Big Brothers Big Sisters of Israel

Since 2003, BBBS has been making a significant contribution to lonely children and teens from single parent families. These Little Brothers and Sisters, many of whom are pre-risk and at-risk, are matched with dedicated, adult volunteer mentors (Big Brothers and Sisters) who meet together weekly in order to achieve a warm, supportive and long-lasting relationship. We are constantly receiving feedback regarding the changes that transpire as these children move forward in life and choose to contribute to society. Furthermore, of the thousands of pairs that were matched since the inception of BBBS, many of our pairs today have been meeting for eight and nine years – a benchmark of success and a testament to our expertise in supporting long-term mentoring relationships. In 2009, BBBS received the prestigious Mayor of Jerusalem’s Award for Excellence in Volunteerism. Bestowed upon a very small group of organizations and individuals, the award is testimony to the importance and necessity of long-term volunteer mentoring for children and youth from single-parent families, and to our organization’s ability to maintain high-quality volunteer experiences year after year. One of our core goals is to utilize volunteerism as a means for long-lasting social change. Last year, the Haifa Big Brothers Big Sisters organization officially joined us as a recognized branch of our national organization. This development has been years in the working and we are now able to serve residents in the general Haifa area, expanding our reach to northern Israel. BBBS has branches in Jerusalem, Gush Etzion, Tel Aviv, Ramat Gan, Or Yehuda, Netanya, Kfar Saba, Ra’anana, Beer Sheva and Haifa.

Address 50/1 Bnei Dan
City Tel Aviv
Zip Code 6226402
Country Israel
Phone 972-2-561-2131
Website www.bigbrothers.org.il
ID Number 58-0411395
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If you wish to make a contribution to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Israel 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 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Israel. Please include the ID Number (58-0411395) 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