2018 #GivingTuesday global campaign to help support therapeutic arts programs at Yemin Orde Youth Village. One-day fundraising goal is $36,000.

Friends of Yemin Orde (FYO) has announced it will participate  in the 2018 #GivingTuesday global One-day global giving campaign to support arts at Yemin Orde.fundraising day scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018.  Our one-day fundraising goal of  $36,000  is aimed to help support extra-curricular therapeutic arts enrichment programs, such as art, music and dance, at Yemin Orde Youth Village, located in northern Israel.

Most of the 430 youth at Yemin Orde have experienced trauma: from abandonment and isolation to loss and extreme poverty. The Village’s variety of therapeutic arts programs provide fragile teens with creative avenues for self-exploration and a way to release of past anger and suffering.

One of the most important components of Yemin Orde’s innovative Village Way educational methodology is the encouragement of its youth to connect with their past and learn to feel good about themselves. Only then, can they move forward to a productive and positive outlook for their
future.

#GivingTuesday raises funds for extra-curricular arts programs

In addition, Yemin Orde’s therapeutic arts programs and activities are designed to instill in each child a sense of security, empowerment, and hope for the future.

“Our arts and drama programs are extremely effective in this respect as they provide the children with avenues for self-exploration and self-expression while exposing them to creative thought and opportunities for realizing their capabilities,” said Shmuli Bing, Director, Yemin Orde Youth Village. “In addition, these extra-curricular activities strengthen our teens’ link to their cultural heritage and help them develop pride in their cultural heritage.”

#GivingTuesday campaign provides philanthropic giving on global scale

Art therapy provides youth with creative outlet.Funding of the Village’s extra-curricular arts programs, as well as other exceptional activities, depend on the generosity of Yemin Orde’s donors. These programs include painting, ceramics, sculpture, photography, dance, music and theater.

Youth often have opportunity to display their artwork to their friends in the Village, as well as perform in music and dance recitals and theater performances.

Additionally, this community-wide recognition and appreciation of their efforts creates an inner strength for the Village’s fragile youth and provides the validation they urgently need.

This is the fifth year that Friends of Yemin Orde has participated in the worldwide #GivingTuesday campaign. This global day of charitable giving harnesses the power of personal philanthropy and inspires generations of donors to give generously to the charities and causes they support.

Visit yeminorde.org/donate on Tuesday, Nov. 27 and help us meet our goal!

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