Saving Babies in Need

Learn more about Orr Shalom for Israel's Children-at-Risk on our website


Naomi F.


I'm Naomi and I want to tell you a little about what I am raising money for and why.

The above photo was taken on our daughter Yael's 4th birthday. It was such a special day for her, and she was so thrilled with the special Minnie Mouse cake that we made together, as well as all the personalised biscuits and other bits and pieces. The day, and the weeks of planning, buying, sorting etc before it, were filled with so much excitement and love.

But not all kids are so lucky. Take the kids that Orr Shalom helps out.

These babies have been abandoned, orphaned or have suffered horrific abuse and neglect by their parents. Each child comes to them out of crisis and trauma, often with just the clothes and nappy they are wearing.

Eight Orr Shalom foster families, in cooperation with the Ministry of Social Affairs, welcome these children, at any time, 24 hours a day. They give them warmth, love and hugs until a permanent family is found, and this winter we need to raise $50,000 for babies and toddlers that need immediate protection in Orr Shalom’s emergency foster families.

At the moment, British Friends of Orr Shalom have committed to matching the first $10,000 dollars raised! Donations are also tax-deductible in the US and in Israel.

So please help me help Orr Shalom give these precious babies the love and care that they need.


Ella's Story

An eight-month old baby girl, Ella, was left at a neighbor's house by her mother who dropped her off "for a few minutes". Ella's mother, an abusive drug-addict, never returned and abandoned her baby. The neighbor called the local welfare services who placed little Ella in an Orr Shalom Emergency Foster Home where she received love, care and support from her devoted emergency foster parents and the National Service girl until a permanent Orr Shalom foster home was found for her. Although she was abandoned by her birth mother, Orr Shalom ensured that Ella was cared for and cherished, and never left alone.

Click HERE to read more stories of our children.

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Our 144 donors and supporters made this campaign a success in 40 days.

Raised $56,541 out of $50,000

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Deborah Meghnagi
donated: $200
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How Orr Shalom rescues Israel's children from abuse and neglect

Orr Shalom for Israel's Children-at-Risk

Orr Shalom rescues Israel’s children who have been removed from their homes by the social welfare services due to severe physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, neglect and tragedy.

Click HERE to read more. 

Thank you to British Friends of Orr Shalom

Thank you to British Friends of Orr Shalom for matching the first $10,000 donated!!

Saving babies from abandonment, abuse and neglect

Item / Activity Cost
Essential annual resources across all homes - including clothes, bedding, diapers, bottles, formula, comfort items, toys, car seats, strollers etc $16,000
Photo Albums and Transitional Objects across all homes - A photo album memory book and a small suitcase for each child when they leave the emergency foster home which includes clothes and favorite toys, teddy bears and comforters to which they have become attached $10,000
Cost of 4 National Service Volunteer $24,000
Total: $50,000