My partnership with Tikva Children's Home started quite a while ago. Since then, it has become a staple in the organizations that I continually support.
When you find an organization like Tikva, it is one that will develop into a long-term relationship. Perhaps the most noteworthy aspect of this specific organization, unlike many others, is that the money they receive through donations is actually used in accordance with their mission statement.
Since I first built a partnership with Tikva, I have not only seen the tremendous impact the contributions that I and many others have had on the children they work with, but I have actually been able to impact to get involved with the organization on a deeper level. For example, I was recently given the opportunity to sponsor Tikva’s Annual Gala at Espace NYC.
If you would like to work in partnership with Tikva's mission, here are a variety of opportunities for you to get involved:
Every year, Tikva Children's Home organizes a minimum of two to three missions to Odessa. Here, individuals have the opportunity to spend time connecting with Tikva's children, cradling infants or playing games with their teenagers.
Annual Young Leadership Retreat & Fundraising
Individuals who are between the ages of 20-30 from either North America or Western Europe have the chance to be hand-selected to travel to Odessa and immerse themselves in the home. In addition to spending time with the children, they are also educated on Tikva's programs. Through this insight and first-hand experience, these participants can help to spread the word about the importance of what this organization does to support Jewish children.
Virtual Adoption Program
If volunteering your time is not possible for you, consider sponsoring one of Tikva’s children. The monetary support that is given to these children helps to provide them with food, medical care, weather-appropriate clothing, a roof over their head, and a quality education. But through your support, they can also experience the genuine love of humanity.
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Program
If you can’t travel and have financial limitations, consider donating a smaller amount of money that will be used to help a Jewish child celebrate his or her Bar/Bat Mitzvah. This is a symbolic part of Jewish culture and your donations can help properly bring a child into adulthood.
The children that are cared for in Tikva are brought out of poverty and neglect and into the loving arms of the staff at the home. Even something as small as a toy is enough to bring them utter joy. If you want to make a small contribution that will have a huge impact, consider sending a child a simple gift!
Not only will your financial contributions help to serve the children at the home, they will help Tikva to find and care for the hundreds of other abandoned or abused children who are living in undesirable, heartbreaking conditions. Learn more about Tikva’s partnerships online!