In 2017, through a long-standing client and good friend, I became aware of the plight of Israeli children and the extraordinary work that is carried out by Bridges for Peace. Approximately 30% of these children live in poverty and face uncertain futures as many are forced to leave school at a young age to seek work.
Our support of the ‘Feed a Child Program’ provides these children with a hot lunch every day at school, a backpack filled with essential school supplies and funds for special needs during the summer.
Having spent the majority of my youth living as an expat in developing countries including the Solomon Islands, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Africa, I have seen first-hand the devastating impact of poverty. Rarely a day goes by when I am not reminded in some way of how fortunate I am to be living very comfortably in ‘the lucky country’.
I am quietly hopeful that our contribution will make a life-changing difference to a child in need.