Your help is very much needed and appreciated. Here are some
suggestions, but you may have some ideas of your own. If you would like
assistance or information in order to get started in any direction, we
would be glad to help.
your skills: be a volunteer
CHAI and Hakol Chai
gift memberships and join CHAI or Hakol Chai
a donation in honor of a companion animal or a person
To promote compassion for animals, students can
initiate projects of their own. An entire class in Israel or abroad can adopt a particular
shelter in Israel, or an individual student can develop a special
project. Talya Klirs, of Annandale, Virginia, U.S., invited CHAI to make a
presentation to about 200 students at her school. Special activities
highlighted the fact that animals and people have the same feelings and
needs. Kevis, rescued by CHAI in Israel, joined Talya to make her
project an exciting event. Read about
Talya and Kevis.
Assisting at a student project
display for a school event
CHAI office, Jaspurr editing
Donate Your Skills: Be a Volunteer
Help us research and write foundation grant proposals and
notify us of any foundations in your area that might support the work of CHAI
and Hakol Chai. We also need people to research and develop educational materials
or who would like to work on media projects. This could be done from
your home or in our office in Israel or in the U.S., where we especially
need help with general office work.
If you see animal abuse or neglect, please call the Mayor
and the police of the city in which you saw the
problem follow up with a letter or fax. Encourage the Mayor to support the local animal shelter, if
there is one, or to establish one if there isn't one.
If you are visiting Israel, let the Mayor know that tourists are negatively affected
by this suffering. Letters can be addressed simply Mayor, Tel Aviv, Israel
(or whatever city you visited). Send a copy of your letter to the Minister of Tourism
at the Ministry of Tourism, Jerusalem, Israel. Make your voice heard! A
continuing flow of letters will put the issue on the agenda.
If at any point you meet city or national government
officials, make sure to raise the
issues of animal abuse with them.
You can also write letters to the editor of
newspapers. If you do not write Hebrew or Arabic, it's fine to write in English. They will translate your
letter and may print it.
The Jerusalem Post, Jerusalem, Israel
Ha'aretz, Tel Aviv, Israel
Yediot Aharonot, Tel Aviv, Israel
Ma'ariv, Tel Aviv, Israel
One person can make a difference!
Avi, a Hakol Chai volunteer, discovered that horsemeat was being
sold as beef at the market in Lod, he immediately alerted the media and
municipal authorities, who confiscated the illegal meat and took action
to prevent its sale in the future.
Donate veterinary medical supplies or
ask your vet to donate supplies or equipment (surgical suture for
spaying and neutering). Often human hospitals discard outdated surgical
instruments in favor of newer models, and these can be used. Ask the
head nurse of the operating room or the person in charge of supplies.
Please read about the supplies needed for the
mobile spay/neuter clinic.
If you are a veterinarian, you may want to offer your time to work in
our mobile clinic for a day or more. Please contact our office.
If you are in Israel, instead of selling your old computer or car,
consider donating it to Hakol Chai. If you are in the U.S., please sell your
used equipment, donate the proceeds to CHAI, and we will send you the
receipt for a tax deduction.
CHAI and Hakol Chai
The more people who know of the situation and the need,
the greater the likelihood that voices of concern will reach the ears of
the officials who can make a difference.
Whether you live in Israel or abroad, ask newspaper, magazine, radio, or TV reporters to
write a story about the need to help animals in Israel and about our
work, or ask a public relations firm to help pro bono. Or if
you know a reporter anywhere in the world who will spread the word
about our vital work, you can contact us.
If you are outside of Israel, ask the local Jewish paper
if they would run an article about CHAI and Hakol Chai or
print our ad. If
you are a member of a Jewish organization, ask it to print an
article or our ad in its newsletter or invite a speaker from CHAI or
Hakol Chai. If you're affiliated with a synagogue, give our
Jewish Humane Education Kit
to the principal, ask the newsletter editor to print our ad or an
article about CHAI and Hakol Chai, or ask the social action committee to become involved in helping. The synagogue as a
whole or a particular class of children could adopt a specific
shelter in Israel.
