The ability to plan for future legacy income is what enables us to develop ongoing partnerships with organisations across the world.
Everyday there are more children who desperately need our support. Children who are suffering from physical, learning or emotional difficulties; children who are abused, neglected, deprived or disadvantaged; children caught up in the ravages of terrorism and war; children caught in the poverty trap and children battling against severe illness or trauma.
Jewish Child’s Day supports more than 25,000 vulnerable Jewish children every year worldwide, therefore your legacy will NEVER be forgotten.
The income that we receive from gifts in Wills is vital to our work now and on an ongoing basis. Through generous legacies left in Wills, Jewish Child’s Day has been fortunate enough to help transform the lives of thousands of vulnerable Jewish children.
In addition, thanks to us being the beneficiary of some larger legacies, we have been able to award life-changing sums over and above our standard grant application process – this presents an incredible opportunity for us and the projects we support.
In honour of our 75th anniversary and having received several generous legacies over the last few years, we were able to award
larger grants for seven special projects to make an even bigger impact.
The JCD Heritage Grant Committee, chaired by Life President
Joy Moss MBE, conducted an extensive application process and reviewed over 100 worthy grant application forms before awarding.
Heritage Grants to the following organisations:
CLORE SHALOM PRIMARY SCHOOL
A ‘Sensory and Nurture’ building on the school’s grounds will be furnished with soft seating, cushions, plants and comforting accessories, allowing the 34% of children requiring additional educational and emotional support to be taken to during a time of ‘crisis’ when they are unable to cope in the classroom. Features include a ‘dark den’ with sensory equipment that will help children manage their resilience, improve mental health and well-being and learn in a safe environment.
Students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, will have access to a dedicated ‘Therapy & Wellbeing Space’ – a protected space including bean bags and sofas, giving vital respite from social and sensory demands and creating a calm environment for much needed therapeutic intervention as part of Jewish Child’s Day’s Mental Health Intervention Programme.
Pupils at JW3 Gateways’ alternative educational provision will access GCSE science classes for the first time. The Heritage Grant will be used to purchase a complete portable science laboratory, VR headsets and other equipment. The GCSE Science programme will engage students, providing the foundations of understanding the world through the study of biology, chemistry and physics.
The Heritage Grant of this social club for children and young people with complex and multiple disabilities in Israel will be used to buy a specially-adapted van which can transport four young people in wheelchairs and their carers, ensuring more children can benefit from its activities.
Since 2007, over 85,000 children with cancer have been able to stay with their families while being treated, thanks to this children’s home and activity centre in Sheba Tel Hashomer Hospital in Israel. As a result of its Heritage Grant, all 20 suites – complete with beds for parents and siblings, a small dining table and chairs, a sofa bed, a desk and a computer – will be refurbished.
SOS CHILDREN’S VILLAGE
The Heritage Grant of this residential home in Israel for at-risk children will be used towards the refurbishment of a Therapeutic Recreation Centre, which will include eight activity rooms for arts & crafts, a training kitchen, an auditorium for dancing, singing and music, a movie theatre and a classroom for tutoring.
Over 45 children with mild-to-severe special educational needs will benefit from a new cookery room, where young people – together with their 1-2-1 volunteer support assistants – will learn about healthy eating, food hygiene and how to plan and cook meals for themselves and others. The specialised, spacious kitchen will include wheelchair-accessible workstations, ovens, hobs and kitchen equipment.
In the UK
Malcolm’s gift in his Will has helped give disabled Jewish children in the UK the chance to benefit from weekly swimming sessions – just one of the weekly activities provided by the Step-by-Step programme we support.
A generous legacy has enabled Jewish Child’s Day to provide two accessible transit vehicles to Ezra Umarpeh, an organisation providing vital medical equipment to the wider community. One parent said, “Having unlimited access to Ezra Umarpeh’s brand new vehicle was a light in the dark tunnel of lockdown. We were able to take Danny, who is vulnerable and isolating, further afield to open spaces without compromising his safety. Living in a small flat, this was literally a breath of fresh air whenever he needed it.”
A recent gift in a Will has enabled us to pay for therapy for Avi, a vulnerable young boy who has suffered an extremely traumatic childhood. Avi now lives in a nurturing youth village in Israel and he is going from strength to strength.
In Eastern Europe
Milly left a gift in her will which has helped us to donate toys and books to the Mazel Tov nursery in Belarus, helping vulnerable toddlers to play in a safe environment and learn about their Jewish heritage.
- If you already have a Will and would like to change your will to include Jewish Child’s Day, please ask your solicitor about a codicil (a legal document which amends your will to include your additional request).
- If you have already included Jewish Child’s Day in your Will, you may want to let us know so that we can honour you in your lifetime.
Whatever the size of your gift, it is important to know that any donation is exempt from inheritance tax. So, by leaving a gift to charity, you can reduce the amount of tax payable on your estate and ensure that the Inland Revenue does not become its largest beneficiary.
Thank you for considering leaving a gift to Jewish Child’s Day which will have a lasting impact and will make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable & disadvantaged children.