Saving Babies in Need

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

 

Benjy B.

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Hi friends

The bug has really set in and after completing my second marathon last year I will be attempting to run both the Tiberius and the (very hilly!!) Jerusalem marathons in the space of six weeks.

But running is not just about me, it is an opportunity to raise money for a really important cause. This year again please sponsor me to help Orr Shalom and Israel's youngest children at-risk.

This winter Orr Shalom needs to raise $50,000 for babies and toddlers that need immediate protection in their emergency foster families.

These babies have been abandoned, orphaned or have suffered horrific abuse and neglect by their parents. Each child comes to Orr Shalom out of crisis and trauma, often with just the clothes 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. Help them protect Israel’s youngest children.

Love Benjy
 

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.

User Comments

Elie J.
4 years, 10 months ago

Go Benj

leora Z.
4 years, 10 months ago

hope it went well!

The M.
4 years, 10 months ago

Well done Benjy! Love Maayani and Taitai xx

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My goal: $2,000

I already raised: $1,757
 

Completed Successfully

Thank you for your support!

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

Raised $56,541 out of $50,000

Our Supporters

Michael B.
Israel
donated: $300
Ari Noam G.
Israel
donated: $230
leora Z.
United States
donated: $100
ayelet bercovich
Israel
donated: $100
J.S.
Israel
donated: $100
michael H.
United Kingdom
donated: $100
Simon Renshaw
United Kingdom
donated: $80
מרנינה א.
Israel
donated: $50
Deborah R.
Israel
donated: $50
Toby Greene
Israel
donated: $50
ruth H.
Israel
donated: $50
Stephen I.
Israel
donated: $50
David E.
United Kingdom
donated: $50
james S.
United States
donated: $50
The M.
United Kingdom
donated: $50
Avigdor Book
Modi`In, Israel
donated: $50
Silvia G.
Israel
donated: $50
Elie J.
United Kingdom
donated: $50
Annie Scherer
Canada
donated: $36
adrian S.
United States
donated: $30

All Donors
"Sisters Doing Mitzvahs" Project
1564
visitors
$7,830
impact
Benjy B.
Israel
917
visitors
$1,682
impact
Naomi F.
793
visitors
$200
impact
Sophie B.
1161
visitors
$200
impact

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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