What is the first thing that comes to mind:
HASC – camp (and schools) for kids with special needs…
Aish – Kiruv
YACHAD – marathons and races, but what do they do?
Until I went to their website, I did not know that they deal with children who have disabilities
Quick! Chinese Auction quiz! Just from reading their 2010 tzedaka mailing, what do the following groups do? Name specific events, schools and programs. (I picked 2010, because this year Oorah made the controversial decision to publish a Chinese Auction booklet
I have never volunteered or have been apart of any Yachad program, but from what I have seen, I believe they integrate special needs children into programs geared toward mainstream children. I know that in some MO camps there are Yachad bunks.
They also have shabbatons in different communities
Their Mission is to include/integrate people with disabilities into mainstream society.
Their Shabbatons are geared to have the Yachad Members socialize and mingle with their Shabbaton hosts both in the home and at the activities in the shul.
They also have programs to have inclusive bunks in many Modern Orthodox Summer camps.
I believe one can find out more about their amazing work on OU.org
I remember Yachad from the NCSY Shabaton that was part of my high school class trip. Yes, they were with us and even though they were very different, we managed to get along. I still remember this guy who called himself James Bond.