Access Israel Organization

Access Israel is a non-profit organization established in 1999 with the goal of promoting accessibility and the integration of people with disabilities in Israeli society, in all spheres of life, with dignity, respect, equality, safety and maximal independence – core values of democracy. Over 1.6 million people with disabilities live in Israel today (18% of the population). Among them, some 700,000 individuals confront severe physical, sensory, cognitive or mental disabilities inflicted by participation in combat, terrorist acts, car and work related accidents, disease and old age. Despite advanced legislation, many sites and services in the country, such as governmental institutions, local municipalities, courts, health clinics, public transportations, cultural institutions, tourist sites, commercial centers and more remain inaccessible to people with disabilities, causing them great suffering and preventing them from leading normal lives. In addition, technological and communication means, such as telephone services centers, mobile telephones and Internet sites, are also not always accessible for the disabled population. Thus, they are dually punished not only by their unfortunate life circumstances but also by an environment that dooms them to be prisoners in their homes. Furthermore, due to prejudice and social stigma, the disabled population is marginalized and cast as an invisible minority.

Address P.O.B. 5171
City Kfar Saba
Zip Code 4415101
Country Israel
Phone 972-9-7451126
ID Number 58-0341204

If you wish to make a contribution to Access Israel Organization please send us a check payable to "PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc." and note in the memo portion of the check, or include in a separate note, your recommendation that we should make a contribution to Access Israel Organization. Please include the ID Number (58-0341204) for the charity as well. Please do not include any other words (such as the name of the charity) on the payee line of your check or else our bank will not accept it and we will have to return the check.

Please be sure to provide your name and mailing address so that we can acknowledge your contribution. The minimum contribution accepted is $25. Mail your check and recommendation to:

PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc.
630 Third Ave, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10017