The Jewish Business Network Works Hard Supporting Underserved Youth Here and Abroad
LOCAL YOUTH PROGRAMS Camp Scholarships - A few weeks at summer camp can be immeasurably life-enhancing for a child. Participation in an exciting range of sports, trips and group activities can lead to new friendships, increased confidence, individual growth and lifelong memories. The Jewish Business Network partners with local camps to provide underprivileged children this enriching experience. Please join us in creating this opportunity for children in foster care as well as for underserved children in our community. For some children there are few other chances to feel carefree, commune with nature, learn new skills and form lasting bonds.
Family Fund - Many families are able to manage financially on a monthly basis by covering their necessary expenses, but during the holiday seasons or if an unfortunate circumstance arises, they are unable to cope with these additional costs. The Family Fund helps these families celebrate the holidays joyfully and assures that their children too have smiles on their faces. Families also have the assurance that in case of a crisis there is somewhere they can turn for financial support.
GIFT - GIFT (Give It Forward Together) was founded as the volunteer arm of the JBN, to give families and individuals in our local community the opportunity to get together for the purpose of enhancing the lives of those around us. Through a monthly volunteer project, we seek to support those in need. Your sponsorship at A Day of Hope helps fund the monthly opportunity. Read more at www.GiftClarkCounty.com.
INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS The Good Family Orphanage - In August 2001, a grandmother came to a synagogue in Odessa, Ukraine, with two children whose mother had been murdered. Unable to provide for them and having nowhere else to turn, she asked the rabbi to take care of the children. Without knowing how they would pay for it, the Rabbi and his wife decided to create an orphanage dedicated to providing shelter, clothing, education, medical care and emotional support to the children of Odessa. This became the Good Family Orphanage, which now houses close to 50 children. For the last seven years, A Day Of Hope has provided these orphans with much-cherished amenities such as dental and orthodontic care, eye exams, new winter clothing and recreational resources. Most of the orphans had never been to a dentist or eye doctor before our community stepped in to make it possible. In the midst of so much regional unrest and international anti-Semitic sentiment, the orphanage has a heightened vulnerability. We must make a special effort to show them our support during this harrowing time. On may 22, we will learn more about how we can improve the lives of these children to whom we remain committed.
YOUR OPPORTUNITY It is our hope that you will partner with us in supporting this event, thus creating hope in the lives of our local Jewish community as well as our friends abroad. Through your generous participation, you help build a strong, nurturing community that provides stability and structure to Clark County families and the children of the Good Family Orphanage.
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