There are several associations of friends which work in close cooperation with Schneider Children’s. In Israel: Friends of Schneider Children's, Yeladim Shelanu (Our Children Foundation), and Surgery Friends of Schneider Children’s. In New York: Medical Development for Israel, Inc. In Berlin: Friends of Schneider Children’s.
Friends of Schneider Children's is an association of friends which has been active on behalf of the hospital since its inception in 1992. It was established for the purpose of enhancing the development and advancement of the hospital and has, over the years, been instrumental in raising funds for construction, acquisition of medical equipment, research grants, and special projects and programs. Friends regularly arranges fundraising events in Israel in order to attain its goals. Efforts are currently focused on raising funds for the construction of the planned Southern Wing extension.
As a registered non-profit association, Friends of Schneider Children's is comprised solely of volunteers - some of whom have been active since its inception who come from all walks of life including the business, public and social sectors. Contributions are directed towards the needs of Schneider Children’s as approved by hospital administration and the association.
President: Israel Makov
For further information and donations, please contact:
(Contributions are not tax deductible)
Charity No. 1127678
Our Children Foundation is an organization of friends and fundraising arm on behalf of Schneider Children’s Medical Center. The foundation was founded in 1993 by Helen Schneider (ז"ל) and Iris Langer in order to improve the well-being of hospitalized children and their families.
The foundation promotes quality of care by purchasing state-of-the-art medical equipment, supporting relevant research and providing ongoing assistance to medical staff. For more information, visit www.ourchildren.org.il, or Our Children on Facebook.
Our Children’s donors, friends and volunteers take an active role in the realization of the organization’s goals: to recruit the necessary resources needed to improve the child’s welfare and accord the best medical care possible for children.
To attain these goals, Our Children acquires equipment for departments and clinics, sponsors research and training, and initiates and funds projects and programs to strengthen and support children’s empowerment such as the Starlight project, a multimedia game, art and entertainment center, Integrative (complementary) Medicine, a “Gift-for-Every-Child” project, library and “Child Life” activity rooms in departments.
There are more than 500 volunteers who help fulfill wishes and distribute gifts to hospitalized children to promote their well-being and quality of life.
For further information, please contact:
Medical Development for Israel, Inc.
MDI's national Board of Directors is comprised of prominent Americans who share a dedication to its prime mission to support Schneider Children’s Medical Center of Israel. MDI’s Board is headed by Lynn C. Schneider, Board President, Michael Lesser, MD, Chair. Over the years, MDI has raised millions of dollars on behalf of Schneider Children's.
Berlin Friends of Schneider Children’s:
Ezer Mizion, winner of the Israel Prize in 2008, is Israel’s largest non-profit medical support organization. Since its establishment in 1979, Ezer Mizion has been offering medical assistance and support to patients and their families, the elderly, and people facing health challenges or crises, with the goal of giving coping tools and assistance to overcome obstacles. The organization provides a broad range of programs and services, with a professional staff.