Thanks to you, our faithful friends, The Fellowship is able to provide aid to so many different people who are hurting, who are in need. It's especially heartwarming when those we help are the most helpless and innocent. The Jerusalem Post reports on the wonderful summer that thousands of Israel's neediest youngsters were able to enjoy because of your kindness:
While many children can boast of fun-filled summer vacations with their family, there are some that are not so fortunate.
For that reason, the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews provides a fulfilling summer experience for children in need with their Summer of Friendship program.
About 7,000 children who hail from boarding schools across the nation, were able to kick back and relax as they participated in many activities like rafting, skating, hiking and visiting museums for two jam-packed days fully funded by the organization.
“Summer vacation is the most enjoyable and exciting time of year for children and youth, but while most of the children of Israel spend time at the beach and abroad, it is important to remember the difficult circumstances of their lives,” said IFCJ’s president, Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein. “We see the light in the eyes of the children, who for the most part have never had a family trip. In two experiential days we have managed to fill their hearts with a lot of strength to continue on their way to building a better life...”