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Israel Elwyn Receives $200k Grant from the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation

The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation has awarded Israel Elwyn a grant of $200,000, payable over two years, to renovate IE’s Occupational Training Center (OTC) in Ashkelon.   This generous support ensures that Israel Elwyn will be able to begin renovation of this Center and provide vital services to an expanded circle of adults with disabilities, who wish to acquire job skills for the competitive work force, earn a living, and attain greater inclusion in society.

Five years ago, the Ashkelon Municipality and the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services' Department for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities entrusted the operation of Ashkelon's Occupational Training Center to Israel Elwyn.  Today, the OTC, which is housed in a building owned by the city of Ashkelon, serves nearly 100 individuals with different levels of special needs, ranging from comprehensive support to supported employment.  At present there are 15 individuals who have already entered the competitive job market in supported employment, and another five are scheduled to start in the fall.

The generous support from the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation over the years has enabled IE to pursue numerous vital projects that contribute considerably to the quality of life of individuals who so greatly need the services we provide.  The lives of thousands have been improved, with each individual able to overcome enormous challenges because of the services and support they received from Israel Elwyn.

We salute the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation for their ongoing support and their loyalty to Israel Elwyn over many years. 

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We'd love to hear from you! Also, please let us know in advance of your next trip to Israel and we will give you a tour of the Israel Elwyn programs.

You can also contact one of our North American offices: United States: (267) 225-5132 or Canada: (416) 649-1655.

If you would like to make a contribution either online or by check, please see the details below.

David B. Marcu, Chief Executive Officer

IE's mission is to develop and provide a wide array of supports and tools for people with disabilities, while constantly striving for excellence of service and the creation of a just society. Together with people with disabilities and society at large, we shall continue working as an innovative and cutting-edge organization.

Please support the work of Israel Elwyn to provide state-of-the-art services in the areas of childhood early intervention, rehabilitation, assisted living, vocational training and employment services for persons with disabilities by making a gift:

At PayPal:
American Friends of Israel Elwyn
Canadian Friends of Israel Elwyn

By check payable to:
American Friends of Israel Elwyn, PO Box 828284, Philadelphia, PA 19182-8284
Canadian Friends of Israel Elwyn, 74 Tycos Drive, Toronto, Ontario M6B 1V9

To donate in Israel:
Please click this link:
Mail checks: payable to "Israel Elwyn", at 20 Henrietta Szold St., Jerusalem 9650200

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