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where do the proceeds from the dream raffle go?

All proceeds from The Dream Raffle will benefit the Am Yisrael Chai Foundation. Since its inception in 2001, the Am Yisrael Chai Foundation (AYC) has flourished with the singular mission to build up and support the agriculture, infrastructure, and people of Israel. As an IRS-approved organization, Am Yisrael Chai finds projects that identify with its goals and missions and provides financial support to help bring them to life.

the following projects are currently being supported by

the am yisrael chai foundation:

The Israel Dog Unit Project of Magen Michlelet Eretz Yisrael

For the last 18 years, the Israel Dog Unit (IDU) has saved many lives by leading “search and rescue” missions as well as anti-terror patrols. AYC helps fund the purchase and training of the dogs, the highly technical equipment, volunteer housing, and of course, the monthly expenses of caring for these life-saving dogs.

The Children Development Center of Emanuel

The residents of Emanuel are Haredim, with many children, but they do not have a place to help children with special educational needs. AYC intervened to stop this injustice and help build a modern facility within the city to service these children.

Humanitarian Assistance

Since its inception, AYC has given hundreds of thousands of dollars to poor families across Israel via two special projects: A Widow and Orphan Fund, which supports families who have experienced a tragic loss of a parent, and a Passover Fund which assists families before the beautiful, but costly holiday of Passover. Both funds help both religious and secular Israelis, not only with food, but with educational and utility expenses, as well as costs associated with making weddings.

The Israel Trees Project of Zo Artzeinu

AYC has facilitated the planting of 200,000 new fruit trees across Israel, providing livelihood for over 100 farmers and their families. It helps fund the astronomical costs associated with bulldozing the land, purchasing the saplings, installing the computer drip irrigation system, and building fences around the field. Additionally, AYC helps cover all maintenance costs.

The Build Up Israel Project

In 2015, AYC launched its own project to help build Israel. These projects generally do not receive money from any other source and include: a new mikveh in Aish Kodesh, a kindergarten in Otniel, a youth center for “at risk” teens in Revava and a job-training center for Haredi soldiers in Jerusalem.

Jewish Identity

AYC is heavily invested in the future of the Jewish people and continues to work tirelessly to make this a priority. Through various programs and educational projects, AYC is dedicated to teaching, supporting, and advocating for Jewish identity—both in Israel and around the world.

who runs the am yisrael chai foundation?

The Am Yisrael Chai Foundation was founded by Shmuel Sackett in 2001. He runs the Foundation to this very day. Shmuel has tremendous experience in running non-profit organizations and he has built AYC into a very serious Foundation that supports many wonderful causes, as listed above. AYC does not have and NEVER had any paid employees or rent. Everybody involved with AYC volunteers his/her time. Shmuel will be more than happy to correspond directly with anybody that has questions or comments. His direct email is: ZaydaShmuel@gmail.com