Thanks to our community of generous donors, we raised $42,000 for our 2018 #GivingTuesday campaign.
We are pleased to announce that Friends of Yemin Orde’s 2018 #GivingTuesday campaign greatly surpassed its goal and raised $42,000 for therapeutic arts programs at Yemin Orde Youth Village. We are especially grateful to an anonymous donor who matched all new and increased gifts dollar for dollar.
Together, we can do so much more to support Israel’s at-risk youth and continue to bring important therapeutic arts programs to our teens in need of emotional healing.
Yemin Orde’s therapeutic arts programs provide fragile teens with creative avenues for self-exploration and a way to release of past anger and suffering. These programs include art, music, dance and theater enrichment. The Village’s therapeutic arts activities are designed to instill in each child a sense of security, empowerment, and hope for the future.
#GivingTuesday raises funds for extra-curricular arts programs
“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.”
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. 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.
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.
This is the fifth year that Friends of Yemin Orde has participated in the #GivingTuesday campaign.