As part of Issa PR's ongoing commitment to NGOs, the agency conducted pro bono work for START, as their philanthropy client in 2016. START - a charity organization that provides workshops for refugees, orphans and special needs children across the Middle East and India - will collaborate with a series of international and local artists for World Refugee Day on June 20. START will partner with online auction house Paddle8, an exclusive online auction to raise awareness for the refugee crisis across the Middle East while highlighting START’s efforts to support vulnerable children through the use of art. The two-week auction will raise the funds to support START’S refugee programs in Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, India, Egypt and the UAE. Since its 2007 inception, START has helped to heal and educate children who have suffered from war, pain and loss through art workshops. They reach over 1,500 children every week through the workshops across each region.
Issa PR generated extensive features from international newswires, such as Reuters and Yahoo to art, culture and lifestyle magazines, including Downtown Magazine, Moustache Magazine, My Social Good News and many others during World Refugee Day.