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Vision for Israel embraces the IDF soldiers and supports them regularly. The lone soldiers have been especially close to our hearts. These soldiers left behind their families and their places of birth and came to Israel to serve in the army and contribute to the country. These soldiers deal with many difficulties: adapting to life in Israel, loneliness, financial issues, and more. 

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Last week we had the first historic event at the Millennium Center. We hosted 40 sweet children and gifted them with beautiful, high-quality backpacks for the upcoming school year.

 

The children enjoyed fun activities, including a visit from a clown who danced and made them laugh. Every child received a hamburger and french fries, cotton candy, and balloons. The event was a success, and we thank our wonderful staff and volunteers who helped us make it happen. Together we managed to put a smile on the children's faces.

 

Batya Segal shares:

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This month we partnered with the Organization for Terror Victims for the fourth time in their annual scholarships program. In a moving ceremony, 54 terror victims received scholarships for higher education. The participants enjoyed a lecture by lawyer Eran Katz, an author and Guiness World Record breaker who is a pro in memory exercises. His lecture was about memory and learning methods.

 

Many esteemed guests came to the event. Among them was Batya Segal, cofounder of Vision for Israel. Batya shares about the moving event: 

 

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In the children's village Kfar Ada in the north of Israel live 80 children, some orphans, who have been removed from their homes after being neglected and suffering violence and rejection. The children arrive at the village broken, carrying extremely traumatic experiences, and the staff is doing everything they can to give them a loving and supportive environment to fulfill their needs.

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Every week we hear heart-wrenching stories about children and families who are going through unimaginable pain. One of them is Asher*. Asher is the son of parents who were not able to take care of him. His father is addicted to drugs, and his mom is not functioning well and cannot raise him. Asher and his brother were removed from their home, and two years ago Asher arrived at a special children's home in Jerusalem, where he lives with six other children and adoptive parents.

 

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Over the last year, we have been developing a relationship with Operation Good Neighbor. The operation is meant to provide aid to the Syrian population who has been suffering greatly due to the long and hard war in their country. As part of this project, essential food and supplies are being passed to the Syrian citizens over the border. Medical aid is also given to the injured in clinics that have been set up especially for this purpose.

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Most of the students at Amit High School in Jerusalem come from complicated socioeconomic backgrounds. Many of them suffer from a lack of food at home, and they arrive at school hungry, without having eaten breakfast. The hunger bothers them until lunchtime, which affects their studying. We recognize the importance of healthy nutrition for students and therefore started donating food supplies to the school so they can provide the students with breakfast.

Recently, we received a thank-you letter from the school's principal, saying:

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Hamifal Organization has been one of our longest standing relationships in the history of VFI. The organization educates children who come from difficult family backgrounds and face academic, emotional, and social problems. Vision for Israel donated scholarships to 22 of the students. These students demonstrated excellence in academic and social achievements as well as contributing to the community. The children received the scholarships during a fun day at a water park that is held annually.

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When a boy reaches Bar Mitzvah age, it is a very exciting time that most families like to celebrate with appropriate dignity. However, many families in Israel suffer from harsh financial situations and cannot fund a Bar Mitzvah celebration for their sons.

Vision for Israel has joined forces with the Ashkelon social services in an annual Bar Mitzvah celebration project they hold for boys who come from low-income families. The project provides a powerful experience for the boys and creates sweet memories they carry for many years.

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Vision for Israel has been giving much support to Arazim, a special-needs school attended by children with mental, emotional, and behavioral problems.  Many of these children come from low socio-economic backgrounds, and the situations in their homes are often so bad that they arrive at school without having had anything to eat.

It is important for us to ensure that these children don’t go hungry and are able to study and advance through both their studies and their personal challenges.

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