Project Baby to help needy Muslim, Jewish and Christian moms in Israel. Ipads for the disabled Olive trees in commeration and Operation "Cleansweep"

PTWF is keenly aware of the concept of "the Gesture." Mindful of this concept we have used this in almost all of our projects to give something concrete, that one can see and feel, as a  means to "pave the way" to positive relations and to open a path to better understanding between the faiths. This is particularly important to children in combating the intentional distortion of religious and prophetic text which has been used as a tool to teach bigotry and hatred. Food is the most basic of human needs, and helping to provide for a newborn baby is a universal gesture of caring.


Personally managed through our wonderful advisors in Israel, famed sculptor Sam Philipe and Fr. Angelo Ison OFM, PTWF is beginning a project of giving basic baby supplies to welfare moms in Israel. The difference is that our gifts, are not restricted to one group. One third goes to Muslim moms, one third to Christian moms and one third to Jewish moms. We hope to expand this throughout the region. We are told by the welfare department that no one is helping in this critical area of need.

PTWF is currently seeking to advance this project by soliciting religious institutions to support the families of other religions. Churches will adopt a Jewish and Muslim family, Synagogues will adopt a Christian and Muslim family and Mosques will adopt a Christian and Jewish family. Each family will receive six- month supply of baby formula and diapers for their child and the supporting institutions will be able to meet the family and engage them if anyone travels to the region. The giving institution will receive a beautiful silver sculpture created by Sam Philipe as a thank you for their participation along with press coverage on our website and with the  international media.

If you, or someone you know wishes to sponsor a needy family, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and let us know you wish to help. The cost of six  months supply of baby formula, diapers and some toys is approximately $525.00  per family.

OUR DONORS for Project Baby- 100% of the money collected goes to this most important gesture


Christian and Muslim moms are given these wonderful gifts of love through the help of Fr. Peter Vasko OFM, President of the Franciscan Foundation of the Holy Land and Fr. Angelo Ison, OFM special advisor to PTWF Jerusalem. This funding came from the Islamic Center of Long Island as a wonderful gesture of good will and peace.


Nick Drexel, Meredith Krupp and  Sam Philipe, of PTWF,  present some of the gift baskets to Mr. Alian Hamed the director of east Jerusalem welfare center. These are being given to needy Arab moms. One comment was that the moms couldn't believe the thoughtfulness of such a gesture of concern and friendship. Right- Sam is greeted by Jewish recipients.



Merry Krupp and Sam Philipe distributes gifts to Jewish moms. The money for these packages came from the Islamic Center of Long Island, New York.



Directors Gary and Meredith Krupp and Dan and Cyndi  Buttafuoco plant 3 olive trees on Mount of Olives to commemorate the three Abrahamic Faiths


PTWF representative in Israel Sam Philipe delivers donated iPads to a school for disabled children


"Operation Cleansweep"- PTWF director in Israel Sam Philipe, PTWF advisor Mahmud Ashayer and  youth director Abdulla Kisswani in East Jerusalem, initiated operation clean sweep. PTWF is hiring Israeli Palestinian kids from Mt. of Olives to clean the streets in East Jerusalem, which are full of reuse and debris.


"It is with affection that I greet the members of the Pave the Way Foundation and I thank Mr. Krupp for the
kind words which he has addressed to me on your behalf"
Pope John Paul II- January 18, 2005



Jerusalem Medal from the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land


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