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In Israel, a New Approach to Organ Donation #donate #school #supplies

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The New York Times

In Israel, a New Approach to Organ Donation


February 16, 2012

One of the most agonizing spots in medicine is the “transplant list.” When I’ve referred patients for organ transplant — heart, liver, kidney — it is the start of an anguished wait. The clock ticks for my patient as we watch her clinical status decline, all the while harboring that excruciating hope that someone will die soon enough to make an organ available. In the case of kidney donation, which can come from a live donor, it is the desperate hope that someone will decide to make this enormous personal sacrifice.

Some of my patients have died waiting, which is, sadly, not an unusual outcome. It is estimated that 18 patients on the waiting list in America die every day. In the United States, as in many countries, we rely on a simple system of altruism, or what might be called the opt-in approach. We hope that people will sign organ donor cards because they think it is the right thing to do, or that families will consent to donation after a loved one has had brain death because it will help someone else. But these mechanisms do not result in nearly enough organs for all the patients who need them.

Other countries, like Spain and Austria, have tried an opt-out approach, called presumed consent. Every patient who dies is assumed to have consented to organ donation, unless they have specifically declined. However, this hasn’t necessarily increased the number of organ donations, in part because doctors find it extremely difficult to go against family wishes if surviving family members are strongly opposed to donation.

A third way to increase donations is being pioneered in Israel. Until now, Israel ranked at the bottom of Western countries on organ donation. Jewish law proscribes desecration of the dead, which has been interpreted by many to mean that Judaism prohibits organ donation. Additionally, there were rabbinic issues surrounding the concept of brain death, the state in which organs are typically harvested. As a result, many patients died waiting for organs.

So Israel has decided to try a new system that would give transplant priority to patients who have agreed to donate their organs. In doing so, it has become the first country in the world to incorporate “nonmedical” criteria into the priority system, though medical necessity would still be the first priority.

Nicole Bengiveno / The New York Times

The Israeli program was initiated by Dr. Jacob Lavee, a cardiothoracic surgeon who heads the heart transplant program of Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer. In 2005, he had two ultra-Orthodox, Haredi Jewish patients on his ward who were awaiting heart transplants. The patients confided in him that they would never consider donating organs, in accordance with Haredi Jewish beliefs, but that they had absolutely no qualms about accepting organs from others.

That Haredi Jews would not donate organs was a well-known fact in Israel. But this was the first time anyone had openly admitted the paradox to Dr. Lavee.

The unfairness of a segment of society unwilling to donate organs, but happy to accept them, nagged at Dr. Lavee. After he operated on both patients, giving each a new lease on life, he put together a proposal that would give priority to those patients willing to donate their organs.

Working with rabbis, ethicists, lawyers, academics and members of the public, he and other medical experts worked to create a new law in 2010, which will take full effect this year: if two patients have identical medical needs for an organ transplant, priority will be given to the patient who has signed a donor card, or whose family member has donated an organ in the past.

A critical component of the law’s success was engaging the country’s highly influential religious leadership, which had long been resistant to organ donation. Even among the half of the country that is devoutly secular, when faced with death and whether to donate organs. “Suddenly the families become very religious,” said Dr. Yael Haviv, the medical director of the organ donation program at Sheba. “Suddenly they ask the rabbis.”

But in the Talmud, saving a life supersedes most everything, and many commandments may be transgressed if the goal is to save a life. Based on this, the argument could be made that organ donation fulfilled one of the highest religious virtues. The lawmakers also agreed on a definition of brain death that was acceptable to the vast majority of rabbis (though not the ultra-Orthodox Haredi), as well as local imams, making organ donation kosher to a large segment of the population.

This was accompanied by a huge public awareness campaign about organ donation, with radio, TV, billboard and newspaper ads promoting the new priority system and countering the perception that Jewish law forbids donation. Shopping centers and coffee houses were blanketed with organ donation information. The response was overwhelming, as people registered in droves as potential donors.

