The doctors we work with freely give up their nights, weekends, and holidays to fight for the lives of children who’ve never before been treated as important or worthwhile. And the Sheba Medical Center near Tel Aviv is giving nearly a two-thirds discount for children coming from Gaza, Iraq and Syria.
We at Shevet Achim try to keep up with their example. As volunteers from many nations we too want to give our lives freely, and to honor the teaching to love our neighbors–and even our enemies–as ourselves. We pay for our initial transportation to the Middle East, and once here we live alongside the children and their parents and are provided only with basic housing, food, and a monthly stipend of $175 per family member for long-term staff if needed. (More details are available in our community handbook).
So even when hospital and non-hospital expenses are added together we can still save a child’s life at a surprisingly low cost. Please click below to see the latest annual report of how we’re using the funds entrusted to us. (These reports reflect donations and expenses for Shevet Achim in the US, which is responsible for donations through this website. Independent Shevet Achim affiliates exist in Israel and the United Kingdom, and their reports are also available on request.) For more information please write to us at: [email protected].