The hospitalization of a child is a time of crisis for the family. The family’s stamina is tested in this difficult time. Chai Ashkelon helps the families by organizing camps in the children’s wards in Barzilai hospital in Ashkelon and Kaplan hospital in Rehovot.
The children enjoy a rich program of activities, games and crafts which help them forget their pain for a little while. The parents get a chance to rest knowing their children are well cared for.
Chanuka the festival of lights is a holiday of warmth in the house while it is cold outside. The children’s ward in Barzilai is cold and sad inside too. The children miss the festivities with their families at home. Chai Ashkelon doesn’t forget them and while you are enjoying the warmth of the holiday at home with your families, we are celebrating with the children with menorah lighting, live music, a festive party, sufganyot and huge gifts. We bring the children and their families smiles on their faces and light in their eyes.