DONATING POINTS TO ASSOCIATIONS
 

EL AL enables you to donate your accumulated Matmid points to associations that assist sick children and soldiers. By donating to these associations, you can use your points for good purposes. We are certain that your donation will greatly help those in need.
Contributions of points can be made to the following associations:

Make–A-Wish Foundation

The Make-A-Wish Foundation fulfills the wishes of sick children with life-endangering illnesses. By fulfilling a wish, the Make-A-Wish Foundation strives to provide these children and their families with the gift of pleasurable experiences and laughter during this difficult time in their lives and to imbue them with the ability to cope with difficult treatments.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation has been operating in Israel since 1996 and has fulfilled many hundreds of wishes of sick children in many areas: meetings with Bill Clinton, Ronaldo, the stars of WWE, Mickey Mouse and other popular entertainment and sport stars; flying a plane; attending an NBA game; driving a race car; being a police officer and a fashion model.

The secret wishes of sick children become our challenge, and we do the maximum to fulfill them and to bring some magic and joy to these children, with the hope that smiles and happiness will help them in their fight against disease.

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Ezra Lemarpeh

Ezra Lemarpeh, headed by Israel Prize winner Rabbi Elimelech Firrer answers every call with care and attention.

Each year, some 150,000 callers are helped by the various services of Ezra Lemarpeh. Help is given to every caller from all sectors of the Israeli population, free of charge.
Flying patients for treatments around the world and airlifting children with cancer to summer camps worldwide are only part of the special deeds performed by Ezra Lemarpeh for the benefit of those who apply to the organization.

Dear Club members!
Your bonus points can save lives and can put a smile of joy on the agonized faces of sick children.
Please help us continue by donating your points for flying more and more patients for life-saving procedures and many more cancer-stricken children to wonderful vacations whose sweet taste will remain with them for many years.

Donating points to patients assisted by Ezra Lemarpeh saves lives!

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 Hayim Layeled

Nothing so essential is as taken for granted as the air we breathe. Unfortunately, for children with CF (cystic fibrosis), breathing is both difficult and restricted. No one will ever forget the words of a CF child who upon regaining consciousness after a lung-transplant operation said with wonder, "I never knew air tasted so sweet!"

Hayim Layeled – Life for the Child – is a voluntary association that assists children with CF and their families by financing pulmonary-physiotherapy treatments, and purchasing medical equipment and expensive medications. It also operates a state-of-the-art hostel/motel for them at the Dead Sea.  

Every summer Hayim Layeled sponsors a three-week long medical camp in Switzerland for children from Israel and their families. The flight, including the large load of cargo needed, is of course provided by EL AL with special sensitivity and with wonderful service.

Friends of the IDF

The Association for the Wellbeing of Israel's Soldiers (AWIS)

Friends of the IDF is the leading organization in Israel working for the wellbeing of Israel Defense Force soldiers and for the individual soldier.

The association is now celebrating its 65th anniversary of activities on behalf of IDF soldiers.

The association, both volunteers and employees, work year-round to support, assist and fulfill the needs of soldiers – whatever they may be – through many projects, such as:
active vacations, fun days, constructing activity centers, synagogues and clubs, education and assistance, scholarships for soldiers, aid to lone soldiers (without families) and to families in distress.

In addition, the association finances approximately 700 flights a year for lone soldiers to visit their families overseas. Lone soldiers in fighting units are entitled to one fully paid flight ticket, including travel insurance and airport taxes. Other lone soldiers are entitled to reduced price tickets and payment of medical insurance. In special cases and at the request of the IDF, the association flies families of soldiers to Israel.
All of these are only a small part of the extensive and varied activities for IDF soldiers.

To donate points, click here.

Osim Hayim

Hundreds of children suffering from cancer throughout Israel undergo difficult treatments. At the same time, they dream dreams…
…to be with Rolandinio in Barcelona or on a roller coaster in Orlando, to visit London and Paris
They ask for many moments of freedom… and a few days of vacation, just like the rest of us.
The Osim Hayim association promises to fulfill these dreams, with your most welcome assistance.
Your contribution is very important to us and we will gratefully accept an allocation of points you have accumulated – for the benefit of the children. 

In the name of the children, thank you from all of us!


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 Chai Lifline


When a child is ill, the entire family feels the pain.

From the moment of diagnosis, Chai Lifeline is there for the entire family, offering hope and help through two-dozen, year-round programs that enable patients, parents, and siblings to cope with the crises and daily challenges of serious pediatric illness.

For more than two decades, families have turned to Chai Lifeline for emotional, social, and financial support. Its two pioneering medically-supervised overnight camps, Camp Simcha, named in memory of Dr. Samuel Abraham, and Camp Simcha Special, dedicated in memory of Zvi Dovid Obstfeld, offer children suffering from life-threatening illnesses and debilitating chronic conditions a vacation from illness and isolation. Counseling, retreats, tutoring, Big Brothers and Sisters, therapeutic recreational events for children and families, sibling programs, hospital visits and respite, nutritious meals, insurance support, information, and advocacy bring joy to children’s lives and wrap families in a cocoon of support that allows them to face each day with renewed optimism.

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Etgarim

Etgarim (Challenge) was established in 1995 as a non-profit organization by a group of disabled Israel Defense Force veterans and rehabilitation experts.
The principal aims of the organization are to enable children, youth and adults with special needs to realize their optimum potential, to enhance their abilities and to integrate within the society. Etgarim serves the entire special needs population in Israel- including all kinds of physical and sensual disabilities, autism, victims of trauma and terror and youth at risk, covering all ages and religions- Jewish, Muslim and Druze. More than 5000 children, 700 adults and over 300 volunteers currently participate in Etgarim programs throughout Israel.
Your generosity can support the rehabilitation of many more!



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Ezer Mizion

YOUR CARING WILL NURTURE HOPE AND INCREASE THE CHANCES OF SAVING LIVES!

"When a mother is seriously ill, it is so difficult, both financially and emotionally, besides the physical pain and weakness. Luckily, I was put in touch with Ezer Mizion, an organization that gives me the strength to keep going and to envision a tomorrow, the strength to yearn. The trip to London, right in the middle of my treatments, was an unforgettable experience. To this day, I feel a boost of energy every time I think of the marvelous moments, the adventure. The trip helped me shed my burdens. It nourished me and enabled a glimmer of happiness to enter into my sea of boundless pain."

Racheli Cohen from Holon, mother of four and stricken with cancer, participated in the five day trip to London coordinated by Ezer Mizion.
Ezer Mizion, Israel Prize recipient in 2008, has been active for many years now, easing the burden of the ill and handicapped in Israel. Among its diverse services, Ezer Mizion runs a broad spectrum of projects and special programs that support children with cancer and their families. Another unique project offers encouragement, support and assistance to young mothers suffering from cancer and to their family members.
The initiative for this important project stems from the recognition of the additional  stress these mothers experience in coping with their illness. At Ezer Mizion, we try to provide the ill mothers and their families with all necessary help, as well as occasional moments of joy and pleasure, all offered with the maximum attention, warmth and love.

Supporting young mothers with cancer is an opportunity for you to make a real impact on the lives of mothers with cancer and that of their husbands and children. The points you donate to Ezer Mizion will enable us to provide a dream vacation for them that will fill them with renewed energy to fight their illness – and prevail!



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