Each school year, many children look forward to the summer months with great anticipation, eagerly counting down the days to the camp experience that awaits them. For children and families experiencing illness or loss, the benefits of camp are many, bringing joy, friendship, and camaraderie, as well as instilling confidence, for those dealing with such challenges.read full story
Volunteers and Supporters
Chai Lifeline Young Leaders Gather For Fifth Annual Summer Soirée
Over 100 members of Chai Lifeline West Coast’s Young Leaders Initiative gathered at the home of Marilyn and Jaime Sohacheski on June 17 for an evening of fun and inspiration at Chai Lifeline West Coast’s Fifth Annual Summer Soiree. The evening of appreciation recognized the commitment and support of Chai Lifeline’s Young Leaders—couples and individuals in their 20s, 30s and early 40s who champion Chai Lifeline’s mission of enhancing the lives of children and families living with serious illness or loss in their homes.read full story
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.read full story
Chai Lifeline Celebrates Launch of Young Builders Society
On May 29, 125 young professionals crowded Rumi Event Space in New York City for the launch of Chai Lifeline’s Young Builders Society. Designed for the next generation of lay leadership and emerging philanthropists, the program is geared towards young professionals who are committed to Chai Lifeline’s mission and eager to play a significant and active role in the growth of the organization. read full story
Chai Lifeline Introduces Young Builders Society
Program will offer young professionals the opportunity to get involved and play an active role in the future of Chai Lifeline
Chai Lifeline is pleased to introduce the Young Builders Society. Designed for the next generation of lay leadership and emerging philanthropists, the program is geared towards young professionals who are committed to Chai Lifeline’s mission of bringing hope and joy to seriously ill children and their families. read full story
Chai Lifeline Helps Families Ease Their Pesach Worries
From children’s activities and cleaning assistance to meal preparation and Chol Hamoed trips, Chai Lifeline gives families living with illness Pesach “freedom”
Shortly after cleaning out Mishloach Manos from Purim, Jews around the world start getting their homes ready for Pesach. While the frenzied cleanup, shopping and cooking can be stressful for many, it is especially challenging for families living with pediatric illness. Fortunately, Chai Lifeline is there to help, enabling those families to have a more relaxing and enjoyable Pesach. read full story
Chai Lifeline Southeast Celebrates 2019 Annual Gala
Close to 500 members of the South Florida community celebrated Chai Lifeline Southeast at its 2019 Annual Gala on March 13, at Xtreme Action Park in Fort Lauderdale. read full story
Chai Lifeline Chanukah Parties Bring Light to Children and Families Battling Pediatric Illness
More than 50,000 toys to be distributed to families worldwide at annual parties and area hospitals
Fifteen-hundred people from the greater New York area gathered to celebrate Chanukah at The Palace in Brooklyn on Tuesday, November 27, at the Chai Lifeline Annual Family Chanukah Party. Upon entering, the guests were transported into a tropical-themed paradise where they feasted on a delicious buffet dinner. The event was sponsored by Cross River Bank.
The children were entertained with many Chanukah crafts projects before enjoying a concert featuring the music of Lipa Schmeltzer, who helped get the crowd into the Chanukah spirit. At the conclusion of the party, each family was given a huge box filled with toys which were selected especially for them and collected as part of the Honey Engel Toy Drive by dedicated Chai Lifeline Toy Drive volunteers. Door prizes, festive foods, cookie-decorating, and the company of beloved volunteers and Big Brothers/Big Sisters also added to the excitement. Chai Lifeline volunteer Laurie Sutton and Floral Art were responsible for the beautiful décor, while Chavie Horn lent her talents as an event planner.
CHAI LIFELINE WEST COAST CELEBRATES 18 YEARS OF PROVIDING HELP & HOPE TO CRITICALLY ILL CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES
Several hometown heroes, including LA Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig, were on hand at The Saban Theater in Beverly Hills on Monday, November 5, as Chai Lifeline West Coast celebrated 18 years of providing social, emotional, and financial support to children and families suffering from pediatric illness or loss at its annual Legacy of Hope Gala.
Achim B’Yachad Hosts Appreciation Barbeque For Over 400 Chai Lifeline Volunteers
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On Thursday, October 4, Achim B’Yachad, a division of Chai Lifeline serving the Chassidic community, recognized over 400 volunteers at their annual Volunteer Appreciation event. This year, a barbeque was held in Boro Park, with catering by Oh! Vents. Guests … Continue reading