Category Archives: International

Ezer Mizion

Ezer Mizion 5225 New Utrecht Ave Brooklyn, New York 11219 Contact:  Chani Miller, Dir. of Public Relations cmiller@ezermizionusa.org (718) 853-8400 Help save the lives of cancer patients around the globe. Often a bone marrow transplant is the patient’s last chance to survive. Genetic matching between donor and patient is a must for success. Since genetics is based on ethnics, a Jew will match another Jew. Thus the need for a Jewish registry. Ezer Mizion is the largest Jewish bone marrow registry in the world and has saved over 2000 lives, 296 in 2015 alone. Too many are still waiting in hope and […]

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Nationalities Service Center

Nationalities Service Center 1216 Arch Street, 4th floor, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107 Contact:  Volunteer Coordinator (215) 893-8400 volunteers@nscphila.org Here at Nationalities Service Center (NSC), we believe that immigrants and refugees are a critical part of the fabric of life in the United States, and it is our vision that all immigrants and refugees achieve a life of dignity, safety, stability, sustainable opportunities and meaningful connections to their communities. To this end, NSC provides comprehensive services to immigrants and refugees, including legal protections, community integration, access to health and wellness services, and opportunities to achieve English language proficiency. Our dedicated staff are […]

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Girl Up

Girl Up, United Nations Foundation 1750 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Suite 300, Washington, District of Columbia 20006 Contact:  Vanessa Stair, girluppartnerships@unfoundation.org (202) 448-4671 Girls are powerful. When they’re educated, healthy, and safe, they transform their communities. When girls stand up for girls in need, they empower each other and transform our world. As the United Nations Foundation’s adolescent girl campaign, Girl Up engages girls to take action. Led by a community of nearly half a million passionate advocates raising awareness and funds, our efforts help the hardest to reach girls living in places where it is hardest to be a girl. […]

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Friends of Yemin Orde

YeminOrde.org 4340 East-West Highway, Suite 202, Bethesda, Maryland 20814 Contact:  Barbara Sherbill, Marketing Director, (202) 237-0286 barbara@yeminorde.org Friends of Yemin Orde is the U.S. fundraising arm of Yemin Orde Youth Village and Village Way Educational Initiatives (VWEI) in Israel. Yemin Orde Youth Village is located in the Carmel Forest region of northern Israel, near Haifa. It is home, school and safe haven to 430 at-risk immigrant youth from all over the world, including Ethiopia, France, the former Soviet Union, and Brazil. Most of Yemin Orde’s youth have experienced trauma: from abandonment and isolation to loss and extreme poverty. With the help […]

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Medic Mobile

MedicMobile.org 220 Halleck St. Suite 210 San Francisco, California 94129 Contact:  Katie Kelley, Director of Communications, (415) 746-9758 hello@medicmobile.org Medic Mobile’s mission is to improve health in hard-to-reach communities. One BILLION people will never see a doctor in their lives and will never receive essential health services.  Our mobile and web tools help community health workers, clinics, and families communicate so that more people receive quality healthcare. We are focused on identifying and addressing the highest impact opportunities to use mobile tools, currently: antenatal and postnatal care, childhood immunizations, stock monitoring for essential medicines, and disease surveillance. For your mitzvah […]

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Innovation Africa

Innovation Africa 520 8th Avenue, 15th Floor New York, NY 10018 Contact:  Emma Goldman, Outreach Coordinator (646)472-5380, innoafrica@gmail.com Innovation: Africa is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that brings Israeli innovation to African villages. Founded in 2008, in five years Innovation Africa has provided light, clean water, food and proper medical care to more than 450,000 people in Ethiopia, Tanzania, Malawi and Uganda. Bar/bat mitzvah students may start their own mitzvah campaigns, birthday campaigns, or iA chapters. They learn about the lack of resources many rural African villages face, and how they can help eradicate these problems. Focus is on clean water projects, solar […]

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Pencils of Promise

PencilsofPromise.org 37 West 28 St 3rd Floor, New York, NY Rachele Aidala, Development Coordinator, Community Engagement, raidala@pencilsofpromise.org,(212)777-3170 Pencils of Promise believes every child should have access to quality education. We create schools, programs, and global communities around the common goal of education for all.  Since our founding in 2008, Pencils of Promise (PoP) has broken ground on over 200 schools throughout Laos, Nicaragua, Ghana, and Guatemala. Our programs have impacted more than 150,000 lives and sparked an international movement around global access to education. Education can create profound, lasting change in a community and, with plans to break ground on 500 schools […]

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Bnai Zion Foundation

http://www.bnaizion.org 577 Wanamaker Rd. Jenkintown, PA 19046 Contact: Sharona Durry -Mid-Atlantic Director sharonadurry@phillyisrael.com, 267-250-3835 Bnai Zion Foundation is dedicated to assisting those in need with humanitarian projects in both Israel and America. The organization has completed hundreds of initiatives for the people of Israel and for Jewish people worldwide. Ahava Village for Children & Youth holds a special place in the heart of Bnai Zion.  Nestled in a quiet residential area of the northern town Kiryat Bialik, Ahava is a center for children ages six to eighteen removed by Court order from high-risk home situations. Comprised of fifteen apartments, educational facilities and leisure […]

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Yashar LaChayal

http://www.yasharlachayal.org P.O. Box 69 Adumim, Israel Friends of Yashar LaChayal, 49 Meadow Lane, Lawrence, NY 11559 Contact: Lisa Weinsoff, Project Coordinator lisa@yasharlachayal.org 954-633-5268 Yashar LaChayal is dedicated to assisting soldiers in the Israel Defense forces by providing goods and services when they are necessary, quickly and efficiently. Ongoing campaigns assist the families of needy IDF soldiers and provide Lone Soldiers in the IDF with assistance and support. Volunteer teams in Israel visit injured soldiers, and funds are raised in order to assist them as they recover from their injuries. In the autumn, Yashar LaChayal raises money to purchase winterwear for […]

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PeacePlayers International

PeacePlayers International 1200 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Suite 875 Washington, D.C. 20036 Contact: Adam Hirsch ahirsch@peaceplayersintl.org 202-408-5111 PeacePlayers International uses the game of basketball to unite, educate and inspire young people in divided communities, based on the premise that children who play together can learn how to live together. (PPI’s affiliate in Israel and the West Bank, PeacePlayers International- Middle East, promotes peaceful coexistence among Arab and Jewish young people in the region and provides positive extracurricular outlets for those from disadvantaged communities.) Children who play together can learn to live together. That’s the idea behind PeacePlayers International, a nonprofit organization that uses basketball […]

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