The Story Behind "Help Israeli Kids Play On!"
Voice for Israel is a pro-Israel group in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill area. Our mission is to show solidarity with Israel.
We felt helpless during Operation Pillar of Defense in November 2012. We realized that Israel was at the brink of war and there was little we could do to support them.
Brainstorming for ideas we contacted Ronit Bart, a former Raleigh resident and current teacher of the Da’at School in Kibbutz Sa’ad. The school is located less than 2 miles from the border of Gaza. Ronit and her school have been directly in the line of fire for the last 12 years. Within this span over 12,000 rockets have been fired into Israel.
Ronit told us how difficult these recent attacks had been for the children of this community. In her response she told us that "10 year old children went back to sleeping with their parents or wetting their beds. Many people were traumatized."
Ronit told us that her school was in need of donations to help build a playground. They had just moved into a new school in order to be better protected against rockets, but unfortunately they do not have enough resources to build a real playground.
This project gives us an opportunity to provide direct assistance to our brothers and sisters in need. All donations will be tax-deductible. All of the money collected from this initiative will go directly to the Da’at School.