|Since 2007 Ezer Mizion has been chosen as a participant in the U.S. government program's Combined Federal Campaign that offers federal employees the opportunity of making contributions to non-profit organizations by payroll deductions.
The campaign enables civilian, military and postal employees to make either one-time or monthly donations to benefit participating organizations. Choices are made between September and December of each year. Every year about 1.3 million government employees pledge over $250 million to the 2,200 national organizations and 20,000 local charities that are part of this campaign. Many participants, who would like to support a charity in Israel, have chosen Ezer Mizion, one of Israel's major organizations. Founded in 1979, Ezer Mizion offers a wide range of services for the seriously ill, the special child, the elderly, the disabled and the mentally ill.
Ezer Mizion's International Jewish Bone Marrow Registry, the largest Jewish registry in the world, engages in its vital work of saving the lives of Jewish patients around the globe, whose sole chance of survival had been a bone marrow transplant.
Professional therapy and support is offered at Ezer Mizion's Oranit, Israel's Guest Home for Children with Cancer and their Families. The elderly and disabled receive free transportation to doctor appointments and treatment centers by Ezer Mizion's trained ambulance drivers. Hot meals are delivered daily to families whose member is suffering from serious illness. Support and guidance are provided for the mentally ill and their families.
In keeping with its motto Their Challenges...Our Mission, Ezer Mizion, with its over 12,000 volunteers enhancing the effectiveness of its professional staff, alleviates the suffering of people from every segment of israel's population whoa re facing health challenges.
A visitor to Ezer Mizion may see the buzz of activity at the Registry as staff carries out its vital mission of saving Jewish lives or perhaps a child with cancer smiling for the first time in days as she pets a chinchilla at Ezer Mizion's Wildlife Pavilion. Or he may witness the grin on the face of a special needs girl as she proudly displays a piece of jewelry that she created. Or he may be invited to come along on the run of an ambulance driver and stand in awe as he brings a wheelchair-bound octogenarian to his doctor's appointment with professionalism, warmth and with dignity.
It is only because of its caring supporters that Ezer Mizion is able to continue its humanitarian efforts. Ezer Mizion is grateful to Jewish Aid Worldwide who has once again assisted in securing its participation in this federal campaign and to the many government employees who have chosen to support Ezer Mizion via CFC and to continue their support in the 2012 campaign.
Please join the many Ezer Mizion supporters via CFC #11583.