“We were swamped,” says Tamar Ashkenazi, the director of the National Transplant Center of Israel. The machine that prints the organ donation cards usually handles 3,000 a month — 5,000 if two workers are dedicated full-time to operating it. During the 10 weeks of the publicity campaign, 70,000 Israelis registered for organ donation cards.

The consent rate from families has already increased, and the number of organs available for patients has increased in parallel. Transplants have so far increased by more than 60 percent over all this year.

Other aspects of the new law provide “fair compensation” for living donors that covers 40 days of lost wages, plus expenses related to the donation. “This serves to remove the disincentives to donation,” Dr. Lavee says. Kidney transplants from live donors — nearly always from family members of patients — increased dramatically.

The new system, though, is not without its critics. Many say that any “nonmedical” factors in organ allocation are inherently unethical. Some say that the law enshrines religious discrimination, since Haredi patients decline to donate based on their religious beliefs.

But many feel that the new law adds a measure of fairness to the process, and now there are more organs available for everyone. It will be interesting to see how things play out when the priority system goes into effect on April 1.

Danielle Ofri is the author of three books, including “Medicine in Translation: Journeys With My Patients.” She is an associate professor of medicine at New York University School of Medicine and editor in chief of the Bellevue Literary Review .

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Donating Your Car #donations

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Car Donation

You’ve probably heard or seen the ads before. Donate your old car to a charity, and receive a tax deduction in return.

Sounds like a good idea. Do something nice for someone else and get rewarded for it. Is there a catch?

Maybe. Before you give away your vehicle, be aware of the potential pitfalls of car donation.

Donor Beware

The car donation business attracts scammers. Sometimes the charitable organization itself is fake. Sometimes the people selling the cars are fraudulent. Sometimes, it’s even the towing company that is taking people for a ride.

Even otherwise trustworthy citizens were getting in on the action until a few years ago. Before 2005, car donors could subtract the “fair market value” of their car on their taxes. Unfortunately, in many cases, the fair market value was hopelessly out of sync with reality. The true market value of the vehicle wasn’t near the “book value” of the car, so some donors were getting an artificially high break on their taxes.

But the laws have since changed. We’ll get to that in a bit.

The car donation business is big―and growing. Car donations are a great way to help fund charities. Today, most charities are in greater need than ever. Recent tragedies, like Hurricane Katrina, mean that people who usually donate to their local charity are donating to help these folks instead. There are only so many donations to go around.

Most charities contract someone else to run the car donation programs.

Make Sure Your Gift Will be Well Spent

So how can you protect yourself from cheaters? And what about these new tax rules?

Begin by asking a lot of questions of the charity.

  • Find out what percentage of the proceeds from the sale will go to the organization.
  • Find out whether the charity intends to sell the car or will keep it for its own use.
  • Ask who’s doing the actual selling and what percentage they charge.

Don’t be bashful about asking questions. It’s your vehicle, and this could be the biggest donation you’ll make this year.

Other things to remember:

  • Make sure you have the right charity. Many of them have similar names, and it’s easy to confuse a local charity with one from far away.
  • If your favorite charity doesn’t advertise that it wants cars, ask anyway. Many need cars to use or would be willing to accept your car and then sell it.

If you still have concerns, contact your state attorney general’s office or your local Better Business Bureau office for more information.

You should check to make sure that the charity is viewed as a tax-exempt organization in the eyes of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

You can also ask the organization to show you a copy of its tax-exempt status determination letter.

Some organizations, such as churches, synagogues, and government entities, aren’t listed in the publication. However, a donation to any of these organizations is still considered to be tax deductible.

It’s a good idea to transfer the title of the vehicle to the organization and make a copy of the title transfer for yourself. Take a picture of your vehicle before handing it over.

Claim the Donation Deduction

Not surprisingly, the tax rules concerning car donations are a little confusing. It’s best to check with the IRS or download IRS Publication 4303: A Donor’s Guide to Vehicle Donations for complete details.