Host an outreach table at an event. We have flyers,
newsletters, and posters available for distribution. You can also
print and hand out
CHAI Member Pauline Jacobson hosts an information table for
CHAI at the United Jewish Communities General Assembly, the annual meeting of Jewish Federations, in Chicago,
Illinois, USA. Paula Kislak, DVM, and the Kislak family sponsored CHAI's table, which drew a lot of interest. Many delegates to the convention signed up to help.
In Israel: Contribute to
airing a public service announcement (PSA) featuring Israeli and
American celebrities on Israeli TV. There are no free PSAs in Israel.
All TV time must be purchased.
In the U.S.:
Sponsor an ad in a local paper, or
distribute one of our ads as a flyer or small poster.
Join CHAI or Hakol Chai
Tell your friends, relatives, and
neighbors about CHAI and Hakol Chai and purchase
Become a member yourself.
Join CHAI or Hakol Chai today!
If someone you know will be making a donation to CHAI or
Hakol Chai and
asking others to do so for their Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah, order this colorful self-standing
("Bar Mitzvah board") and tear-off information sheet/donation coupon to
place on a table at the celebration. You can also display it at club
meetings and school gatherings.
And remember — in the U.S., your annual contributions to your local
federation can be earmarked for CHAI!
Honor a Companion Animal, a Person, or a Special Event
community can commemorate those companion animals who have left us, and
also celebrate those who help make life thrilling and worthwhile. You
are also welcome to send stories and photos of other companion
animals to celebrate special events, or simply in celebration of their
lives. You can also make a donation in honor of a person or
Memorials, Tribute, and Honors.
See a special
donation in honor of the Bat Mitzvah of Caila Brandt, from The
Mitzvah Kids of the Emanuel School, Sydney, Australia.
By making a contribution to CHAI on behalf of your
animals or those of family or friends, you are also helping to provide a
better life for animals in Israel who are in desperate need. You can use
our Donation Form to
make Memorial and Tribute contributions.
fundraising event in your city or at your home to help raise funds
for one of our many special projects. Your help will make it possible
for CHAI and Hakol Chai to:
and distribute humane education materials
our Living Together
program, which brings together Jewish and Arab children to work
cooperatively on hands-on projects helping animals.
our media campaign to
provide information on the proper treatment of animals.
with supplies our
mobile spay/neuter clinic
our sanctuary for abused horses and
donkeys. We also need a rescue vehicle that can be used to
abused horses and donkeys.
or locate volunteers, to help with the process of
cases. (Hakol Chai is looking for researchers and photographers.)
to municipal veterinarians, heads of shelters, and shelter workers in
more cities throughout Israel.
the use of alternatives to animals in
laboratories and help develop alternatives where none exist.
We will be very happy to send you information about
these and other projects.
See, for example, the poster for Ilana Silver's
Bat Mitzvah fundraising project.
Ilana distributed the poster, together with a copy of
to the local synagogues, the faculty office at her middle school, and
several vet offices in her area. See also Miriam Kohn's
articles for her Bat Mitzvah.
Make a Bequest
Remembering CHAI in your will ensures
that your gift of caring will continue our vital work to help animals
long into the future. There are numerous planned giving options. For
example, CHAI can be named as beneficiary of life insurance
policies, bonds and other securities, houses, and trusts. Securities can
be willed to CHAI with the provision that you will continue to receive
the interest from them throughout your lifetime. A house can be willed
to CHAI with the provision that you can remain in the house
throughout your lifetime. Check with your lawyer, estate planner, or
financial advisor for advice and assistance.
Planned giving: some details
These are only a few suggestions. There are many ways to help. If you have any ideas,
we would be glad to hear from you. For
those of you who have email, send us your address so we can
news and special alerts. Thanks again for caring and for being willing to take action to make a
difference for animals.