July 2017 – Camp Keren Hayeled Preview
For the kids of Keren Hayeled, summer camp is not a luxury, it’s a necessity!
Ami is a sweet 10-year-old boy whose short life has been nothing but sweet. Ami’s parents divorced after many years of constant bickering. It was then that the fighting really began – not over who would take Ami, but rather who would not. Neither parent wanted to be shackled to a little boy. After three years of being thrown from one parent to the other, Ami was brought to Keren Hayeled where the staff had to work very hard to prove to him that he could be loved and wanted!
Sarah doesn’t remember her parents. They were killed in a terrorist attack, from which she miraculously survived, when she was just three years old. Sarah’s two grandmothers tried their best to raise her, but their advanced age made it very difficult for them to care for such a young child. At Keren Hayeled, Sarah is blossoming into a fine young woman with a hopeful future!
For Ami, Sarah and many other children from broken or dysfunctional families who have found their home at Keren Hayeled, summer camp is not a luxury. For these children who have no viable home to go to, it’s a necessity!
These children can’t be sent home for the summer as other boarding schools do. Unfortunately, for many of these children, “home” means incapable, ineffective or irresponsible parents, harmful older siblings, aged and limited grandparents, the street or even the police station.
Please donate generously so our underprivileged but deserving children can continue to enjoy our safe haven over summer vacation at Camp Keren Hayeled – a camp where our kids are at home!