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Charitable Contributions: Income Tax Aspects (Portfolio 521) #donation #receipt

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Charitable Contributions: Income Tax Aspects (Portfolio 521)

Tax Management Portfolio, Charitable Contributions: Income Tax Aspects, No. 521-4th, discusses the income tax deduction for charitable contributions by individuals. Many requirements must be complied with in order to secure a charitable contribution deduction, including an eligible donee, donative intent, and substantiation of the contribution amount. The amount of the deduction is determined by the type of property donated and its fair market value.


This Portfolio is part of the U.S. Income Portfolios Library, a comprehensive resource including 200+ federal tax Portfolios, practice tools, primary sources and timely news.


Tax Management Portfolio, Charitable Contributions: Income Tax Aspects, No. 521-4th, discusses the income tax deduction for charitable contributions by individuals. Many requirements must be complied with in order to secure a charitable contribution deduction, including an eligible donee, donative intent, and substantiation of the contribution amount. The amount of the deduction is determined by the type of property donated and its fair market value.
To claim a charitable contribution deduction, the property must be donated to an eligible donee. A change in the charitable organization’s status can have an effect on the contribution deduction. The issue of donative intent rests principally on the facts of each case. The Portfolio discusses the IRS and court guidelines for determining whether a donor has the requisite charitable intent or if he or she expects a commensurate benefit in return. The substantiation requirements must be carefully reviewed in connection with donations of property, especially if an appraisal is required.
The Portfolio also analyzes the charitable contribution deduction restrictions. This analysis centers around the provisions of §170(b). (d), and (e), and the regulations thereunder, which detail the applicable limitations on charitable contribution deductions. The factors that determine the percentage limitations include the classification of donee organizations, the type of property donated, and the available carryover provisions. The computation of the percentage limitations is one of the more complex areas of the Code. Contributions are limited to 50%, 30%, or 20% of the taxpayer’s contribution base, which is defined as adjusted gross income computed without regard to any §172 net operating loss carryback. Due to the complexity of the limitations and the interaction of the various factors, the Portfolio provides numerous examples of the application of the limitations.
Additional aspects of charitable contributions are considered in 839 T.M. Estate and Gift Tax Charitable Deductions (EGT Series); 865 T.M. Charitable Remainder Trusts and Pooled Income Funds (EGT Series); and 866 T.M. Charitable Income Trusts(EGT Series); and in 794 T.M. Charitable Contributions by Corporations (U.S. Income Series).



Barbara L. Kirschten, B.A. University of Pennsylvania (summa cum laude); Honours B.A. Cambridge University; Ph.D. M.A. Harvard University; J.D. Northwestern University; member, New York and District of Columbia Bars; former member, Steering Committee District of Columbia Bar Association Taxation Section and former Chair, Exempt Organizations Committee; former Co-Chair, Subcommittee on Museums of Other Cultural Organizations, Exempt Organizations Committee, ABA Section of Taxation; author, The Nonprofit Corporation Forms Handbook; co-author, Federal and State Taxation of Exempt Organizations.


Carla Neeley Freitag, B.A. Duke University (magna cum laude 1974); J.D. University of Florida College of Law (with high honors 1976); LL.M. (in Taxation), University of Miami School of Law (1988); admitted to practice in Florida, Texas, and Georgia; member, American Bar Association, Brevard County Estate Planning Council, Brevard Women Lawyers; author, 517 T.M. Scholarships and Educational Credits, 539 T.M. Net Operating Losses — Concepts and Computations, 607 T.M. Farm and Ranch Expenses and Credits, 744 T.M. Taxation of Cooperatives and Their Patrons, 462 T.M. Unrelated Business Income Tax, 465 T.M. Debt-Financed Income (Section 514); contributor to Tax Practice Series; Tax Management Distinguished Author.

