Update from the Children’s Home

Our children’s home is bustling and full of children, thanks to the support of our friends from around the world. We currently have 30 children in Israel, here all the way from Zanzibar, Tanzania, Senegal, Ethiopia, Iraq and the Palestinian Authority to receive lifesaving treatments at the Wolfson Medical Center. It is amazing to see…

Save a Child’s Heart Tanzania Mission – November 2018

Save a Child’s Heart has conducted a successful Surgery and Catheterization Mission at the Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute (JKCI) in Tanzania, from November 4th to November 12th, 2018.  During this mission 24 Children were treated by our medical team. This mission was possible thanks to the sponsorship of Save a Child’s Heart Canada. This mission…

Save a Child’s Heart 2018 International Board Meeting

On October 28-31, 2018, we had the pleasure of hosting the 2018 International Board Meeting of Save a Child’s Heart in Holon, Israel. Moderated by Save a Child’s Heart US co-chair Jeff Hoffman and chair of SACH Canada Stacey Kline, the four-day meeting included talks and presentations from several Save a Child’s Heart worldwide affiliates,…

Alex Pellegrini

My name is Alex, I’m 22 from Ontario, Canada. My journey to Save a Child’s Heart began in May 2018 when I was last here in Israel. I had just led a birthright trip and was spending some time touring around and reconnecting with friends. It is here that I heard a group of my…

Dara Engel

Upon graduating from nursing school and passing my licensing exam, I came to Save a Child’s Heart as a nurse seeking an alternative healthcare experience outside of a typical hospital setting. I had heard of the incredible work that SACH does every day to improve the lives of children around the world regardless of race,…

Jono Childs

SACH – Save A Childs Heart.  A worthy cause to become a part of, and a seriously awesome medical elective. I was fortunate enough to hear about SACH from a friend I made while travelling in America last year.  He had volunteered at the children’s home and knew I would love doing a medical elective…

Maya Spencer

As I reflect on the incomparable experience I had volunteering at Save a Child’s Heart this past summer, I can’t help but think about the extraordinary kids and other volunteers I met. I had no idea how much of an impact Save a Child’s Heart would make on me. Traveling across the world from Los…

Leah Thomson

Have you ever heard of  “the cuddle hormone”? Without getting too scientific, the cuddle hormone, or oxytocin, is released by the brain when someone is feeling loved, whether it’s through physical touch or social interaction. This reaction makes you feel more connected to the person you are interacting with. I’m telling you this for a…

Jessica Horst

This summer, I interned with Save a Child’s Heart, Israel’s largest international humanitarian organization and recent recipient of the UN Population Award. After visiting the children’s home on Hasbara Fellowships, I truly felt inspired by the organization’s dedication to providing medical care to children regardless of their race, religion, gender, nationality or financial status. Knowing…

Zak Britstone

As a medical student at the Sackler School of Medicine NY State/American Program at Tel Aviv University, I have had the privilege of volunteering with Save a Child’s Heart for nearly 3 years. Spending time with the children at the SACH house in Holon is a truly meaningful experience. As I became more familiar with…

Samuel Belmont

Before I go into detail about my amazing experience at SACH, I would like to get this message out to any prospective volunteers. If you are even considering the most remote possibility of volunteering for SACH in some way, just do it! Admittedly, I didn’t actually know all too much about SACH before I came….

Sheryl Rosen

Here I am sitting in Toronto on my way home to Chicago and exhausted.   It’s a great exhaust as I just spent the most rewarding volunteer job at Save a Child’s Heart.  I had tears in my eyes when I left this morning as I will miss these rambunctious sweet caring brave kids.  I…