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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.

Anya, 18, lives with her mother, Olga, 58, and her daughter, Masha, 3. Anya tries to support her mother, and Olga does her best for Anya and Masha. Neither Masha nor Anya is in good health – both need regular medical treatment for ailments and both have faced frequent hospitalizations....

Total Cost - $600
Still Needed - $540
Funded - $60

Yuval served in the tanks corps and completed his full Army service. Only a few months after finishing, he was the victim of a hit and run accident that left him with a severely damaged hand. Yuval underwent half a year of physical therapy, by the end of which he...

Total Cost - $1571
Still Needed - $1234
Funded - $337

Upon completing his army service, Nadav found work in building construction and repair. After a few years, he went out on his own as an independent contractor. Nadav, 42, made a good, consistent living and was able to support his wife and children. However, in the past year, work has...

Total Cost - $1350
Still Needed - $1216
Funded - $134

Dalia, a 77 year old widow, made Aliyah from Ethiopia nearly 20 years ago. She has struggled from the beginning and is now living off only her monthly Bituach Leumi stipend. As a mother of three, she finds it nearly impossible to make ends meet from month to month. One...

Total Cost - $531
Still Needed - $369
Funded - $162

Sofia, 51, moved to Israel when she was 32. Her son, Yotam, was born a few years later. Last year her husband left the family and moved back to Russia; neither Sofia nor Yotam has any contact with him. Sofia and Yotam are in Israel alone, with no extended family....

Total Cost - $885
Still Needed - $799
Funded - $86

Benjamin, 50, is too sick to work. He has liver and kidney problems, a ruptured disk, and on-going psychiatric problems (including several suicide attempts); recently the doctor found a tumor on his liver, for which he is about to begin weekly treatments. His wife, Dina, 48, used to be a...

Total Cost - $1020
Still Needed - $920
Funded - $100

Meir, 64, makes the best living he can by selling newspapers. His wife, Sarah, 55, is an invalid. She receives a small handicapped stipend, but is unable to earn a living. Their four sons are grown and married, and their 18-year old daughter is serving in the Army. The family...

Total Cost - $387
Still Needed - $279
Funded - $109

Until her oldest daughter got sick four months ago, Salwa, 41, did temporary jobs like cleaning. But she stopped when Aisha, 17, was hospitalized with an aggressive bacterium that is still ravaging her body. Salwa never earned a lot, so has mostly relied on her ex-husband’s child support payments, which...

Total Cost - $825
Still Needed - $667
Funded - $159

Amara and her family moved to Israel from India when she was a young girl. The family struggled to integrate but was determined to stay in the country. A few years later, a car accident killed Amara’s father and grandmother, and left her mother badly injured. The repercussions of the...

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

Shalom, 39, and Shira, 38, are doing their best to raise their five children under difficult circumstances. Shalom does not work because he is in treatment for drug addiction. He only has eight years of education, so has always had trouble finding jobs that pay well enough to cover his...

Total Cost - $747
Still Needed - $512
Funded - $235

Orit, 28 years old, came to Israel from Ethiopia as a baby. Her parents, along with her six siblings, moved into an absorption center in the North and then settled in the center of the country. Orit’s father suffers from serious health issues and has never been able to work....

Total Cost - $885
Still Needed - $734
Funded - $151

Nira suffers from Addison’s disease. It has weakened her muscles to the extent that she can no longer stand and is completely reliant on a wheelchair. Nira cannot use the couch in her living room because it is too narrow and too low to allow her to transfer herself from...

Total Cost - $900
Still Needed - $523
Funded - $377

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 - $64251
Funded - $93749

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

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 - $34824
Funded - $15176
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