Table of Worksheets

Worksheet 1 Filing and Appraisal Requirements for § 170 Deduction

Worksheet 2 Form 8282, Donee Information Return

Worksheet 3 Form 8283, Noncash Charitable Contributions

Worksheet 4 Pub. 526, Charitable Contributions

Worksheet 5 Pub. 561, Determining the Value of Donated Property

Worksheet 6 Publication 1771, Charitable Contributions – Substantiation and Disclosure Requirements

Worksheet 7 Cash Contribution: Donor Letter

Worksheet 8 Stock Contribution: Donor Letter; and Donee Letter Acknowledging Receipt

Worksheet 9 Real Estate Contribution: Donor Agreement

Worksheet 10 Tangible Personal Property/Gift Conditioned on Related Use: Donor Letter

Worksheet 11 General Charitable Pledge Agreement

Worksheet 12 Securities Charitable Pledge Agreement

Worksheet 13 Endowment Fund Letter Agreement (Principal and Income Applied to Charitable Purpose)

Worksheet 14 Endowment Fund Formal Agreement (Income Only Applied to Charitable Purpose)

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Wounded Warrior Project accused of wasting donation money – CBS News #charity #organisations

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Wounded Warrior Project accused of wasting donation money

A CBS News investigation into a charity for wounded veterans, the Wounded Warrior Project, looks into how the charity spends its donation money.

What caught our attention is how the Wounded Warrior Project spends donations compared to other long-respected charities.

For example, Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust spends 96 percent of its budget on vets. Fisher House devotes 91 percent. But according to public records reported by “Charity Navigator,” the Wounded Warrior Project spends 60 percent on vets.

Where is the money is going?

In its commercials, Wounded Warrior Project appeals to the American public’s generosity, and it works. In 2014 alone the group received more than $300 million in donations.

Army Staff Sergeant Erick Millette Close

“Their mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors, but what the public doesn’t see is how they spend their money,” said Army Staff Sergeant Erick Millette.

Millette came home from Iraq in 2006 with a bronze star and a purple heart — along with a traumatic brain injury and PTSD.

Initially, he admired the charity’s work, and participated in its programs. He took a job as a public speaker with Wounded Warrior Project in 2013. But after two years, he quit.

“You’re using our injuries, our darkest days, our hardships, to make money. So you can have these big parties,” he told CBS News.

Millette said he witnessed lavish spending on staff.

“Let’s get a Mexican mariachi band in there, let’s get maracas made with [the] WWP logo, put them on every staff member’s desk. Let’s get it catered and have a big old party,” he described.

“Going to a nice fancy restaurant is not team building. Staying at a lavish hotel at the beach here in Jacksonville, and requiring staff that lives in the area to stay at the hotel is not team building,” Millette continued.

CBS News spoke to more than 40 former employees who described a charity where spending was out of control.

Two of those former employees were so fearful of retaliation they asked that their faces not to be shown on camera.

“It was extremely extravagant. Dinners and alcohol, and just total accessm” one employee explained. He continued, saying that for a charitable organization that’s serving veterans, the spending on resorts and alcohol is “what the military calls fraud waste and abuse.”

Wounded Warrior Project CEO Steven Nardizzi Close

According to the charity’s tax forms, spending on conferences and meetings went from $1.7 million in 2010, to $26 million in 2014. That’s about the same amount the group spends on combat stress recovery — its top program.

Former employees say spending has skyrocketed since Steven Nardizzi took over as CEO in 2009. Many point to the 2014 annual meeting at a luxury resort in Colorado Springs as typical of his style.

“He rappelled down the side of a building at one of the all hands events. He’s come in on a Segway, he’s come in on a horse.”

About 500 staff members attended the four-day conference in Colorado. The price tag? About $3 million.

“Donors don’t want you to have a $2,500 bar tab. Donors don’t want you to fly every staff member once a year to some five-star resort and whoop it up and call it team building,” said Millette.

A Colorado Springs resort where a 2014 WWP conference was held Close

Wounded Warrior Project declined CBS News’ repeated interview requests for Nardizzi, but offered their Director of Alumni and a recipient of their services, Captain Ryan Kules.

Kules denied there was excessive spending on conferences.

