Assn for the Blind-Jerusalem

The Jerusalem Association for the Blind was started in the fledgling State of Israel with the purpose of helping blind people and their families. Our activities include: Rehabilitation Circle and Support Group in Jerusalem: The circle is open 5 days a week and provides 40 members with an occupation, as well as removing the burden of loneliness. At the circle, blind artists earn an independent income that supplements their support from other sources by creating handicrafts that are sold; all profits go to maintain the circle and its activities. Health: We offer financial aid to people who cannot afford medication, including dental care and hearing aids that are beyond their means even with the discount from the health service. Trips: We organize and subsidize vacations and trips for needy blind people and their families that are appropriate and enjoyable for everyone. Education and Blind Youth: We offer scholarships for institutes of higher education so that blind people can pursue a career. We also subsidize childcare for the children of blind people, so that their parents can study or work, thus encouraging independence. Jewish Holidays: Celebration of Jewish holidays often comes with added financial outlay. So many families are stretched financially by therapy and medical costs. We help them to enjoy and celebrate holidays without worry by gifting supermarket vouchers before the High Holidays and Passover.

Address 7 Yemin Avot
P.O.B. 34042
City Jerusalem
Zip Code 95421
Country Israel
Phone 972-2-6540306
ID Number 58-0019214

If you wish to make a contribution to Assn for the Blind-Jerusalem 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 Assn for the Blind-Jerusalem. Please include the ID Number (58-0019214) 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