I have asked friends to donate to Afikim as one of two suggested charities in lieu of birthday gifts.
I imagine some people will try to donate directly via the website and others may bring donations on the night (April 29) which I would then forward.
With best wishes
Donations to Afikim Family Enrichment Association are tax deductible in Australia via the Chai Charitable Foundation
Afikim is a nonprofit organization that provides programs and services for children at-risk in Israel.
A growing number of children in Israel live in extreme poverty, facing the bitter challenges of hunger, want, and instability. Afikim works with disadvantaged children and their parents on a continual basis using a unique program that evades the cycle of poverty
Established in 2007, Afikim serves over 550 children at-risk and their families. It operates out of 16 educational centers all across Israel including Jerusalem, Qiryat-Shmona, Qiryat-Malachi and Netanya. The centers are situated in the most disadvantaged neighborhoods in Israel to provide the necessary programs and support directly at the point of care.
Many parents of children in Afikim’s programs lost their jobs as a result of the economic hardships brought on by Covid-19 and have no means to support their families. Since March 2020, Afikim has distributed over 600,000 NIS worth of grocery vouchers to families in-need as well as laptops, tablets, computer equipment and hundreds of learning kits to help children with distance learning. Without Afikim, these children would face the threat of hunger and their education would be compromised.
R4A – RUN FOR AFIKIM
Run For Afikim is the longest charity relay run in the world. Every year, dozens of volunteers from Israel and abroad participate in this fantastic event. The event begins in Jerusalem and small teams of runners continue non-stop for 36 hours covering the 370 km (230 miles) distance until Eilat. This year, the event will take place between January 6th and 8th 2021 in accordance with all of the necessary health regulations.
WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP?
In addition to donating & supporting Afikim runners, this year we invite people from all around the world to participate virtually in this fundraising event and #RunForAnother. You are welcome to run with your family and friends wherever you may be, and help raise money and awareness for this important cause. Whether you are in Melbourne, Surfers, Miami or London, put on your running gear and step out to support Afikim.
Run For Afikim is dedicated to the memory of Afikim’s dear friend and R4A runner Ariel Goldsmith z”l.
Donations to Afikim Family Enrichment Association are tax deductible in Australia via the Chai Charitable Foundation .
For more details please contact Jason: +972504049032
Our bank details are:
Name: Chai Charitable Foundation
BSB: 083-028 Acct No: 580178146