They are crying for help — Will You Answer Them?
In Israel, over 800,000 children live in poverty. Some have been orphaned or abandoned and are homeless. In Jerusalem, over half of the city's children live below the poverty line. Tragically, these children's needs are largely left unmet due to Israel's need to increase defense spending to protect her people against terrorism and prepare for the possibility of war.
Guardians of Israel addresses these critical problems and more with programs that directly impact needy boys and girls. In addition to providing children with basic food, medicine, and clothing, Guardians funds orphanages, schools, and day care centers, so that they are given the education and support they need to grow into healthy, productive citizens.
Nothing is more heartbreaking than a child in need. These children desperately need your help. Invest in Israel's future – please give to Guardians of Israel today!
Every day, Sarinaat would come to school unwashed and with dirty clothes. She often got into fights with the other students as her unstable home life took a toll on her mind and body. Life would be a downward spiral of hopelessness without the Fellowship House, a center where at-risk youth like Sarinaat receive the care and special assistance they so desperately need. Read Sarinaat's story.
Almaz, 16, is one of Neve Michael's success stories. An Ethiopian Jewish girl, Almaz was orphaned at age 13. She got married in order to be protected and cared for. One year later, she had a baby boy who died shortly after birth from typhus. Her husband, fearful of catching this lethal disease, abandoned Almaz, leaving her young, alone, and mourning. Read Almaz's story.
Looking at Lital, a lovely fourteen-year-old girl, you would never know what she has been through. Lital's mother was mentally ill. She was so obsessive about her daughter, wanting Lital beside her all the time, that she forced the girl to stop going to school after the first grade. Read Lital's story.
"I looked out my classroom window and saw the mountains covered in smoke and fire!" recalls Shachar, a 12-year-old evacuee from Kibbutz HaChotzrim in northern Israel. As the blaze erupted and spread over the Carmel mountain range… Read Shachar's story.
In the midst of Hanukkah festivities at school, 11-year-old Nadav and his classmate, 10-year-old Guy, peered out of their classroom window in disbelief to see the beautiful northern Israel landscape being consumed by a raging fire. Read Nadav's story.Read additional success stories