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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.

Tali, 34, is doing her best to stand on her own two feet. Tali is a single mother to four young children, ages 4, 3, and 3-month-old twins. When she was pregnant with the twins, Tali and her partner separated. He pays partial child support but has no visitation rights...

Total Cost - $ 1,447
Still Needed - $ 796
Funded - $ 652

Rachel, 68, and Shlomo, 67, are both unwell and need a helping hand. Shlomo has numerous health issues, including obesity and diabetes. He can only walk with the help of crutches. Rachel recently had an accident that left her with broken ribs that are healing unusually slowly. She has to...

Total Cost - $ 485
Still Needed - $ 120
Funded - $ 365

Shani, 40, is raising her four-year-old son, Gil, on her own. Shani graduated university with a degree in Sociology and Criminology. She lived on her own in the center of the country and worked steadily, both in her field and in the music industry. In 2014, she met her partner,...

Total Cost - $ 488
Still Needed - $ 393
Funded - $ 95

Naya, 34, is a highly motivated young woman who needs a helping hand. Naya is raising four young children (ages 6-9) on her own. For years, Naya was abused, both physically and emotionally, by her husband. Four years ago, she took her children and ran to a battered women’s shelter....

Total Cost - $ 729
Still Needed - $ 492
Funded - $ 237

Liat, 32, and Nir, 29, are raising three young children and struggling to make ends meet. Until recently, Nir, a former drug addict, worked in a family business; after a serious disagreement arose, Nir left and is now unemployed. He was also involved in a bad car accident and receives...

Total Cost - $ 949
Still Needed - $ 828
Funded - $ 121

Batya, 31, is going through a very rough time and needs our immediate help. Separated from her husband, Batya is raising two young children (ages 1.5 and 2.5) on her own. Batya is currently in treatment for cancer and receives a monthly disability stipend. Needless to say, she cannot hold...

Total Cost - $ 431
Still Needed - $ 17
Funded - $ 414

Miri and Tom have seven children, three of whom still live at home with them. The couple is going through a very rough time and need our help. A year ago, Miri was in a serious car accident. As a result, she had to stop working; as of now, she...

Total Cost - $ 404
Still Needed - $ 124
Funded - $ 279

Eran, 64, is divorced; he has one daughter with whom he has no contact. He is disabled and needs supplemental oxygen throughout most of the day. A year ago, Eran contracted Corona and, after a long period of hospitalization, his condition drastically deteriorated. Currently, Eran and his brother, who moved...

Total Cost - $ 379
Still Needed - $ 212
Funded - $ 168

Anat, 43, is raising three children (ages 10-15) on her own. Anat and her husband divorced a few years ago, and he pays child support only erratically. Anat works full time as a secretary but struggles to make ends meet. In the past, she received financial help from her father,...

Total Cost - $ 569
Still Needed - $ 73
Funded - $ 496

Lilach and Dov are trying to raise nine young children without a working refrigerator; it’s an impossible task. Dov works full-time and puts in very long hours; he is rarely home to help Lilach with the children. Lilach tried to enter the workforce and when she did, she lost her...

Total Cost - $ 1,353
Still Needed - $ 757
Funded - $ 596

Ruth, 52, is raising her 14-year-old daughter, Nomi, on her own. Ruth has multiple health issues and cannot work outside of the home; she receives a monthly disability stipend. In addition, social services helps out in whatever ways they can. Ruth and Nomi live in Ruth’s deceased parents’ government-subsidized apartment....

Total Cost - $ 366
Still Needed - $ 266
Funded - $ 100

Nomi, 27, and Eli, 31, desperately need our help. Both of them suffer from serious health issues; Nomi has chronic joint disease and Eli has diabetes. Eli works long hours in a nursing home and puts in more hours in the evenings as a cleaner. Unfortunately, due to her physical...

Total Cost - $ 1,057
Still Needed - $ 952
Funded - $ 105
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