“It’s the best use of donor dollars to ensure we are providing programs and services to our warriors and families at the highest quality.”

When asked why conferences were held at five-star resorts instead of cheaper options, Kules provided the same answer.

Capt. Ryan Kules, WWP Director of Alumni Close

“Like I said, it’s to make sure we are aligned and can build as a team. Be able to be able to provide the best quality services.”

“WWP and those donor dollars trained me to speak and be a voice, and that’s exactly what I’m doing,” said Millette.

“I’m sorry, but I’ll be damned if you’re gonna take hard-working Americans’ money and drink it and waste it.”

Kules also told CBS News the charity did not spend $3 million on the Colorado conference, but he was not there and was unable to say what it did cost. He also denied that the charity spends money on alcohol or engages in any other kind of excessive spending.

Part two of this investigation will air on “CBS This Morning ,” Wednesday at 7 a.m. ET.

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Trump draws outrage after Megyn Kelly remarks #donate #piano

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Donald Trump’s ‘blood’ comment about Megyn Kelly draws outrage

Atlanta (CNN) Donald Trump’s feud with Megyn Kelly escalated Friday night when he said the Fox News host had “blood coming out of her wherever” at this week’s Republican debate, resulting in swift condemnation from conservatives and a major political event pulling its invitation to him.

During Thursday’s presidential debate, Kelly pressed Trump about misogynistic, sexist comments he made in the past, such as calling some women “fat pigs, dogs, slobs, and disgusting animals.”

Trump slammed Kelly, saying her questions were “ridiculous” and “off-base.”

“You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes,” Trump told CNN’s Don Lemon on Friday night. “Blood coming out of her wherever.”

But the comment crossed the line, editor Erick Erickson said Friday night. He disinvited Trump from the RedState Gathering. a conservative event featuring GOP presidential hopefuls this weekend in Atlanta. Trump was scheduled to give the keynote speech Saturday night.

Saturday morning, Trump attempted to clarify the remark on Twitter.

“Re Megyn Kelly quote: ‘you could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever’ (NOSE). Just got on w/thought”

Re Megyn Kelly quote: you could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever (NOSE). Just got on w/thought

Trump also slammed “‘politically correct’ fools in our country,” tweeting that “we have to all get back to work and stop wasting time and energy on nonsense!”

So many politically correct fools in our country. We have to all get back to work and stop wasting time and energy on nonsense!

The real estate mogul elaborated in a statement later Saturday morning, claiming he said “‘blood coming out of her eyes and whatever,’ meaning nose.”

He added: “Only a deviant would think anything else.”

As for Erickson — who is also a Fox News contributor — Trump called him a “total loser” who “has a history of supporting establishment losers in failed campaigns so it is an honor to be uninvited from his event.”

When Erickson told the gathering Saturday morning that Trump would not be attending, the news was greeted with a mix of applause and boos.

“Folks, I’ve given Donald Trump a lot of latitude because he’s not a professional politician. He’s been a very blunt talker. I’ve said some dumb things in my life, then I’ve apologized for them,” said Erickson, adding that the Trump campaign declined to apologize or clarify the remark when he reached out to them Friday night.

“I think it was inappropriate, I really think it was inappropriate,” Erickson continued. “I’ve got my wife here, I’ve got my daughter here, I’ve got 800 friends of mine here. It’s a family-friendly program, and if he’s not going to clarify that this isn’t what he meant, I don’t think I want him at my event.”

Conservatives outraged

Erickson wasn’t the only conservative bashing Trump.

Penny Young Nance, the CEO and president of the conservative group Concerned Women for America, told CNN that Trump’s “tantrum was even more enlightening than his original remarks she questioned.”

“Does he have a problem with women?” Nance asked in a statement Saturday morning. “Three wives would suggest that yes, maybe there’s a problem. The good news is that Kelly is a mother of toddlers and knows how to deal with petulance and tantrums. Every presidential election since 1964 has been carried by women. Women don’t like mean and we certainly won’t vote for men or women we don’t trust. Trump’s biggest woman problem is how does he convince women to trust him to keep America safe?”

