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Personal stories are brought to us by social services professionals around Israel. The names of all applicants are changed to protect individual privacy. The names of the verifying social worker and agencies are real. Photographs are illustrative only.

Rotem, 50, is a single mother to Hadas, aged 7. Rotem owns a small neighborhood hair salon. For years, she brought in enough money to support herself and Hadas and never had to ask for outside help. A few years ago, Rotem’s physical condition began to deteriorate; she suffers from...

Total Cost - $ 623
Still Needed - $ 295
Funded - $ 328
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Limor, a devoted mother to two young children, needs a helping hand this summer. Limor had a traumatic upbringing and as a result, she was raised by foster families. Today, Limor is divorced and has two children – Osnat, 8, and Guy, 9. She is an incredibly devoted mother who...

Total Cost - $ 299
Still Needed - $ 227
Funded - $ 73
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Sonia, 40, and Leo, 41, need our help to make it through the long, hot summer. Sonia and Leo are raising their two young children, Maor, 9, and Elian, 7, as well as Sonia’s 16-year-old daughter, Sara, from a previous relationship. Sonia works as a supermarket cashier. Leo used to...

Total Cost - $ 689
Still Needed - $ 622
Funded - $ 67
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Noa, 56, does the best she can to meet the needs of her ten-year-old daughter, Gali. Noa had a complicated upbringing, losing her father at a very young age. 18 years ago, her brother was killed. Noa is left with just her elderly mother who can’t provide financial or emotional...

Total Cost - $ 1,078
Still Needed - $ 670
Funded - $ 408
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Anat, 35, is going through a very rough time. Divorced, Anat is raising two young children (ages 8 and 9) on her own. Anat has been diagnosed with PTSD and suffers from psychological difficulties, including depression and anxiety. She is being treated as an out-patient at a psychiatric center. Anat...

Total Cost - $ 689
Still Needed - $ 195
Funded - $ 494
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Sharon, 38, works full-time as a social worker. She is divorced and raising three children, ages 12-17, on her own. Sharon’s youngest child, Erez, underwent psychological trauma as a result of his parents’ divorce six years ago. He is now in riding therapy. Sharon works very hard to meet her...

Total Cost - $ 569
Still Needed - $ 416
Funded - $ 153
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Leora, 43, is raising seven children (ages 9-16) on her own. Five years ago, Leora and her husband divorced. At first, he visited with his children once a week. Today, he has cut off all contact with his family and pays no child support. Leora is truly on her own....

Total Cost - $ 386
Still Needed - $ 349
Funded - $ 38
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Benny’s story is heartbreaking. In his 28 short years, he has experienced a lifetime of pain. Benny grew up in an ultra-Orthodox home, one of 12 siblings. He suffered extensive physical abuse at the hands of his father who threw Benny out of the house at the age of 11. Benny was...

Total Cost - $ 1,599
Still Needed - $ 1,181
Funded - $ 418
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Samuel, 47, and Naomi, 43, have always done their very best to raise their five children (ages 2-23) with dignity. Samuel works long hours as a taxi driver; until two years ago, Naomi worked full-time as well. Unfortunately, Naomi suffers from a multitude of medical issues and has had to...

Total Cost - $ 386
Still Needed - $ 349
Funded - $ 38
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Keren, 60, is struggling to make ends meet and needs our help. Keren has been divorced since the age of 28. She raised four children on her own, with no help from her ex-husband and no family support. Keren suffers from fibromyalgia. She has chronic joint pain and overall weakness....

Total Cost - $ 656
Still Needed - $ 523
Funded - $ 133
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Revital, 45, and Efraim, 50, are struggling to raise their eight children (ages 1-16) with dignity. After Revital did two years of National Service and Efraim did three years of army service, they both adopted an ultra-Orthodox lifestyle. Efraim worked as an electrician until an accident left him with a...

Total Cost - $ 898
Still Needed - $ 811
Funded - $ 87
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Every growing child deserves a sturdy bed to sleep on. Unfortunately, Michal and Efraim’s five young children don’t have that privilege. Michal, 34, worked in a factory until the Corona crisis hit. Six months ago, she gave birth to her fifth child and hasn’t gone back to work. Efraim, who...

Total Cost - $ 1,018
Still Needed - $ 848
Funded - $ 170
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