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Read these personal stories brought to us by social services professionals around Israel. The names of all applicants have been changed to protect individual privacy. The names of the verifying social worker and agency are real. Photographs are illustrative only.

Both Alon and Liat work full time – he is a cleaner and supervisor at the town mikve and she is a medical receptionist. But their combined salaries are not enough to cover the needs of their family. Their younger three children (ages 12, 16, and 17) need one for...

Total Cost - $990
Still Needed - $559
Funded - $431

The support staff at Ilan’s school has strongly recommended that he join an afterschool program that will help him integrate socially and develop his self-confidence. Ilan likes the idea, particularly if it can be a soccer club. Ilan, 8, who has struggled with speech delays, is sure that he will...

Total Cost - $930
Still Needed - $781
Funded - $149

Maya, 46, and her son, Ivor, 26, live in a small public housing unit. Maya cannot work because of chronic depression, so her only income is her national insurance benefit. This is too low to cover even their most basic needs. Ivor worked hard to create his own business but...

Total Cost - $630
Still Needed - $435
Funded - $195

Shira, 40, works full time, but her job as an aide to the elderly does not come close to allowing her to meet the needs of her family. Shira’s husband divorced her unexpectedly a year and a half ago, and she suddenly found herself solely responsible for their ten children...

Total Cost - $1571
Still Needed - $860
Funded - $711

Olga, 79, is a Holocaust survivor. She moved to Israel with her husband and daughter almost 20 years ago. Here she worked for the Israeli postal service for almost a decade. Olga’s husband died 12 years ago and her daughter does not live nearby – although they speak on the...

Total Cost - $813
Still Needed - $247
Funded - $566

In the course of her short life, Nina, 19, has bounced from school to school, and from one shelter to another hostel to yet another support program. She has a police record for petty theft and has had to move out of her parents’ house because of the difficult relationship...

Total Cost - $1571
Still Needed - $1414
Funded - $157

Eden moved to Israel from Ethiopia with her family when she was three. The adjustment to Israel was difficult for the family, but Eden has a positive outlook on life and she is determined to do her best here. She finished high school and served in the Army. Eden, 38,...

Total Cost - $795
Still Needed - $618
Funded - $177

After many years of staying at home and raising her six children (including one with Downs Syndrome), Yael, 51, would like to go out to earn a living and help to support the family. She would like to be able to supplement the low salary that her husband earns as...

Total Cost - $900
Still Needed - $677
Funded - $223

After moving to Israel with his parents when he was young, Oleg completed 12 years of schooling and served in the Army. In the course of his service, Oleg was wounded. After months of hospitalization, he was able to move home to his mother (his father cut off all contact...

Total Cost - $1200
Still Needed - $808
Funded - $392

Although he is only 15, Aaron has a dream and is on his way to fulfilling it. After some difficult years, Aaron is succeeding at his new school. He is an outstanding student, he takes his studies seriously, and he is determined to graduate with the full complement of high...

Total Cost - $1571
Still Needed - $1256
Funded - $316

After coming to Israel, Oleg, 61, and his wife, Viktoria, 59, earned enough to support themselves. He worked as a cleaner and a mechanic; she in a day care. But they both have physical problems that have grown worse over the years. Viktoria has developed contact dermatitis, which flares up...

Total Cost - $810
Still Needed - $508
Funded - $302

Working as a wedding photographer would have several advantages for Maya, 32. First, it would give her a way to earn a living and support her family; she and her husband have four children and she is pregnant with a fifth. Second, it would give her the flexibility to be...

Total Cost - $1095
Still Needed - $935
Funded - $160

Project ONWARD 2019

for the benefit of women in distress

Project ONWARD is an ongoing fund, created in order to address the needs of Israeli single mothers and young women who are attempting to overcome the challenges of poor housing conditions and inadequate resources and support. Project ONWARD funds basic needs (fridges, beds, ovens and washers), educational and vocational programs and computers that...

Total Cost - $51429
Still Needed - $18738
Funded - $32691

Project BOOST 2019

for the benefit of At-Risk Youth

Through our work with social services departments around the country we know how badly at-risk youth need our continuous support.  We have therefore established Project BOOST,  an ongoing fund, so that together, we can help them. The goals of Project BOOST are:  To empower at risk youth to complete schooling...

Total Cost - $51429
Still Needed - $30645
Funded - $20784

Project RESPECT 2019

for the benefit of elderly Ethiopians

We’d like you to meet Moran and Dinah! Moran Yosef is the director of the Seniors Center for Elderly Ethiopian Immigrants (Ha’Moadon le’kshishei Yotz’ei Ethiopia) in Hadera and Dinah is the sports director. There are approximately 600 elderly Ethiopians living in Hadera. In our work with the municipal social services department over the...

Total Cost - $38571
Still Needed - $36189
Funded - $2383
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