Media mogul and Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch praised debate moderators Kelly, Bret Baier and Chris Wallace early Saturday morning while criticizing his friend Trump.

“Friend Donald has to learn this is public life,” Murdoch tweeted.

Baier, Kelly, Wallace great job Thursday. Fine journalism, no more, no less. Friend Donald has to learn this is public life.

At the gathering Saturday morning, Bob and Susan Wasielewski, of Roswell, Georgia, said they agreed with Erickson’s decision to pull Trump’s invitation.

“(The comments) were just totally reprehensible,” Susan Wasielewski said. “There’s no room for that, and there’s no room for a candidate like that to become president of the United States. I think he’s taken himself out of the race. I think Erick Erickson did the correct thing to disinvite him.”

But Mary Howard, 63, of Indianapolis, told CNN that while she believed Erickson had the right to yank Trump’s invitation, she disagreed with the decision and said “a lot of people are disappointed.”

She believes the Republican establishment is trying to discredit Trump.

“They twisted what the words were, because they’re trying to destroy him,” Howard said. “The GOP is really afraid of him and they are going to do anything to discredit him.”

2016 GOP hopefuls slam remark

Republican presidential hopefuls — all of whom are trailing Trump in national polls — swiftly blasted the remarks and condemned Trump.

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee — a former Fox News host himself — told CNN Saturday morning outside the gathering that he hopes Trump apologizes.

“Megyn Kelly was a colleague of mine for six and a half years when I was at Fox. She is one of the most remarkable people I know. Intellectually unsurpassed as a broadcast journalist, she has great integrity, and so you know I’m going to stand for Megyn Kelly,” Huckabee said.

He added: “I would certainly never say anything about a person like that, and I hope he apologizes because I think that he should.”

Former Hewlett-Packard Carly Fiorina, the only woman running for the GOP nomination, was quick to slam Trump’s comment Friday night.

Mr. Trump: There. Is. No. Excuse.

George Pataki, the former New York governor, called Trump’s latest controversy a “sad but predictable meltdown from Trump.”

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said in a statement that Trump’s statements “are not worthy of the office he is seeking.”

“As a party, we are better to risk losing without Donald Trump than trying to win with him,” Graham said. “Enough already with Mr. Trump.”

But just as he did when asked about Trump’s questioning of Sen. John McCain’s war record last month, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz declined to criticize Trump on Saturday.

“I think every one candidate should treat everyone with civility and respect. It’s a standard I try to follow,” Cruz told reporters at the gathering. “I don’t think we’re going to solve the problems in this country by obsessing over the politics of personality. This is about real challenges facing the American people.”

Gathering will go on

Erickson said in a statement Friday that while he likes Trump personally, “I just don’t want someone on stage who gets a hostile question from a lady and his first inclination is to imply it was hormonal. It just was wrong.”

But the Trump campaign fired back, saying “this is just another example of weakness through being politically correct.”

“For all of the people who were looking forward to Mr. Trump coming, we will miss you,” his campaign said. “Blame Erick Erickson, your weak and pathetic leader. We’ll now be doing another campaign stop at another location.”

But Trump campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks told CNN Saturday morning that Trump will not hold an event Saturday night. His next public appearance will be in Michigan on Tuesday.

The RedState Gathering, meanwhile, will go on without Trump. This year, the annual event features fellow GOP presidential candidates Fiorina, Huckabee, Cruz, Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, Bobby Jindal, Rick Perry, Marco Rubio and Scott Walker.

As for the newly vacant spot at the RedState Gathering, Erickson has invited Kelly to replace Trump. It was not immediately clear if she had accepted the invitation.

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Your personal, honorary or memorial donation will allow us to continue to put instruments into the music education programs that need them most. We are contacted daily by teachers and program directors who desperately need help: school music teachers who usually receive no funding for musical instruments, after-school program directors who see their students in desperate need of music to get them involved and off the streets, and nonprofit organizations who see the value of music therapy but have no funding for the instruments.

