Sharing our Village Way story through song, testimonials and storytelling.
ImpactIsrael is pleased to announce it raised $100,000 in just one hour at its virtual Celebration of Gratitude and Hope, on Oct. 28, 2020. We raised a total of $680,000 for the event; our costs were seven percent of total revenue.
Our celebration was hosted live from Los Angeles by actor Joshua Malina and ImpactIsrael board member, Jeremy Barnett, and streamed throughout the United States.
Many thanks to our event co-chairs ImpactIsrael board members Jeremy Barnett and Harvey Potter, and his wife, Talee.
Nearly 400 households tuned in to watch and participate in the virtual fundraiser which featured pre-recorded messages from celebrities and entertainers Tiffany Haddish, Joel Grey, Shoshana Bean and David Broza.
U.S. Rep. Nita M. Lowey received ImpactIsrael’s Tikkun Ha’Lev Award for her devotion to underserved children and families (photo, left).
As a special surprise actress-comedian, Tiffany Haddish, addressed the youth at Yemin Orde in a pre-recorded message: "Just like you, I've struggled in my life....but I had people who believed in me, just like you at the Village." said Haddish. "I want you to know that I am with you all the way! I look forward to coming to the Village and meeting the Yemin Orde and Village Way family when I get to Israel."
The program also featured a new video and song by Yemin Orde’s youth choir as well as inspiring stories and testimonials by Village graduates, educators, volunteers and supporters.
“I am so pleased by how many generous donors stepped up to support our vital educational mission in Israel. Especially during this pandemic, the needs of marginalized youth are more urgent than we’ve ever seen in our lifetime,” said Robert Arogeti, Board Chair, ImpactIsrael. “We still have $1.5 million to raise toward meeting our 2020 fundraising goals, but this event provided an important step toward securing the funds needed to provide Israel's at-risk youth with the quality educational environment they so deserve."
We are delighted to share some videos (below) from our event. With your help, our important educational mission has more impact on Israel's at-risk youth than ever thought possible!