Talia Edelman

 My name is Talia Edelman, and I was a full-time volunteer at Save a Child’s Heart. I feel truly privileged to have spent a week at SACH and be part of the children’s life stories. I had not expected to develop such strong relationships with the children, their mothers, and the other volunteers in such…

Naomi Ecanow

Living in the Save A Child’s Heart house has taught me that the most mundane activities can foster the strongest bonds when met with smiles, enthusiasm, and unconditional love. On my second day volunteering, I joined a game of UNO with Mati and Denis, two of the boys living in the house. At the time,…

Gelila Melaku

My name is Gelila Melaku, I’m from the U.K and I was on my gap year when a friend of mine told me about Save a Child’s Heart. I looked on the website and saw the amazing work that they do and I wanted to be a part of it. So I applied to be…

Meira Levi

  My name is Meira Levi and I have been a full time volunteer at the Save a Child’s Heart house for 2 weeks now. My last day is quickly approaching and I am dreading the last moments when I will have to say goodbye to the people I’ve come to know here. When I…

Samantha Kaplan

Let me tell you about my internship while I was in Tel Aviv, Israel. It was at a place called Save a Child’s Heart or SACH. SACH is an organization that brings children with heart defects to Israel for FREE, life-saving heart surgery. I volunteered in the house where they lived, helping with fundraising, but…

Bella Holckner

Walking through the front gate of the Save a Child’s Heart home meant embarking on a new journey. Regardless of cultural background or religious affiliation, everyone is treated and greeted equally with open arms. I didn’t even make it to the front door before I was flooded with children, all smiling, all welcoming. It doesn’t…

Alex Khozin

My name is Alexandra Khozin and I was a part-time volunteer at Save a Child’s Heart. I cannot begin to express how unbelievable my experience at SACH truly was. I had signed up for this program a few months prior to my arrival because I wanted to give back to this incredible organization I had…

David Goldmeier

When people ask me what I thought of my time in the SACH house, I tell them that it was honestly the best experience of my life, by far. I say this because of all the previous experiences that I have had (volunteer or otherwise), none have ever exposed me to such a level of…

Sita Chandra

MAKING MY WAY TO THE HOLY LAND Last summer, my beautiful best friend, Brianna, told me about a place in Israel. She shared with me all the courageous mamas and the brave children who came from all over the world to get life-saving heart surgeries. It was with love in her eyes that convinced me to travel…

Kim Fulop

Two years ago, I entered the Save a Child’s Heart house for the first time. I was on my gap year and my program came to visit the house to play with the children for a couple of hours. Despite the fact that my gap year trip in Israel lasted six months, and I did…

Karni Baker

Being a full-time volunteer at SACH was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made in my life. It was the most special experience I’ve ever had, with or without the children here. At first, coming here was extremely nerve racking; being out of my comfort zone and not really having a clue what I’d…

Muquadam and Jade

Every child and mother that arrives to Save A Child’s Heart are courageous. They leave their village or their city, most of them for the first time, arriving to a country where the language, food, culture and people are different. They turn to one another for support while they wait anxiously to be called to…