New start, new life.

Help 50 abused children in Israel rebuild their lives. Learn more about Orr Shalom for Israel's Children-at-Risk onour website


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Your donation is now worth DOUBLE! Thank you to the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh!

Over the next months, Orr Shalom will find homes for approximately 50 children who have been removed from their homes by the social welfare services, after suffering severe abuse, neglect and tragedy.

These children will arrive in their new foster or family group homes with little or no personal possessions, from highly traumatic circumstances, in acute distress. Many just come with the clothes they are wearing. They literally have nothing. It costs just $500 to equip a child with a start-up pack to meet their basic needs. Please help.

Your donation is now worth DOUBLE!


Dollar for a dollar!!

The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh have generously agreed to MATCH every donation - dollar for a dollar (for the first $8,500 donated)

Today, your gift will go TWICE as far!


User Comments

Vikki W.
4 years, 3 months ago

Such an amazing cause. Thinking of you all xxx

Margaret MAAG
4 years, 3 months ago

You are very much loved. I hope you settle in well. From your friend, Margaret

Natasha Vidan
4 years, 3 months ago

Dear Little one; I too have been severely abused but if you allow HaShem to heal you, He will. Yes, it hurts more than anyone can imagine but He is faithful and He will help...I love you dear ones.

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Start-up pack for each child

Item / Activity Cost
Clothing $175
School items - uniform, bag, stationery items $100
Bedding - including towel $75
Footwear $50
Toiletries - toothbrush, hairbrush, shampoo etc - for babies, this could include diapers, bottles, pacifiers etc $50
Toy / Comforter $25
Underwear $25
Total: $500

Orr Shalom for Israel's Children-at-Risk


Orr Shalom rescues and cares for Israel’s children who have been removed from their homes by the social welfare services, having suffered severe abuse and/or neglect, or because they have been abandoned by their parents or suffered a familial tragedy.

We care for 1,300 children from birth to 18+ years from all sectors of Israeli society, in a variety of frameworks including foster care (regular, therapeutic and emergency), family group homes, and closed intensive therapeutic homes.


Give these children a new start


Children arrive at Orr Shalom from highly traumatic situations, with little or no personal possessions from home. Help alleviate their anguish and their transition to their new lives.


Completed Successfully


Thank you for your support!

Our 95 donors and supporters made this campaign a success in 32 days.

Raised $12,097 out of $25,000


United States
donated: $5,959
Ayala Benjamin
United States
donated: $5,000
Gideon C.
London, United Kingdom
donated: $720
United States
donated: $502
עליסה ג.
donated: $500
donated: $400
brian j wolkind
United Kingdom
donated: $360
Laurie S.
Borehamwood, United Kingdom
donated: $360
Kosky G.
donated: $360
Aaron G.
donated: $360

All Donors
Kosky G.
לירון ב.

Ella's story


This year, Ella (name changed) arrived in one of Orr Shalom's Family Group Homes aged eight. She had been found by neighbors, wandering without
clothes on the street in the cold, having been forced out of her home as punishment. Police immediately uncovered a background of abuse within her home, as well as extreme neglect of her basic needs.

Ella arrived at our home severely shaken and traumatized, and with literally no possessions - having been given spare clothes to wear at the police station. The start-up pack that Ella received, with clothes, toiletries, linen, night wear etc, gave her some comfort and security, and enabled her to function practically during the initial period of her stay in the home. 


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