Get Involved! We are a humble organization trying to do amazing things. Our biggest challenge is to raise awareness of the needs of visually impaired people in Israel, and explain about the work that we are doing to make dreams of independence and mobility come true.
Form a New "Friends-of" organization in your area: We are seeking dedicated volunteers to speak at Hebrew Schools, Men's and Women's Clubs at Synagogues, etc. We will gladly provide you with the materials and information necessary to get started, and will support your efforts with speaking and written materials. Contact us to find out more.
Host a "Friend-raising" parlor meeting: Many people invite their friends and other influential people in their community to an informal gathering in their home to learn more about the work that we do. Our Executive Director will gladly attend the meetings if there is a potential to at least cover the cost of travel.
Raise a Puppy: Our training facility is located in Israel just south of Tel Aviv. We breed, raise and train the dogs in Israel so they learn Hebrew commands and also so they are accustomed to the unique environment there. If you live in Israel and would like to volunteer to raise a puppy, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our "Friends-of" organizations in the U.S., Canada and England do fund-raising to support the program in Israel.
Sponsor a Puppy: The cost to provide a "Partnership" between a visually impaired person and a guide dog is approximately $25,000, and we provide this service at no cost. We rely on people with "vision" to help us make miracles happen. Many Hebrew school students sponsor puppies for their Mitzvah Project, and some Hebrew school classes designate the guide dog center to receive funds collected for Tzedakah. The cost to sponsor a puppy is just $500 which covers the expenses for a puppy in its first year.
Work at the Center in Israel: We have had several students volunteer to work for us as part of the Young Judea program. We gladly accept volunteers and have a number of things you can do if you plan to be in Israel for an extended visit.
Amit Bar-El was a soldier fighting house-to-house during the 2006 Lebanon War. As he rushed to the aid of a wounded comrade, Amit opened a door only to have a rocket fly past and explode in the wall next to him. He received multiple shrapnel wounds
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