Appeal for September: Children “Back to School” Support (Haifa – Israel)

Appeal of the Month – A New Way to Help

Each month, the CGI’s Commission for International Aid and Development (CIAD) selects a particularly worthwhile Society project which is badly in need of funds and invites the Society throughout the world to support it directly.

Normally, the CIAD would support much-needed projects itself; but with Covid-19 and other demands on its limited funds, the CIAD cannot assist all worthwhile projects presented. We are, therefore, providing an opportunity for selected projects to appeal for the support of the international community of the Society through the medium of CGIs website with the full endorsement of the CIAD.


Haifa is a seaport city stretching from the Mediterranean coastline to the northern slopes of Mount Carmel. It is the third largest city in Israel, and Palestinians make up 13% of Haifa’s 290,000 population.

Amidst the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the Conference ‘Our Lady of Mount Carmel’ -one of only 3 in Israel- seeks to respond to the most pressing needs in their city. Among the most disadvantaged groups are children.

The Appeal

Every year, the Conference conducts a back-to-school campaign among friends to provide school bags and supplies to students from poor families. This year, it is even more difficult to ask for help, as the pandemic has exacerbated the living standards of these families. 

An extra help to provide meals to these children would be more than welcome. 

Each school bag contains notebooks and sketchbooks, pencils, pens, a geometry box, a pencil case and a calculator. The budget required for 77 children amounts to €5,200 (€3,200 for school material and €2,000 for meals). 

How to Help

For further details on how to donate to the SSVP Haifa, please email: Within the framework of this appeal, the CGI is not the recipient, but a mere relay of this direct aid to our sisters and brothers in Haifa.

The CIAD strongly encourages members, SSVP Conferences and Councils throughout the world to support this Appeal. Please, send whatever you can. Your generosity will enable the Society in Haifa to meet this pressing need.