Our Big Brother/ Big Sister Mentor program is a flagship program of our social activities.
Our Big Brother/ Big Sister Mentor program offers sick children, ages 6-18, with a supportive framework that attends to their individual needs. Ranging from the emotional to the social - including integrating sick children into normative environments such as schools and extracurricular activities - children are matched with volunteers who serve as mentors, coaches, tutors and more.
Through the program, children are assigned individual mentors for a year-long period during which Mentors visit children in their homes on a weekly basis and accompany them on social and recreational outings arranged by Simcha LaYeled once every three weeks.
Once every six weeks, groups of children and their Big Brothers or Sisters attend a larger, group outing where they meet other participants in the program, strengthening their social skills among peers and within a group. And offering new avenues for emotional support, both through peer-to-peer interaction and by Mentor guidance.
Approximately 220 children participate in this project, divided into 15 groups according to their age.
The cost of a child's annual participation in the program is: 6,000 NIS or $ 1600 USD
Detailed budget components:
Monthly cost for outings and excursions
Monthly travel reimbursements for the volunteer
Monthly cost of the accompaniment:
Participation in camps
We appeal to you on behalf of Simcha LaYeled children and families to support a child.
Your donation will have an invaluable impact on the physical and emotional wellbeing of not only the sick children, but their families as well.