See Where Your Money Goes

Help Us Fill the Gap

Friends of Yemin Orde supports the at-risk immigrant children of Yemin Orde Youth Village in Israel and the resources and programs of Village Way Educational Initiatives. Scroll down the page to see itemized dollar buys.

Friends of Yemin Orde Allocation of Expenses

Your support helps to close a $7,000 per child gap between Israel government assistance and actual costs to maintain the high quality education and activities for the 430 children at the Village. Friends of Yemin Orde provides direct funding for important programs such as music and art therapy, tutoring and mentoring, along with recreational and cultural activities at the Village that serve to enhance an at-risk child’s life. Chart at right illustrates the allocation of funds for 2017.

Your support also provides resources, training and workshops in 49 other youth villages, residential therapeutic communities and public high schools in Israel, including schools in Arab communities, that have incorporated the Village Way methodology through a partnership with Village Way Educational Initiatives.


Care Package for One Soldier

Graduates serving in the military without family in Israel receive care packages from the Village. Support one soldier.


School Clothes, Shoes and Supplies

Youth without families in Israel need basic supplies to attend school. This include clothes, shoes, backpacks and more. School clothes and supplies


Sports Equipment and Supplies

Sneakers, uniforms and more are needed for the children to participate in a wide range of sports activities. Sports equipment


Art, Music and Theater Enrichment

Cultural arts enrich childrens' lives. Visits to the theater, art/music programs and choir are popular activities. Art, music, and theater enrichment


Summer Camp


Each summer, Yemin Orde hosts young at-risk children from Israel for a special summer camp at the Village. Summer Camp


Graduate Scholarships

Need-based scholarships are awarded to graduates to attend university or pursue higher education. Scholarships for graduates


Orthodontics for Youth

Yemin Orde provides care to youth who suffer extreme orthodontic problems. Cost of orthodontics for one teen


Tikkun Olam

Youth volunteer to help others inside and outside the Village. “Social justice” is interwoven into daily life.  Tikkun Olam is important


Computer Center

New computer software and maintenance are needed on an ongoing basis. We welcome partial gifts to fund items in the computer center.


 Support One Child/Year




Help us close the gap between Israel government assistance and actual costs to maintain the programs and activities for at-risk youth. Support one child 


Etgar Hike for Senior Class

The three-day Etgar
(challenge) hike for high
school seniors builds confidence, friendships, team
spirit and cooperation.
Etgar challenge hike


Support 1 Village Way Graduate Community

Provides VWEI graduate communities with opportunity to remain within Village Way educational framework and continue its partnership with the Educational Institute.
Support one Village Way graduate community


Supplemental Gift Naming Opportunities Available

Now that recovery from the fire damage is complete, we are focusing on other capital needs which have been neglected for too long. In addition to an annual gift to the Village, we hope you will consider leaving a permanent mark by helping to build and renovate a number of Yemin Orde's buildings as well as help start new programs and help with equipment costs. For more information and to check availability of the naming opportunity, contact Karen Sallerson, Executive Director, at 202-237-0286 or email [email protected]. All monies received will be held in a restricted account to be used for construction. Pledges may be paid in one to five installments.