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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.

Alma, 33, is raising Raya, her 13-year-old daughter, on her own. Alma has not heard from Raya’s father in years, and he does not pay any child support. Alma, who suffers from Crone’s disease, works as an aide to the elderly, a job that pays below the minimum wage. Alma...

Total Cost - $633
Still Needed - $522
Funded - $111

Genya, 46, is divorced and has four children, ages 10-27. She is no longer in contact with her ex-husband or the father of her two younger children. The family has been known to social services for many years due to emotional challenges and dire financial circumstances. At the moment, Genya...

Total Cost - $1186
Still Needed - $227
Funded - $959

Hannah, 23, is a very impressive young woman. Hannah and her five siblings grew up with a violent, abusive father and a withdrawn, passive mother. As the children grew up, they learned to support themselves and each other. Over the years, Hannah has worked various jobs, including babysitting and waitressing,...

Total Cost - $1112
Still Needed - $1003
Funded - $109

Shoshana, 52, and Nissan, 61, are parents to eight children. The couple moved to Israel from Ethiopia around 30 years ago. Nissan is on full disability and Shoshana works as an aide to the elderly. While they do their best to make ends meet, they struggle financially. To add to...

Total Cost - $372
Still Needed - $206
Funded - $165

Danya’s story is not an easy one to hear. Danya grew up in Russia. When her father died, her mother was left to raise her 8 children alone. Danya never received any formal schooling and was forced to help support her family from a young age. In 1992, Danya moved...

Total Cost - $827
Still Needed - $289
Funded - $538

Tom, 46, is trying his hardest to support himself and his four sons, ages 11-17. Seven years ago, Tom’s wife left him for another man. After some time, it was agreed that Tom would have custody of the boys, while his wife took custody of their two daughters, ages 18...

Total Cost - $747
Still Needed - $674
Funded - $73

Irina, 61, is living a sad and lonely life. She suffers from various physical ailments and has undergone a number of strokes which have left her partially paralyzed. She has diabetes and also suffers from depression and anxiety. For years, Irina spent most of her time caring for her elderly...

Total Cost - $955
Still Needed - $394
Funded - $561

or years, Liba, 57, worked as the manager of a clothing store. The stress of the job, however, caused her health problems and she had to quit. After two years of rehabilitation, Liba started looking for a new position. She had to find a job that paid enough for her...

Total Cost - $1405
Still Needed - $1085
Funded - $319

Elsa, 34, is facing difficult times. Divorced, she is raising three children, ages 2-15, on her own. Elsa’s ex-husband has no contact with the family and pays no child support. Until recently, Elsa worked as an aide to the elderly. In June, she had to take sick leave due to...

Total Cost - $1124
Still Needed - $1012
Funded - $112

Nofar, 38, and Shai, 39, immigrated from Russia six years ago. They have five children, ages 12-2. It hasn’t been easy for Nofar and Shai to adjust, though they have received help from the Ministry of Absorption and from various non-profit organizations. The family is struggling financially. Shai, who was...

Total Cost - $779
Still Needed - $664
Funded - $116

Natan, 20, is an impressive young man. Both of Natan’s parents have been quite ill for many years, and the family is financially unstable. As he neared his army induction date, Natan reached out to a non-profit organization that helps young people in need navigate the army process. Natan enlisted...

Total Cost - $795
Still Needed - $649
Funded - $147

Batya and Noah have three young children, ages 2-8. Noah is violent and the couple does not communicate well; currently, they are separated. Batya, 30, was a teacher until the Corona virus closed schools, and she was laid off. Noah is unable to work because of emotional issues and receives...

Total Cost - $1061
Still Needed - $955
Funded - $106

The CORONA Relief Fund

for the benefit of individuals and families dealing with financial loss resulting from COVID-19

After consultations with our partner social workers in agencies around the country, Ten Gav has established the CORONA Relief Fund to deal with extraordinary circumstances created by the impact of the coronavirus.

Total Cost - $454545
Still Needed - $26871
Funded - $427675

Project ONWARD 2020

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 - $53030
Still Needed - $39842
Funded - $13188

Project BOOST 2020

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 - $53030
Still Needed - $35998
Funded - $17032
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