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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.

Regina, 36, lives with her mother, grandmother and 2 children in a very basic apartment in Ashdod. Regina had been working but was forced to stop due to health issues. She has yet to receive disability benefits but does regularly receive payments from the fathers of her two children. Regina’s...

Total Cost - $357
Still Needed - $180
Funded - $177

Liora, 57, has been using the same pair of reading glasses for 10 years because she can’t afford new ones. She worked for 23 years as an aide to the elderly, but the job led to anxiety attacks, depression, and uncontrollable fits of crying. A few months ago, she fell...

Total Cost - $510
Still Needed - $461
Funded - $49

Ayelet, a single mother with a six-year old daughter, is a full participant in a program that teaches women to be independent; she is learning parenting skills, financial management, and how to stand up for her rights, and receives career counseling with the goal of earning enough money to support...

Total Cost - $540
Still Needed - $460
Funded - $80

When Tali was 23, she fell in love with a much older man. He had a criminal history and was addicted to drugs but after her parents’ divorce and her mother’s choice to move away from Israel, he offered Tali appealing warmth and support. Eventually, they decided to marry and...

Total Cost - $267
Still Needed - $241
Funded - $27

Tziona, 21, lives at home with her two older sisters and seven younger siblings. Her mother is a housewife and her father, although he puts in long hours as a handyman every day, does not earn enough to cover the family’s needs. Their clothing and furniture are all second-hand and,...

Total Cost - $1290
Still Needed - $1161
Funded - $129

Zohara, 14, needs therapy to help her learn to control her emotional swings and deal with her father’s abuse, so that she can begin to move forward in life. Her mother, Shira, recognizes the importance of this treatment for her daughter, but cannot afford it. Shira and her husband have...

Total Cost - $1571
Still Needed - $493
Funded - $1078

Since her six-year old son broke his hand in a fall from the top bunk bed in July, Rachel is too scared to let him continue to sleep there. She is a single mother to her two young children. She keeps their small apartment clean and neat, and as appealing...

Total Cost - $900
Still Needed - $718
Funded - $182

Dina has a very clear plan about how she wants to grow her business, increase her customer base, and develop sufficiently stable earnings that she can stop relying on her state stipend as a divorcee without a job, and declare herself an independent contractor. Until recently, Dina ran a small...

Total Cost - $1571
Still Needed - $1213
Funded - $358

Mazal, 54, managed to maintain the same refrigerator for 30 years. The refrigerator that she got when she got married outlived the marriage and fed 5 children. Now divorced and supported by social services and some support from her children, Mazal’s fridge is beyond repair. Her social worker has turned to...

Total Cost - $747
Still Needed - $503
Funded - $244

After winning her first battle with cancer, Ziva trained as an art teacher. She loved using these skills. However, a second bout has left her weak and fragile. She can no longer carry her art supplies around and worries that too much contact with other people will result in serious...

Total Cost - $1125
Still Needed - $746
Funded - $379

A bitter and drawn-out divorce that included physical and verbal abuse, has left Raya, 33, and her three children emotionally traumatized. Raya already suffered from foot problems have handicapped her and cause her constant pain. She is seeing a therapist and takes medications for her physical and emotional problems, but...

Total Cost - $795
Still Needed - $476
Funded - $319

Nir, 55, suffers from schizophrenia and has a heart condition, both of which keep him from being able to hold a job. His wife also has health issues that do not allow her to work. The disability stipend that they receive from the government is not large enough to cover...

Total Cost - $708
Still Needed - $366
Funded - $342

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 - $50000
Funded - $0

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 - $35429
Funded - $14571

Project RESPECT 2020

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 - $35000
Still Needed - $34910
Funded - $90
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