In this unprecendented reality we are living in, ALL of Myisrael's causes have been impacted and are suffering real financial implications
The impact on Myisrael causes as a result of the coronavirus outbreak is enormous.
Click day care centres for the elderly have had to close. Food provisions for the elders at home are being provided but they're most worried about keeping them occupied so that they literally don't 'die of boredom'. We'd like to install a special system onto their TV sets so that they can take part in virtual two-way programming like meditation, singling and sport classes remotely. It will cost around 70 NIS / £15 per elder.
In Ashkelon, most of the at-risk-mothers at the Family Nest have been laid off from work or have to stay home to look after their children. Dozens of famililies are in desperate need of food packages at 90 NIS / £20 per family.
Dozens of Ethiopian-Israeli families are without a computer in the house, so their children have no way of taking part in the online learning programmes that their education currently relies on. The Forgotten People Fund want to start by providing laptops for 20 families at a cost of 2,500 NIS / £555 per laptop. But of course the need is much greater than that... They may also need to get internet installed in some cases....
Cancer patients who were already struggling to afford the 'costs of cancer' and have received grants from The Lemonade Fund now need to travel to chemotherapy appointments by taxi - which is unaffordable at 125 NIS / £25. Can you provide a ride for them?
At INTRA horse-therapy group sessions for (youth-at-risk, people with mental health conditions, children living in children's homes) are unable to go ahead. However, the horses still need to be fed, exercised and cared for and we want to help INTRA fund some of these costs so that they will be able to continue their incredible therapy work when things get back to normal. There are 11 horses and in total it costs 49 NIS / £11 per day a day to look after them. That's 1,545 NIS / £344 per horse per month.
Homeless people are extremely vulnerable at times like these. The football training sessions at Kickstart have had to be cancelled. These sessions are vital in providing stability, something to look forward to, a foundation to get further help and in building relationships. Many of them are isolated and living in horrific conditions. We want to help the team at Kickstart to provide 26 people with essential supplies and food vouchers at 300 NIS / £67
The costs at Bet She'an Foodbank have dramatically increased due to the cancellation of weddings and Bar/Bat Mitzvahs where most of the donations come from. These 115 families need our help more than ever now.
Please give what you can to help our causes survive this unprecedented crisis.