Elifelet - Citizens for Refugee Children

Elifelet was founded in the Spring of 2012, following a hate crime in Tel Aviv, when 'Molotov cocktails' (glass bottles containing explosives) were thrown into a daycare center at night, while 21 refugee children were asleep (miraculously, they were physically unhurt).

Immediately following the attack, we raised funds and drafted friends who volunteered to rebuild the burnt center. In the course of this effort, we realized the extent of the physical and emotional distress faced by approximately 3,000 refugee children whose parents fled from Eritrea and Sudan and are now living in South Tel Aviv under extremely difficult conditions.

With the help of about 200 volunteers and many donors, Elifelet has adopted one daycare center after another, built therapeutic afternoon clubs for older children and rescued hundreds of children from a vicious cycle of ongoing physical and emotional distress.

For its unique work, Elifelet was awarded the 2015 Israeli President’s Award for Volunteerism, as well as the 2015 Yigal Alon Award for Exemplary Pioneering Activities.

Elifelet's efforts are based on the work of volunteers. All contributions come from private citizens and are used for diverse activities benefiting the children.

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Elifelet - Citizens for Refugee Children, is a registered NGO, winner of the 2016 Human Rights Prize of the French Republic for its unique activities, winner of the 2015 Israeli President's Award for Volunteerism and the 2015 Yigal Alon Award for Exemplary Pioneering Activities

During Israeli Book Week (7-17 June) we invite you to visit our booth to view and purchase our coloring book "All the Colors of the Rainbow". The book includes well-loved songs by Yehuda Atlas and Datia Ben Dor and beautiful illustrations done by some of the very best Israeli artists. All illustrations and songs were donated by the artists to the children of refugees.

President Rivlin and his wife, Nechama, were both struck by the book's charm and bought it during Israeli Book Week last year.
Now is the perfect opportunity to give your children and grandchildren an original gift that will also help bring color and joy into the lives of the refugee children.

Our beautiful coloring book "With All the Colors of the Rainbow" is available for purchase (80 NIS) on-line, using PayPal or by sending a check.

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