Since the devastating events of Saturday, October 7th, 2023, when the extent of Hamas' heinous attack became painfully clear and the overwhelming number of casualties was revealed, we immediately sprang into action. Our dedicated non-profit organizations, the Center for Jewish Impact, Alumot Or, and SASA Setton, have joined forces with additional partners, including the Russian Jewish Congress, Discount Bank, and compassionate private donors, who swiftly extended their hands and hearts to lend their support.
Together, we have been tirelessly providing essential and cutting-edge medical equipment to hospitals in southern Israel, while also distributing vital personal hygiene kits to hundreds of injured adults and children currently hospitalized. Over the past several days, we have visited each of these hospitals to better understand the evolving needs of both the medical staff and the patients.
At Kaplan Medical Center
Our commitment extends to a global awareness campaign, particularly centered around bringing back Noya Dan, a 12-year-old girl with high-functioning autism who had just begun her studies at Alumot Or Eshel Hanasi when she and her grandmother, Carmela, were tragically kidnapped by Hamas on that fateful Saturday. Noya's campaign reached over 25 million people worldwide through social media and international press, capturing the attention of thought leaders such as Noya's favorite author, J.K. Rowling, and Gal Gadot. Regrettably, we received the heart-wrenching news last night that Noya and her grandmother's bodies were found. We encourage you to share the tribute we have prepared in their memory, and we will continue to support the Dan family during this difficult time.
The unprecedented scale of this attack on Israel calls for unity and intensified efforts. To date, we have raised over 6 million NIS, but the demand far surpasses this, and our campaign persists.
As we conclude stage one of immediate medical aid provision and move forward, our plan is to prioritize the emergency needs of children and women from the areas hardest hit. This segment of the population has conveyed to us several pressing needs, including equipment donations, housing solutions, food, tailored educational materials, and the restoration of infrastructure that was destroyed in the massacre.
Extensive damage at Eden Boarding School
We have also taken under our wing the cause of supporting the girls of the Eden Boarding School, a feminist rehabilitation and treatment dormitory located in Kibbutz Carmia on the Gaza border. This dormitory is the only safe haven for 55 teenage girls, aged 12-18, who have faced challenging life circumstances and are suffering from post-traumatic stress. It was indeed a miracle that these girls were away on a yearly retreat that tragic Saturday, but they now require immediate support. Millions of shekels were already raised and some emergency projects have been implemented but the needs are much greater.
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With heartfelt gratitude,