Mrs. Shirine Maktabi, Daria Maktabi, Roy Riachi, Tarek Dagher, Nada Azar and Abdallah Chamas.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

HelpLeb : Lebanon will never be the same

We just launched www.helpleb,com . We didn't deploy the tweaked-Ushahidi platform that me and Abdallah Absi have been working on but for now, it's a page where people can sign up and will be informed when we deploy the real thing.

The design is simple and straight forward although the logo might be tentative. The gradient under the logo was donated by William Choukeir :) One of the best design gurus I have ever met. I sat with the man for two hours and understood really what designing something is.

Help Leb is about letting people share issues. But it doesn't stop there at all. We want people to start solving these issues. And they can do that by finding other people who also have the same problem. They connect with these people and start doing something amazing.

Well, that's the goal. We are trying out best to make that easy to happen and we'll let everyone else decide.

In case you missed it :)