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  • Donate ₪80
    = $ 25 for a school vacation activity for one participant of ASSAF's Youth Center (for example a visit to the zoo, the pool or other. Expenses include transportation, entry ticket and food)
  • Donate ₪150
    = $45 The monthly cost of one participant in the "Refugee Women's Support Circle"
  • Donate ₪250
    = $75 The monthly cost of one participant at ASSAF's Youth Center activities.
  • Donate ₪300
    = $85 The weekly cost of a translator from the Tigrinya language (without translators we would not be able to communicate with about half of the refugees who request support from ASSAF).
  • Donate ₪350
    = $100 The weekly cost of implementing a support group for 12 women, victims of torture.
  • Donate ₪650
    = $185 Twice a week ASSAF holds open reception hours in the afternoon when any refugee in need can come in to ask for information and receive support. The stated cost is for one such afternoon.
  • Donate ₪700
    = $260 The monthly cost of providing ongoing professional support to families or individual refugees.
  • Donate ₪2500
    = $720 At ASSAF we aspire to add an additional weekly day of activity to the Youth Center. The stated cost is what such an addition to activity would cost per month.
Bracha Shapiro is fundraising for ASSAF - Aid Organization for Refugees and Asylum Seekers
 
I've raised:
₪4,963
from 8 Donors

You probably know about my work with Refugees. I ask you to join me in assiting refugees to live with diginity in Israel.

ASSAF works tirelessly to provide support to vitims of torture, to provide food to hungry families, to provide advocacy for those whose voice is silenced, to provide financial assistance to those facing crises, but mostly to provide a warm and safe enviornment in the often unwelcoming landscape for asylum seekers in Irael.

Please help me by making a donation to my campaign page- every donation makes a difference, and I would be so grateful to have your support

"…Love the Stranger for you were Strangers in the Land of Egypt… "  (Deuteronomy 10:19)

At ASSAF organization we believe that refugees have a right to a life of safety and dignity. Our mission is to help African refugees in Israel stand on their feet and cope with their past traumas and their current challenges as status-less residents of Israel.

ASSAF's dedicated staff and volunteers work tirelessly to provide refugees with the inner strength and practical solutions necessary to cope with their situation.  

Every month we meet 400 women, men, children and youth in the various supportive frameworks the organization provides: Women and men, together with their young children, visit the organization to receive initial or ongoing support; teen aged boys and girls take part in ASSAF's Youth Center activities where they can enjoy a safe and accepting atmosphere, leaving their difficult life situation outside the door for a few hours; families and individuals receive ongoing support services by ASSAF's trained staff and volunteers.

 

By donating to ASSAF, you are directly supporting services to African Refugees in Israel.

Please make a donation by clicking on the donate button above.

 

Thank you.

Michal Pinchuk, CEO

 

 

This is the story of Nadim, a Refugee child from Darfur in Sudan. He and His Family  Receive Support from ASSAF:

Nadim, 15 years old today, lived with his family in a village in the Darfur region of Sudan until March 2009 when the Janjawid militia destroyed his village by burning all of the houses and murdering whoever they came across. Nadim managed to escape with his mother and 2 younger siblings but saw his father, , brutally murdered.

Nadim and his family fled to save their lives and made it to Israel.

Today, Nadim's family shares a two bedroom apartment with another single parent family of 3, originally from Darfur. Without the ability to obtain an official work permit, Nadim's mother works as a cleaning woman for many hours every day, earning a meager living that is not enough to sustain her family. To help his mother, Nadim also works after school. The work that is available to Nadim often includes hard physical labor that is not suitable for a growing boy.

Nadim's little brothers, Salam and Kimo, 11 and 13 years old, spend many long hours home alone or wonder the streets aimlessly for lack of suitable frameworks that will keep them occupied.

How ASSAF organization supports Nadim's family

Thanks to the vital support she receives by ASSAF's social worker, Nadim's mother is able to "keep her head above water".  The support she receives is both practical, including a weekly dry food package, as well as  emotional, coping with the horrors she has experienced and with the current challenges of raising 3 children under such difficult living conditions.

Nadim and his brothers take part in ASSAF's youth Center activities. Nadim is in the seniors' group and Salam and Kimo in the juniors' group. The Center gives Nadim and his brothers a chance to rest from their life's hardships and offers activities which they otherwise would not be able to obtain: access to computer and internet services, support with their school studies, as well as leisure time activities. Salam and Kimo are both  on the Center's football team, which trains regularly and competes with other teams.

Nadim and his brothers enjoy a warm meal as a regular part of the Center's activity.

 

In ASSAF we cannot change the fact that Nadim and his family are refugees in Israel but, with your generous donation, we can improve their situation and ease some of the life challenges they face. 

 

 

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Anonymous

Donated $500 to Bracha Shapiro on 23/12/2013 and Wrote Keep up the great work!

ברכה שפירא

Donated ₪360 to Bracha Shapiro on 19/12/2013

Harvey Amster

Donated $180 to Bracha Shapiro on 27/12/2013 and Wrote We support and love you. A Great Cause!! Grammy and Gramps

Michelle Dinits

Donated $50 to Bracha Shapiro on 23/12/2013 and Wrote May Hashem give you the strength and resources to keep doing your wonderful work.

Ilana Freedman

Donated £36 to Bracha Shapiro on 31/12/2013 and Wrote Keep it up Bracha!

Anonymous

Donated to Bracha Shapiro on 19/12/2013

צבי ציטרון

Donated to Bracha Shapiro on 19/12/2013

Kayla Jacobs

Donated to Bracha Shapiro on 22/12/2013 and Wrote May we remember the Jewish people's challenges in the past -- both distant and near -- as strangers in a strange land, often fleeing persecution and violence. May we honor that memory with kindness towards those strangers in our midst here in Israel,

Bracha Shapiro

Top Fundraiser

Raised ₪4963 from 8 donors

miriam gvaram

#2

Raised ₪250 from 1 donors

Merav Raz

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Bracha Shapiro

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