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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.

Every day is a struggle for the Levy family. Dana has had had kidney problems for many years and has not been able to work. Recently she had an operation to remove one of her kidneys, but her recovery has been slow and difficult. Eyal had been working as a...

Total Cost - $729
Still Needed - $476
Funded - $252

Miriam and her husband divorced 15 years ago, when she was pregnant with their 11th child. Many of the children are now married, but several still live with their mother, and Miriam has opened her home to a lone soldier as well. Miriam works long hours as a salesperson in...

Total Cost - $350
Still Needed - $317
Funded - $33

Raya is 23 years old, and would like to study to be a dog trainer. She had a difficult childhood, including aliyah from the former Soviet Union, her parents’ divorce, an alcoholic father and an abusive mother. In high school, Raya left home for a boarding school for kids at...

Total Cost - $1604
Still Needed - $1427
Funded - $177

Growing old is not easy, certainly not for Tzvi. At 87, he can barely walk a few steps around his apartment; he is mostly bed-bound. He suffers from a list of ailments that make his life miserable. Worst of all, his hearing is beginning to deteriorate. Before, when Tzvi coudn’t...

Total Cost - $542
Still Needed - $453
Funded - $89

Frieda is a single mom with three daughters, ages 12, 8, and 3. She grew up in a home so fraught with abuse that she and her brother were removed from their parents’ custody. She’s suffered through abusive relationships with her daughters’ fathers. Despite difficult beginnings, Frieda is a dedicated...

Total Cost - $639
Still Needed - $475
Funded - $164

Shiri and Adam Levy and their five children are in desperate financial straits. Shiri suffers from both physical and emotional problems and is unable to work. Adam is largely deaf, and cannot work. The older children also have medical and psychological issues. The family relies on their small disability pensions...

Total Cost - $726
Still Needed - $504
Funded - $222

Natan, 22, lives with his invalid grandmother. He has worked hard at physically demanding after-school jobs since he was 14 in order to help support her. Most recently he worked in a grocery store where he excelled in his job and was promoted to manager. Then, his life suddenly changed...

Total Cost - $773
Still Needed - $698
Funded - $75

Aviva, 51, and Lior, 58, have six children. Lior was sentenced to 18-months at home for illegally growing cannabis. Lior struggles with post-traumatic stress syndrome, depression, diabetes, and anxiety attacks. Aviva had to leave her job as a daycare aide when she became the guarantor for her husband in his...

Total Cost - $773
Still Needed - $698
Funded - $75

Dina, 58, and her 26-year old son live in a small public housing unit. Both suffer from health problems that keep them from working. In particular, Dina has debilitating fibromyalgia. She is under medical care which requires frequent exhausting trips to the hospital for various appointments. The illness is causing her...

Total Cost - $583
Still Needed - $525
Funded - $58

Alisha and Mualem are a warm and engaging young couple, devoted parents, and hard workers. But they live in crippling poverty because Alisha’s uncles signed her name on a business that they opened and that promptly failed. Technically deep in personal debt, she often can’t even buy food for her...

Total Cost - $406
Still Needed - $367
Funded - $39

In her young life, Orit has consistently given, but has received little. As the oldest of 11 children with a mother who is emotionally unstable and unable to parent, Orit helps her father in every way she can. She takes care of her siblings and helps him in his work...

Total Cost - $1508
Still Needed - $1358
Funded - $150

Linoy, 30, lives in a small public housing unit. Linoy keeps the place neat and orderly, but even doing this is an effort. Linoy suffers from a variety of illnesses which prevents her from completing daily tasks and from holding a job. With no family support, Linoy relies on her...

Total Cost - $1400
Still Needed - $1261
Funded - $139

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 - $50000
Still Needed - $30191
Funded - $19809

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 - $50000
Still Needed - $34463
Funded - $15537

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 - $37500
Still Needed - $36778
Funded - $722
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