Climb Kilimanjaro for SHALVA
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What services does Shalva provide for children with disabilities?

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:

What happens if my challenge cannot run due to COVID-19?

Please rest assured that if Charity Challenge cannot operate your challenge due to Covid-19, we will offer you a number of options including the chance to:

  • Postpone your challenge to a later departure of the same challenge (this year or next) 
  • Join any other Charity Challenge trip from our extensive portfolio (this year or next)
  • Transfer your place to another person
  • Receive a refund of monies paid for the challenge

What COVID-19 precautions are being taken?

For more information about Charity Challenges COVID-19 response, please click HERE.

What's 'included' in the package?

Once you have reached your fundraising minimum, the experience includes:

  • Round-trip airfare from UK, Israel, USA or Canada to Kilimanjaro
  • Three meals a day (unless specified in the itinerary)
  • Drinking water on challenge days
  • Entry into National Parks on the itinerary
  • All internal road and air transfers in Tanzania
  • All accommodation whether in tents or hotel (usually in twin share)
  • All ground staff including English speaking challenge leader, drivers, cooks and porters
  • Relevant back-up facilities including first-aid qualified staff and first-aid supplies
  • Charity Challenge T-Shirt
  • All challenge management before, during and post event
  • Training Tools: Included are training schedules for climbers at every respective level; online tips from our professional coach; platform for virtual correspondence with the team's coach and much more
  • Fundraising Tools: Every climber receives his own personal fundraising webpage along with requisite support including sample letters, solicitation advice, and charts to assist in keeping track of donations received

What equipment do I need?

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.

What is the accommodation like?

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.

What kind of food is provided?

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.

Will I need to climb on Saturday?

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.

How do I get started?

To register, click here.
Once registered you will immediately gain access to various fundraising and training tools.

What currencies are acceptable for sponsorship?

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.

Additional FAQs can be found on the Charity Challenge website

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