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Jessica Baron, Founder and Executive Director. Guitars in the Classroom, national

“One of the students in my self-contained middle school autism classroom at Durham School of the Arts has attended Voices Together with the self-contained high school class this year. Not only has it been one of the highlights of his week, but he has shown a great deal of improvement in both expressive and receptive communication. He is initiating more speech and uses more words in a sentence. Though I cannot credit the program for all of his progress, I think has played an important role.”

Lesley Weaver, Exceptional Children’s Teacher. Durham School of the Arts, speaking of Voices Together, Chapel Hill, NC

“Next year’s 6th graders are already asking me what guitar they get to play! Thank you for making such a difference at Woodin Elementary.”

Heather Arnold, Music Teacher. Woodin Elementary School, Bothell, WA

The Fender Music Foundation
P.O. Box 67
Agoura Hills, CA 91376

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Donate and Support Israeli Charities from Canada #donate #my #car #to #charity

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100’s of Israeli Charities with one cause SUPPORTING ISRAEL

For the past two decades, Keren Hanan Aynor has been instrumental in supporting first and second generations of Ethiopian Jewry Aliya in acquiring higher education and as such, has been promoting a dynamic and influential group of young leaders who serve as role models for the Ethiopian Israeli community and Israeli society at large.

Shapell’s/Darche Noam prepares men and women in their 20’s and 30’s for a rich and multi-faceted Torah-centered life. Our educational programs facilitate direct encounters with classic traditional sources, coupled with a focus on character refinement and spiritual growth, cultivating a lifetime love of Hashem, with the study and practice of His Torah. We inspire honor and appreciation of the range of Torah communities, guiding students to discover the fitting environment for them to raise their families and make their unique contribution to the Jewish people.

For more than 1,000,000 Israeli children, morning is often a slice of cold bread and margarine – often even less. Join us in the mission to end childhood hunger in Israel!

Join Latet-Israel’s leading humanitarian aid organization in our efforts to reduce poverty and create a better and just society in Israel.

Helping women survivors of violence to find work and reach financial security, in order to build a safe and independent life.

Larger Than Life Improving the Quality of Life for Children with Cancer and their families regardless of religion, race or gender.

Pitchon Lev has been fighting poverty in Israel since 1998, through food distribution, youth empowerment educational programs and petitioning the establishment.

Leket Israel rescues from destruction hundreds of tons of food a week from 1,000 Israeli food producers for redistribution to 180 nonprofit agencies working with the poor.

Life’s Door provides a non-medical safety net that accompanies patients facing the impending end-of life, and their loved ones.

Providing a home and excellent education for hundreds of children from abroad (many children who came alone to Israel) and Israeli children from difficult socio-economic backgrounds.

Canada Office
The Ne’eman Foundation
75 Lisa Crescent
Thornhill, ON L4J 2N2
Tel: 1(888) 341-8590

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The Ne’eman Foundation supports projects that reduce or eliminate poverty, advance education, religion and quality of life, and promote charitable initiatives for community development in Israeli communities. Additionally, we support projects throughout Israel that provide health care services and products that prevent and manage serious threats to health; projects that provide therapy to accident victims, as well as counseling and support to individuals with cancer. The Ne’eman Foundation also supports programs that provide Israeli public ambulance, paramedic, or firefighting services.

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Military Donations to Support Injured Veterans #international #charities

#money donations



When you give to Wounded Warrior Project ® (WWP), you’re supporting an organization whose broad appeal reaches across demographic, geographic, and political boundaries. For us, it’s not about the war; it’s about the warrior.

Your financial support is critical to carrying out our mission, but it’s not the only way to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. There are a variety of opportunities to get involved including: hosting an event in your community and much more. Click here to learn more.

To mail in your donation, please download a donation form and mail to:

Wounded Warrior Project
PO BOX 758516
Topeka, KS 66675

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