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Olive Oil Project - Items available for a Donation at St. George Melkite Greek Catholic Church
 

The goal of the Olive Oil Project is to employ several men and women with part-time work to hand-make natural, organic, traditional Palestinian Olive Oil. Two men are employed part-time in the Olive Oil Project.

Handmade natural, organic, extra virgin Olive Oil is produced. The materials are local, natural, and organic.
No chemicals are added. No cooking / heating over a fire is done.

Abouna Firas Khoury Diab is familiar with this type of project because Abouna's family hand-made natural Olive Oil using a traditional Palestinian recipe.

Usually, the Olive Oil is only available locally. In special circumstances, Abouna Firas Khoury Diab will consider exporting the Olive Oil. One negative in exporting Olive Oil is the high cost of transportation.

Exported Olive Oil is only available by donation. Exported Olive Oil is not for sale. No exported olive oil has been sold. Further, there are no plans to sell exported Olive Oil. One reason is the high cost of transportation would make the cost of the Olive Oil so high that a cost conscious person would buy from other vendor.

The "Suggested Donation" covers the cost of the materials to make the soap, the labor, and the air shipment; plus a “small” profit. The word is “small”. If one of the expenses rises, the suggestd donation will not cover the all the expenses of making and transporting the soap. For this reason, St. George Church asks that you donate the $30.00 bank transfer fee.

The "Suggested Donation" to obtain the Olive Oil is under discussion plus $30.00 for bank transfer fees, for a total donation of $x30. The shipper in Ramallah charges by the weight. 19.9 kilos is the highest weight for a reasonable air shipment fee. (At 20 kilos, the shipping cost increases.) Weight scales vary and the weight of the packaging (box, tape, string, label etc.) are included in the 20 kilos. The "Suggested Donation" covers the cost of the materials to make the Olive Oil, the labor, and the air shipment; plus a “small” profit. The word is “small”.

An air shipment takes approximately ten days to two weeks. Holidays and weekends result in a longer time. A sea shipment takes approximately two to three months.

Olive Harvest

Donation instructions

For more information, please contact the following.


St. George (Mar Giries) Melkite Greek Catholic Parish
Abouna Firas Boutros Khoury Diab
E-mail Address: Abouna Firas Boutros Khoury Diab,cure_zab@yahoo.com or Abouna Firas Boutros Khoury Diab, firas_khoury2002@yahoo.com
Skype Name: Doris Diab Doris_Diab, by e-mail please agree on a date and a time for a Skype Video Call
Time Zone: Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) plus 2 hours
Pacific Time (GMT minus 8 hours) in the United States of America is 10 hours behind Zababdeh Time, that is 2 a.m. Pacific Time is 12 noon Zababdeh Time, 12 noon Pacific Time is 10 p.m Zababdeh Time, 2 p.m. Pacific Time is 12 midnight Zabadeh Time, and 12 midnight Pacific Time is 10 a.m. the next day Zababdeh Time.
Usually, the best time to contact Abouna Firas is during his evening, that is from 7 p.m. - 12 p.m. during Zababdeh time.
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/profile.php?id=1032421184
Land telephone for the Church / Home: 2510894, from other countries including the U.S.: 011.970.4.2510894, from Jerusalem and Bethlehem: 04.2510894 (Code 970 is for Palestine National Authority and code 972 is for Israel. Both codes will work.)
Cell / Mobile telephone for Abouna Firas: 0599789282, from other countries including the U.S.: 011.970.599789282, (do not dial the area code and the 0), from Jerusalem and Bethlehem: 0599789282 (Code 970 is for Palestine National Authority and code 972 is for Israel. Both codes will work.)
Fax: None
Web site: St. George (Mar Giries) Melkite Greek Catholic Church, http://www.stgeorgeinzababdeh.com/
Mailing address: St. George Church, Zababdeh, Palestine National Authority
St. George Church does not have a street mailing address nor a Post Box Office mailing address.
Physical location: St. George Church is the Catholic Church on the main road.
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