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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.

A few years ago, Shai’s business failed, leaving him bankrupt. Since then, he and his wife, Ayala, have been working very hard to pay off their debts. Shai, 61, puts in long hours as a cab driver, while Ayala works at a supermarket. Their youngest son Gil is autistic and...

Total Cost - $885
Still Needed - $799
Funded - $86
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Tikva, 28, comes from an Ethiopian immigrant family and despite the many challenges she has faced over the years, she has taken some bold steps to move forward in her life. During her national service Tikva worked as an aide in a day care center, where she was an excellent...

Total Cost - $1571
Still Needed - $1038
Funded - $533
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Devorah, 59, is a dedicated and loving mother. She believes in the importance of meeting her children’s needs, especially in the aftermath of their father’s death after a difficult illness. His death left Devorah as the sole wage earner, responsible for every aspect of her children’s lives and expenses. As...

Total Cost - $570
Still Needed - $304
Funded - $266
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Despite her husband’s alcoholism and increasing violence towards her and her children, Tikva kept silent and accepted her situation for many years. After the birth of their eighth child, however, she finally divorced him. Since then, Tikva has worked part-time as a cleaner. She has struggled to raise her children...

Total Cost - $1440
Still Needed - $1297
Funded - $143
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Aya, 27, used to have a steady, full-time job in a supermarket. After suffering from a slipped disk, she had to quit her job and now works part-time as a cleaner. On her very low salary, Aya tries to both provide for the needs of her children and complete her...

Total Cost - $1571
Still Needed - $1414
Funded - $157
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Naomi, 37, has struggled financially for years, but her situation became even worse after she lost her job at as a bank teller two years ago. Naomi has a number of emotional issues that qualify her for a disability stipend, on which she now relies. The father of her two...

Total Cost - $945
Still Needed - $785
Funded - $160
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Mazal and her four children have recently returned to the town in which she grew up, after months in a shelter for abused women. Mazal is not yet working and needs all the support possible as she recovers from the trauma of her previous situation. Her social worker has helped the...

Total Cost - $900
Still Needed - $811
Funded - $89
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Tammy’s school posts all assignments and announcements online, but without a computer, Tammy is falling behind in school. Her mother, pregnant with her fourth child, is on full-time bed rest and unable to work. The family survives on Tammy’s father’s income, but his salary is very low. Their apartment is...

Total Cost - $945
Still Needed - $851
Funded - $94
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Even before moving to Israel about 12 years ago, it has been clear to Michael’s family and his schools that he is autistic. He is highly functional academically, but has trouble recognizing personal and psychological boundaries in his interactions with others and has little regard for his personal safety. Michael...

Total Cost - $840
Still Needed - $757
Funded - $83
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An immigrant from South Africa, Karen is raising two daughters on her own. When she first arrived, Karen had trouble finding work because she didn’t speak Hebrew. For some time, the family lived off her unemployment benefits but struggled to make ends meet. They moved into a smaller apartment and...

Total Cost - $900
Still Needed - $811
Funded - $89
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When her parents divorced, social services sent Aliza to complete her 12 years of schooling in a boarding school. Despite living away from home, Aliza, 22, maintained a very strong relationship with her mother and two older brothers. Her father has not been in contact with the family since the...

Total Cost - $1571
Still Needed - $1414
Funded - $157
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Ya’akov, 25, and Hadassah, 24, recently moved in order to start their lives with a clean slate. Until now, they had been living in Ya’akov’s mother home, but a family history of violence and crime combined with Yaakov’s mother own schizophrenia, lead the couple to decide to move their family...

Total Cost - $990
Still Needed - $893
Funded - $97
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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 - $158000
Still Needed - $35427
Funded - $122573
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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 - $50000
Still Needed - $38908
Funded - $11092
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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 - $50000
Still Needed - $34705
Funded - $15295
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