New York, NY, March 12, 2019—Chai Lifeline, the international children’s health support network, will launch a 48-hour “Join the Fight” campaign March 12 at noon EST. In the last year, Chai Lifeline provided critical support to more children with life-threatening and lifelong illnesses than ever before—a 15% year-over-year increase. This campaign will help Chai Lifeline meet the rapidly-growing need for its essential services in the community.
“Our goal is to raise at least $3 million, but more importantly, we want to enlist an ‘army of 18,000 supporters’ from across the globe to help in this effort,” said Rabbi Simcha Scholar, CEO of Chai Lifeline. “For more than 30 years, Chai Lifeline has always been there for the most vulnerable children and families in our community. Now, we’re asking the community to join us in the fight against childhood illness and help ensure that we can continue providing the programs and services our families rely on.”
Those Chai Lifeline programs and services include one-on-one family counseling; nourishing meals delivered to hospitals and homes; transportation to medical appointments; the summer experience of a lifetime for children with cancer and chronic illnesses at Camp Simcha and Camp Simcha Special medically-supervised overnight camps; Project Chai crisis intervention, trauma and bereavement workshops for families, schools and communities; insurance advocacy; family retreats and respite; sibling mentoring and tutoring through i-Shine afterschool national programs, and so much more.
Contributions to the campaign are all tax-deductible and will have an even greater impact as all donations will be matched. To donate to the campaign, please visit www.enlistforchai.org or call 732-943-1900.