H.O.P.E. 2011

For the second year in a row, Areyvut was invited to facilitate the H.O.P.E. (Helping Organizations Provide Essentials) Program at Yeshivat Noam.  This year's participants were comprised of a select group 22 seventh grade students.  These students were eager to learn and become active participants in this unique program.

After much consideration and deliberation about which area of focus the group should fund, it was determined that their attention was most needed in the healthcare field.  The participants learned about a variety of organizations in need of funding.  However, after developing their mission statement, there were only a few that fit within their scope. 

The students ultimately decided to fund two organizations.  The Butterflies Program, under the auspices of the Valley Health System was granted $610.  This funding will be used to help offset the cost of in-home hospice care for terminally ill children and their families.  The students also chose to donate $1,590 to Camp Simcha, a program of Chai Lifeline.  This program provides a summer camp experience for children with cancer.  With the help and guidance of Mummies and Masterpieces, the program participants also created a mural for Camp Simcha which will be brought to the campsite this summer.

This program truly had a lot of meaning and a great impact on the participants.  We thank Yeshivat Noam and Targum Shlishi for helping to make this program a reality and the students for their time, commitment and patience.  We hope to continue with this program next year.
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