Dec 3, 2008
As volunteers around the world celebrate International Volunteer Day on December 5, ALEH takes the opportunity to acknowledge and thank those people who selflessly give of their time and energy to help make a difference.
Volunteers from all walks of life, from all over the country work with ALEH’s residents on a regular basis. These include teenagers who take the children out for walks and on trips, national service girls who supplement the professional staff and help run social activities, men who help bathe the older boys, and women who help feed the children. Musicians and entertainers come armed with instruments to engage the children; seminary and Yeshiva students from overseas help out in the classrooms; youths – individually and in groups – pop in on Shabbat to bring their own brand of cheer and good humor; and visiting groups of professionals include ALEH in their itinerary, making volunteering with these special children an integral part of their visit to Israel.
In the words of an NCSY volunteer: “The experience of working with these children has helped me appreciate all the gifts G-d has given me.”
To all our dear volunteers – you play a crucial role in helping our children get the best possible care so that they can develop their potential to the fullest. In opening your hearts to these disabled children, you have become a truly integral part of the ALEH family, offering the most vulnerable members of society hope for a real quality of life filled with growth, warmth and love.
On behalf of ALEH’s staff, family, friends and, most importantly, the children of ALEH – we salute you!
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