This year I have decided to join the Shalva team for the Jerusalem Marathon!
Shalva is a life changing organization located in Jerusalem, dedicated to helping families with children with special needs. Every Tuesday I travel to Shalva's gorgeous building with butterflies in my stomach, excited to see my kids. I volunteer in an afternoon program for low functioning high school kids. Every week we have a blast dancing zumba, making art projects, and learning about different countries. The smiles I get to put on my girls faces is priceless.
This is just a quick summary of what I have been given an opportunity to do at Shalva (contact me for more stories!). I need help raising money to help this amazing organization run smoothly. Please donate anything you can!
This marathon has been dubbed one of the hardest in the world, so why on earth am I doing it?
The reason is Shalva.
Shalva has been providing transformative care to individuals with disabilities and their family members in the warmest and most loving environment for nearly 30 years. From infancy through adulthood, this amazing organization provides leading-edge therapies, inclusive educational frameworks, social and recreational activities, employment training, independent living, respite programs regardless of religion, ethnic background or financial capability!
Simply put, Shalva is an incredible place and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The staff is so loving and kind and goes above and beyond to make the center a home away from home.
I am doing my part to support this amazing organization by running, and I need your help.
I'll take care of the training, the achy feet and the finish line if you'll help me by donating to this worthy cause. All donations are 100% tax-deductible, anything you can give would help me reach my goal, and together we'll be supporting this truly special place. If your company has a matching gift program, please let me know so I can connect you with Shalva.
Thank you in advance for your help and generosity.