Partner with Neve Hanna Children’s Home.
Kids Helping Kids.
Many religious schools, synagogues, sisterhoods and men’s clubs encourage participation in TIKKUN OLAM/TZEDAKAH projects as part of their educational programming. Please consider partnering with Neve Hanna Children’s Home in Kiryat Gat, Israel for your next Mitzvah Project.
What is the Neve Hanna Children’s Home?
Neve Hanna Children’s Home in Kiryat Gat, Israel, for almost 50 years has provided a loving home for children who sadly have been scarred by poverty, abuse, parental mental illness and drug or alcohol addiction in the home. Neve Hanna is not an institution. In fact, it is recognized under the Masorti Movement as a Kehilla. These at-risk youth come to Neve Hanna where their physical, emotional and educational needs are addressed. Neve Hanna Children’s Home gives the children individual therapy, remedial instruction and extensive enrichment leisure time programs. This nurturing, therapeutic environment gives the children the opportunity to heal, thrive and become responsible adults. Neve Hanna aims to instill in its children, a sense of self-worth and an attachment to Jewish Tradition and values.
Fundraising For American Friends of Neve Hanna
We have a few ideas, but we bet you have more.
1. Personal Fundraising Pages (PFPs): Use GoFundMe or Facebook or we can create a website page for you to help raise money for Neve Hanna Children’s Home through team or individual events.
2. Organize a used book sale and donate the proceeds to the Neve Hanna Library.
3. Play Jewish Book Bingo and donate the funds to purchase books for the Neve Hanna Library.
4. Mezuza-thon: Decorate blank wooden mezuzot or make your own from clay. Create a Personal Fundraising Page and sell the mezuzot to friends and family.
5. Discuss Neve Hanna at your Passover Seder. Request donations and send them to American Friends of Neve Hanna. We have materials to help!
6. Have a Candy Sale and send the proceeds to American Friends of Neve Hanna.
7. Organize a “Neve Hanna Day” with your religious school to raise money and social awareness. You can also arrange for a school assembly around Neve Hanna Children’s Home. We can deliver the presentation or provide you with the presentation materials.
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Projects
Neve Hanna Children’s Home is affiliated with the Masorti Movement. It offers a traditional religious education where boys and girls have equal opportunities for learning and participation. The children have their Bar and Bat Mitzvahs during a meaningful ceremony at the Egalitarian Wall.
Fundraising for American Friends of Neve Hanna
As a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, you are entering a new stage in your life, and celebrating this accomplishment comes with responsibility. As your friends and family honor you, we hope that you remember the importance of Tikkun Olam: repairing the world one good deed at a time.
Bar/Bat Mitzvah can donate a percentage of their gifts or encourage his/her party guests to donate to Neve Hanna Children’s Home by:
1. featuring their Neve Hanna project in the Bar/Bat Mitzvah invitations.
2. providing informational materials about Neve Hanna at the party along with Neve Hanna centerpieces and/or place cards, envelopes and other materials. Neve Hanna thank you notes can also be provided.
3. by sending an email to friends and family about him/herself and why they are choosing Neve Hanna as their mitzvah project. We will add his or her story and picture to Neve Hanna’s website and his/her friends and family will be able to post messages and donate directly from there.
Personal Fundraising Pages (PFPs): Use GoFundMe or Facebook or we can create a website page for you to help raise money for Neve Hanna Children’s Home through team or individual events.
Your MITZVAH Project will help support any one of the following programs at Neve Hanna Children’s Home.
Buy a Book, Build a Library: The Neve Hanna Library fosters a love of reading, provides additional vocational training, instills interpersonal skills and inspires the pursuit of higher education. Funds are needed to stock the shelves of their new library with additional books, purchase tablet computers and provide for a librarian.
Ziv Neurim: The Path of the Sea program works with 30 teenage boys and girls in need of intensive support in their development. Professionally guided group activities on the beach and in the sea are offered around topics such as perseverance, mastering challenges and personal willpower.
Streetlight: The teens plan, fundraise, purchase and pack parcels of food supplies for families in need within the Kiryat Gat community. Streetlight operates by the motto: “The best thing in the world is to do good deeds for others.”
Bar and Bat Mitzvah Program: Neve Hanna is affiliated with the Masorti Movement. It offers a traditional religious education where boys and girls have equal opportunities for learning and participation. The children have their Bar and Bat Mitzvahs during meaningful ceremonies at the Egalitarian Wall.
The Playground Project: Build a new playground where the children, ages 6 through 13, can play, climb, explore, learn and have fun in a safe surrounding. We dream of wooden installations made to last decades, environmentally friendly and challenging for the children.
Donations to our programs are welcome with gratitude. AFNH is a 501C(3) tax exempt organization.
We would love to meet with you in person or through zoom to present Neve Hanna. We can supply informational materials and our press kit to you and for your distribution.
Please partner with American Friends of Neve Hanna (AFNH) to help make a difference in the lives of our children. We can be reached at our office, firstname.lastname@example.org or 347-836-8118.
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