A righteous man knows the rights of the poor; a wicked man does not understand such knowledge.
- Proverbs 29:7
During July and August, when the children were resting and recharging their batteries in preparation for the new school year, we at Vision for Israel were hard at work. Amid the summer months, we are known to distribute high-quality school bags and stationery sets to children from families in need.
And this year, we were able to reach a variety of places in the country. Among them were the southern cities that suffered from rocket attacks during Operation Guardian of the Walls —areas devastated by terrorism, and refugee centres.
The parents that we helped expressed endless gratitude, and the children were very excited about their new supplies. We were so thrilled to be with them and glad we could help.
We received a touching letter from one of the families, which we would like to share with you. The family said:
“We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping our daughter who is going into first grade with a backpack, as well as our daughter who is going into fifth grade. This is a big help for us and great kindness. May you be blessed and may God give you strength, health, and joy to continue your blessed work.”
Every child deserves to feel included and cared for, and they should all have the opportunity to go to school with the necessary equipment. At their age, their only job is to concentrate on their studies and do their best, regardless of the financial situation of their family. No child chooses to be born into a distressed family, and their hardships should not keep them from getting an education.
We’ve all heard it said that children are our future, and this is absolutely true. They are the ones who will shape our future society, and usher in a new era of humanity. Investing in them is important. By showing them care, kindness, and respect, we significantly increase their chances of overcoming poverty, achieving a better life, and contributing to society.
We are thrilled to be continuing our Pack to School program and look forward to growing our efforts even more next year.