afula homeThe Emunah Children’s Center in Afula is a unique home away from home for more than 150 of Israel’s most vulnerable and endangered children, placed in care by Child Protective Services.

Before coming to Emunah Afula many of our children have experienced a great deal of suffering, maltreatment and even physical and sexual abuse, often at the hands of the very people who children should be able to trust without hesitation, their own parents. Emunah Afula strives to be a safe haven, providing our children with a secure and nurturing environment in which to flourish and grow up without fear.

Unfortunately, long term government funding constraints have forced us to make a painful Solomonic choice year after year. Do we invest in fulfilling the emotional, educational, social and medical well being of our children, or do we invest in the upkeep of their living facilities? In a perfect world, we should be able to do both, but this world is far from being perfect.Today, our boys who live in the oldest building on the campus, 68 years old, appeal to you to invest in their quality of life. We ask you to support our efforts to refurbish their home sweet home and ensure that in addition to great care, they enjoy comfortable and respectable living conditions. Most kids take it for granted……why shouldn’t they? 

All funds donated to this important project will be matched by a local Israeli foundation, packing “more bang for your buck!”

The total cost of this project is $500,000 and this campaign is to raise the final $250,000.

Please click here to partner with us to make our children's lives better!

 

To make a donation please click here: https://my.fundme.org.il/en/campaign/Smiles

 I just turned 60 and am thrilled to have reached this amazing milestone in my life! To celebrate, I decided to share my good fortune with those less fortunate. Can you IMAGINE never having a Birthday Party…never having a Birthday Cake…never receiving a Birthday Present – no friends and family celebrating with you? Things YOU and I take for granted.

Sad to say, there are thousands of children who have never had any of it! At World Emunah, one of Israel’s leading social action and welfare organizations, some of Israel’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged children come to live. Removed from their homes by the social welfare system or court order due to physical, mental and/or sexual abuse; parental illness or death; and/or severe dysfunction and poverty, these children come to live in one of Emunah’s five residential Children’s Homes. Unfortunately, when they first come to an Emunah Home, they often are suffering from major PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and other mental and psychological issues. Emunah’s dedicated professionals and staff become the parent and families to these children, nurturing and loving them, helping them to heal and grow into confident, caring and healthy adults.
These children deserve to be LOVED - and given a chance to “Just be Kids.” Let’s YOU and I help them CELEBRATE their next BIRTHDAY by throwing them a Birthday Party with cake, ice cream & gifts. Each Party costs Emunah $100. I am giving the first $100 – HELP ME RAISE $1,000 so 10 children will have THEIR PARTY this year! I guarantee – there is no better present you can give.
 
Ruth Guggenheim
 

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