In February, I will be climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro on behalf of Shalva's children and families.
This mountain is the largest free-standing mountain in the world and one of the most challenging, so why on earth am I doing it?
The reason is Shalva.
Shalva provides transformative care to 2,000 individuals with disabilities and support to their family members, in the warmest and most loving environment. From infancy through adulthood, this incredible organization provides leading-edge therapies, inclusive educational frameworks, social and recreational activities, employment training, independent living, respite programs regardless of religion, ethnic background or financial capability!
Simply put, I am climbing the ultimate, once-in-a-lifetime mountain to benefit Shalva, so that their families are able to conquer their personal mountains on a daily basis.
Shalva has a special place in my heart. I first started fundraising for them in 2013 when one of my teachers brought forward the opportunity to run the Jerusalem half-marathon on Shalva's behalf. The fundraising and training were very tough; the toughest thing I've done up to that point, but when we finally visited the Shalva facility and saw first hand how they help the community, I was certain the hard work was more than worth it. From that moment on, I knew Shalva would always remain near and dear to me as an important and inspiring organization. Over the following two years I again fundraised and trained to run the half-marathon for Shalva. When I saw the opportunity to climb4Shalva I couldn't say no. This challenge is going to be the hardest one yet. I am doing my part to support this amazing organization with my climb, and I need your help.
I'll take care of the training, the achy feet, 8 days in a tent and the summit if you'll help me by donating to this worthy cause. All contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law, and anything you can give would help me reach my goal.
Together we'll be supporting this truly special place and changing the lives of thousands of children.
If your company has a matching gift program, please let me know so I can connect you with Shalva.
Thank you in advance for your help and generosity.
|Leora and Ethan Lerner||500 USD||Go Chaim!|
|Michael Reiss||3500 USD|
|Ayelet Golubtchik||36 USD||You got this Chaim!|
|Steven Katsman||300 USD||We are cheering you on! Sim, Jackie and Jules|
|anonymous||3500 USD||Good luck. Stay warm. You can do it.|
|Esther Sellin||360 USD|
|Eric Hanfling||20 USD||Looks awesome! I wish I can join you!! good luck bro!!|
|Aryeh Pechet||750 USD||Good luck|
|Naomi and Neal Auman||200 USD||Go for it! Hazlachah!|
|daniel backenroth||50 USD||good luck!|
|Sarah Poborets||18 USD||Good luck reaching those new heights :)|
|Dov Kassai||100 USD|
|Shai Adler||72 ILS|
|Betsy Babani||54 USD||You're amazing. Be careful and much hatzlachah!!|
|Judith Weinberger||360 USD||Stay hydrated. See Ariel’s checklist!!!|
|Donna Amira||54 USD||Congratulations for your act of kindness. For strength, as you make your way to the top, keep the children in mind.|
|Dov Kassai||100 USD|
|Jason Blatt||36 USD|
|Aaron and Naomi Katsman||500 USD|
|Gary Goldwater||89 USD|
|Ahava Goldwater||36 USD||Climb that mountain. Then come back and visit us in Seattle, where we have lots of nearby mountains.|
|Meir Brodsky||100 USD||If you're somebody viewing this to see who donated, and aren't donating yourself, what the heck?|
|Jesus Christ||100 USD||Eat me|
|anonymous||100 USD||Happy Birthday, Jon!|
|Micah's Parents Lebowitz||54 USD||Climb every mountain--or at least Kilimanjaro|
|Jerry MIller||50 USD|
|Dov Kassai||215 USD|
|Joshua Ashkenazy||50 USD||Go climb that mountain!|
|Elisheva Sherman||18 USD|
|Ephraim Gittler||150 USD||You got this Chaim|
|Eta Ghanooni||120 USD||You got this Chaim!!!!|
|Ben Lazar||100 USD|
|Jonathan Brauner||50 USD||Awesome work for a great cause! Good luck!|
|anonymous||18 USD||You got this! Very proud!|
|Colm Sullivan||25 USD||Congrats and Good Luck Bud! -Sully|
|Daniel Gottlieb||18 USD||You’re a beast Chaim!|
|Daniel Varma||50 USD|
|Leah Mann||200 USD||So inspiring! Can't wait for you to conquer this climb!!|
|Moshe Klein||29 USD||Them maths|
|Michael Lederer||50 USD|
|David Esterlit||18 USD||Best of luck Chaim!|
|Yeshaya Shagalow||50 USD||Have me in mind up there:-)|
|Ike Dresdner||750 USD||Amazing!! So excited for you and so happy to support such a great cause!!|
|Krishna Mistry||30 USD||Good luck dude, you’re awesome! :)|
|Brooke Getter||18 USD|