At Neve Michael, we service all our children’s needs, from professional services down to the bare necessities. In many cases, when our children first arrive at our Emergency Crisis Centre they have nothing but the clothes on their backs. Keeping our newly arrived children in proper clothing is a top priority. It is also a big morale booster for our children, as it shows them that there are caring adults who are sensitive to their needs. This basic service remains a top priority as our growing children become fully integrated in our Children’s Home.
Unfortunately, we have received little government funding in this most essential area and have no recourse but to rely on the generosity of our kind donors. Our children’s wardrobe needs cover the full range of clothing requirements for growing children, from everyday clothes to clothes for Shabbat and special occasions, including holidays and Bar/Bat-Mitzvahs. Shoes are a constant need, and our supply of shoes has to be regularly replenished; the same goes for our supply of shirts, blouses, trousers and skirts.
Warm winter clothes are urgently needed on a seasonal basis; dresses for our young girls are also a pressing need. And while some clothes are “handed down” from older to younger children, all children deserve to receive a periodic, fresh replenishment of brand new clothing.
Another vital program we have is orthodontic treatment. We do not receive any assistance at all for orthodontic treatment for our children. Needless to say, how important it is for one self’s image to have nice teeth. Being raised in dysfunctional families also took its toll on the level of dental hygiene of our children-at-risk. That was an area that was totally ignored.
Welcome Package with Clothes and Personal Items per Child:$1000
Orthodontic Treatment for one child:$1000