During this very special year, we are supporting two special projects. Please read about them below.
Lior is a four-year-old boy who suffers from developmental delay. Unlike his twin brother, he does not speak but his eyes tell you exactly what he is thinking. He cannot walk, but loves nothing more than to play on the rocking-car in the playground of his nursery. Or at least he did until the playground was shut down for safety reasons.
In celebration of our 70th anniversary year, we are aiming to refurbish Lior’s playground to improve the day-to-day lives of children with severe learning disabilities in Israel.
The birth of a child is both an exciting and overwhelming time for new parents. However, when it is immediately clear that the baby is not the healthy child you hoped for, the impact is life-changing. From that point on, appointments, hospital visits and a world of special care plans become the norm.
Because every birth day changes lives, at Jewish Child’s Day we wanted our 70th birthday to be celebrated in a way that would improve the lives of Jewish children in need. To achieve this, we have identified two projects, one in Israel and one here in the UK, that are desperately in need of funds.
With your support, we will be able to build a playground for Lior in Rishon Letzion, Israel, whose school has been without one since the local municipality deemed it unsafe earlier in the year. In London, Rebecca’s care centre now has its own premises. The social hub needs renovating to ensure it is a safe environment for children with Downs’ Syndrome and other special needs.
Since joining a day care centre supported by Jewish Child’s Day, Downs’ Syndrome has not prevented Rebecca from living a full life. Her development has been helped by access to a range of physical activities like weekly swimming and ice-skating sessions. Rebecca is able to develop friendships that she simply could not make elsewhere, whilst her parents are given much needed respite to enable them to dedicate some attention to their other children.
Jewish Child’s Day is looking to renovate a ‘social hub’ at Rebecca’s day care centre to benefit over 150 children with disabilities every week.
Thank you for your ongoing support.
Wishing you and your family a very Happy and sweet New Year.