Shalva provides afternoon activities and supplemental respite care along with related therapies 365 days a year for children with special needs and their families, from across Israel. In this manner, parents are better able to cope with the tremendous pressures of keeping their child at home. In addition to the aforementioned afternoon and respite care, Shalva provides early intervention for infants aged 0-4, life skills training from ages six through young adulthood, and overnight and day camps. All programs and services are provided completely free of charge.
To learn more about Shalva, please visit: www.shalva.org
Once you have reached your fundraising minimum, the experience includes:
You do not need any special equipment, most trek participants have the recommended items already, hiking boots, multiple layers, warm hats and gloves, a down jacket etc. Once you've registered to join you'll receive a detailed list of supplies to pack or rent that will help you prepare.
Whilst on the mountain camps are set up and broken down each day by porters. You will be sleeping in double-occupancy all weather tents with full ground pads to keep your belongings dry. Basins of hot water are provided for washing every day.
All food on the trek will be Kosher vegetarian. You will be given a hot meal every day. There will be a hot breakfast (eg: porridge, eggs, toast, tea and coffee) to start the day, a packed lunch and a filling hot meal in the evening (eg: soup, followed by rice, potato or pasta and sauce, and usually fruit for dessert.) There will be ample drinking water.
Shabbat has been designed to be a rest day and camp will be set up prior to Shabbat and there will be no need to move on until Sunday morning. There will be an option of an acclimatization walk on Saturday for anyone who wants to participate but this is purely voluntary and will not impede anyone's ability to reach the summit.
To register, click here.
Once registered you will immediately gain access to various fundraising and training tools.
All donations can be made via our simple and secure Online Donation Form. Credit card donations can be made in U.S Dollars, Canadian Dollars, British Pounds, or Israeli Shekels. All checks (USD, CAD, GBP, NIS) can be made out to Shalva and will receive a tax-deductible receipt.
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