Despite the many uncertainties and hardships forced upon us by the pandemic, many children are preparing to take an exciting step—entry into the first grade.
With a great many families suffering from unemployment and financial distress due to the Coronavirus, we’ve been working extra hard to ensure that school children have a chance at feeling a sense of normality as we approach the school year.
Kids desperately want to feel like they fit in with their peers, despite the hardships their parents may face, so we’re proud to do something to help make a difference for them.
This year, we’re distributing high-quality, orthopaedic trolley-style school-bags—along with a water bottle, lunch box, and stationery.
Recently, a concentrated distribution of these schoolbags was held in the Kiryat-Yovel and Har-Nof neighbourhoods in Jerusalem and Sderot.
To comply with the social distancing guidelines during the distributions, each family came into the room separately and chose a backpack. Both parents and children were overjoyed.
Among the families were:
Our team is happy to report: "the children and parents loved the schoolbags—they were thrilled about the images imprinted on them (SpongeBob and soccer for the boys and princesses for the girls), and they were excited to open the bags’ trolley handles and the different compartments. They were even happier to discover more school supplies inside the school bags."
Your donations have been vital to promote equal opportunities among the young students. Together, we are doing our part to narrow the achievement gap for all the children in Israel.