A.H.A.V.A. promotes English Literacy in Israel, primarily in the Jerusalem area. They have after school classes teaching English for Hebrew and English speakers, teacher training seminars training teachers in our methodology, and they sponsor a Read-a-thons and Writing Contests and build libraries.
A.H.A.V.A. provides scholarships for families of a low socioeconomic level, because without a passing grade in the all-important English Matriculation Exams set by the government, children do not get their High School Diploma. Currently only about 55% of all Israeli students graduate High School.
Action for Post-Soviet Jewry (APSJ) works with Jewish communities in the former Soviet Union. They have an active Adopt-a-Bubbe program in over a dozen Jewish communities in eastern Ukraine and also work with communities in Belarus and Moldova. APSJ currently provides assistance to 1,500 Jewish pensioners in Ukraine – mainly food and medicine. Additionally, they also ship donated clothing and shoes to communities in Ukraine and Moldova.
The goal of Adolescent Wellness, Inc. (AWI) is for every youth to grow into maturity without developing symptoms of anxiety or depression. AWI helps pilot or promote prevention and referral resources that are easy to bring into your home and community. The activities enhance skills in:
The African Library Project changes lives book by book by starting libraries in rural Africa. Their grassroots approach mobilizes U.S. volunteers, young and old, to organize book drives and ship books to start or improve a library in Africa. The African Library Project’s method makes a concrete and personal difference for children and communities on both continents.
Through healing, education, and love, the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village empowers orphaned and vulnerable Rwandan youth to build lives of dignity and contribute to a better world.
Modeled after Yemin Orde, an Israeli youth village established in 1953 to care for orphans of the Holocaust, Agahozo-Shalom is a place where “tears are dried” (from the Kinyarwanda word “agahozo”) and where vulnerable youth can “live in peace” (from the Hebrew word “shalom”). Learn more at asyv.org.
ALEH believes that all individuals, regardless of the severity of their physical or cognitive disabilities, have the right to benefit from the best available care in order to reach their full potential.
ALEH is dedicated to offering them a comprehensive solution – including residential, medical, rehabilitative, educational and social services – in a dignified, warm and loving atmosphere that recognizes them as individuals with abilities, feelings and needs shared by all human beings.
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) is a national childhood cancer foundation dedicated to raising funds for research into new treatments and cures for all children battling cancer. Since our inception in 2005, ALSF has raised over $150 million to fund more than 800 cutting-edge childhood cancer research projects at 120 top hospital locations in the US and Canada.
Jordan River Village is a free, year-round, overnight camp for children in Israel with life-threatening and chronic illnesses. Located in Israel’s Galilee, the Village welcomes all Israelis including Jews, Muslims, Christians, Druze, and Bedouins; wealthy and poor; religious and secular. The Village provides a fun-filled, memorable, and medically safe environment for all children to celebrate life.
Leket Israel, Israel’s National Food Bank and premier food rescue organization, collects and rescues 40 million pounds of healthy, surplus food annually that would have gone to waste, and distributes it to those in need. Leket does this by working with hotels, corporate kitchens, army bases, farmers, and others to collect hot meals and produce that aren’t going to be eaten and delivers them to its 200 nonprofit partners throughout Israel. Through these initiatives, Leket Israel helps to feed over 175,000 people per week including families, Holocaust survivors, elderly, youth at risk, and more.
American Friends of Meir Panim’s mission is to alleviate and diminish the harmful effects of poverty on thousands of families across Israel by supporting a range of food and social service programs aimed at helping the needy with dignity and respect, including Restaurant-Style Soup Kitchens, meals-on-wheels, school lunch programs, prepaid food card distribution, vocational training and after-school clubs for at-risk youth.