2018: A Year of Growth

Report Looks Back at Year of Record Growth and Impact at Chai Lifeline

As Chai Lifeline’s recently-published Impact Report shows, 2018 was a year of significant achievement. From a 15% increase in the number of children supported to various new, innovative programs, Chai Lifeline had a powerful impact on families living with pediatric illness or loss.

A recurring theme found throughout the annual report is “growth”—both in terms of clients supported as well as overall services provided. In 2018, dedicated staff and more than 8,000 volunteers brought renewed joy, hope and light to nearly 6,000 children and families whose lives have been dimmed by serious illness. More than 61,000 nourishing meals were delivered to hospitals and homes, and over 11,000 rides were provided to medical appointments. Thousands of counseling sessions and crisis interventions were given. Nearly 500 children living with cancer and chronic illnesses experienced the summer of a lifetime at Camp Simcha/Camp Simcha Special and some 800 children living with illness or loss in the home took part in our afterschool i-Shine programs.

The report also recaps some of the year’s major highlights and reflects Chai Lifeline’s accomplishments on a global and regional level. Read the 2018 Impact Report below.

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