We’d like to tell you about one of the children in our care.
Irina, an 11 year old girl from the former Soviet Union, has six siblings, and the family’s financial state is dire. Her estranged father is a drug addict and over the past few years has been in and out of jail, sometimes for up to two years at a time.
While Irina’s father sat in jail, Alyona, her 36 year old mother, sought the company of an older gentleman, who, unbeknownst to Alyona, was physically and verbally abusing Irina. One day, Alyona came home from her waitressing shift and found her daughter crying and bruised. Alyona quickly ended the relationship, but the physical and emotional scars have stayed with Irina, who is now in 6th grade at Migdal Ha’Emek’s Machshava School. She is on the mend both emotionally and physically, thanks to the loving care and support of her teachers and the Migdal Ohr staff.
Chanukah will be celebrated this year from December 16th to 24th. Our children will observe the “Festival of Lights”—for what will be the first time for many, including Irina — in a happy, nurturing and secure environment. Your essential support of our organization will ensure that this will be a time of celebration and fun.
We hope that during this festive time you will keep us on the forefront of your mind and make a generous Chanukah/Year End gift so that we can continue to help disadvantaged and abused children in Israel, like Irina. To make a secure credit card donation, please click here.
Sending you a personal blessing from Israel, and the best of wishes for a Happy Chanukah to you and your family!