Card Making Project for Save a Child’s Heart
Save a Child’s Heart’s (SACH) mission is to treat children born with heart disease in developing countries by bringing them to Israel for surgeries. This is done by our team of doctors and clinicians who volunteer their time, patients are not charged for the treatment, costs are covered by volunteer fundraisers around the world. We also train doctors from developing countries, to date, we have carried out over 5800 surgeries on children from 63 different countries and trained 125 doctors and clinicians, enabling them to return to their countries and carry out surgeries there. Half the children we treat are for the Palestinian Authority, Gaza, Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan, the rest are from Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and South America. If left untreated, these children will live a very short, painful and debilitating life, rarely making it to their teens. Look us up at saveachildsheart.org. for more information on the work we do and volunteering opportunities in Israel.
As in past years, we would like schools, synagogues, youth groups and the scouting movement etc to hand make non-denominational, get well soon cards for children who are due to receive, or have had surgery. The get well soon cards should be primarily made with stencils so that the children can colour them in when they receive them. The children normally decorate their rooms with the coloured in cards, plus it gives them an activity to do.
These cards really do make a huge difference to the children and are always very gratefully received and appreciated.
Please also remember, these children are not Jewish, therefore the cards should respect that.
The cards should be sent to Save A Child’s Heart,16 Haviva Reik St. Holon 58495 Israel. *Please note that when the cards are sent as a parcel, if a customs slip is needed, it should state on the customs slip, “No commercial or retail value”.
Please remember to put the name and address and email address of the group sending the cards and we will try to email you with photo’s of the children with their cards. Please also let David Silverston know you have sent then off so he can let Israel know they are on their way. Also, if you have the means to get them out to Israel, small toys would be great, but only if you can get them to Israel yourselves.
For further details, please email David – firstname.lastname@example.org