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.
The charities aim to promote the development of the hospital and to improve the welfare of hospitalized children.
Another organization active on behalf of parent and family welfare is Ezer Mizion.
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
Chairman of the Executive Committee: Ronen Tov
For further information and donations, please contact:
Friends of Schneider Children's
14 Kaplan Street, PO Box 559, Petach Tikvah 49202
Tel: 972-3-9253481, 972-3-9221748
Australian Friends of Schneider Children's Medical Center
(Contributions are not tax deductible)
99 Balaclava Rd. Nth Caulfield
Victoria 3161, Australia
Tel: 61-3-9528-7002 Mobile: 61-409-889-961
UK Friends of Schneider Children's Hospital
Charity No. 1127678
29 The Rise, Elstree, Herts. WD6 3JR
Tel: 44-20-8953-6474; Fax: 44-20-8207-4549
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.
Ongoing acquisition of medical instrumentation and equipment
Funding new units and projects
Fulfilling children’s wishes and dreams
Operating the multimedia Starlight Center where children can better cope with their illness or injury through games, art or entertainment
Arranging medical workshops with luminaries such as Dr. Patch Adams, the first medical clown, and Prof. Park, creator of su-jock therapy
Mobilization of over 500 volunteers who provide assistance and bring cheer to children, and arrange parties for birthdays, festivals and special occasions
Managing a lending library containing books, creative and board games, and DVDs
For further information, please contact:
Our Children (Yeladim Shelanu) Foundation
14 Kaplan Street, Petach Tikva 49202
Facebook: Our Children
Medical Development for Israel, Inc.
Medical Development for Israel, Inc., (MDI) was initiated in 1982 and was originally called MEREPHDI in the United States and Canada. The organization’s objectives are to raise funds for and promote the activities of Schneider Children’s Medical Center of Israel, as well as to serve as its public relations arm in the United States. MDI is registered as a public charity 501 (c) (3) and all contributions are recognized by the US taxation authorities.
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:
Apotheker- und Ärztebank
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.
Ezer Mizion Petach Tikvah Branch: 33 Brenda Street
Hours: Sun-Thurs 08:00-14:00, 16:00-18:00; Fri 09:00-12:00; Tel: 03-904-9990
Ezer Mizion hospital liaison: Yomi Dzialowsky: 052-8728336
Areas of Assistance and phone numbers:
Shifts of volunteers to sit with the patient during hospitalization: 03-614-4614
Volunteers to assist in homes where a family member is ill or hospitalized: 03-904-9990
Transport of the mobility impaired by ambulance: 03-614-4666
Transport of non-handicapped patients by volunteers in private vehicles: 03-614-4611 or 03-904-9990
Meals for people sitting with patients in the hospital (weekdays and for families with a hospitalized family member: 03-614-4544
Cafeterias serving hot drinks and light refreshments to patients and their escorts in outpatient wards
Emotional support and assistance for patients and their families: 03-927-7777 ext. 108
Loan of medical, rehabilitative, and developmental equipment: 03-904-9990
Medical counseling and referral: 03-614-4488
International Bone Marrow Donor Registry: 03-927-7774
Oranit cancer patient guest home with fully equipped guest suites near the hospital at no cost to cancer patients during their course of treatment. Located at 40 Kaplan Street, Petach Tikvah. Tel: 03-927-7777