Chimes Israel has been rapidly expanding its rehabilitative early childhood programs to meet Ashkelon’s ever-increasing needs. Despite being a major target of Gaza rocket fire, Ashkelon is one of the fastest growing cities in Israel.

Our Ashkelon center for children with disabilities, ages six months to three years, operates in four inadequately repurposed private homes. They are full of small rooms and many stairs that are extremely difficult to navigate for special children and their cumbersome equipment.

Caravans/mobile homes have been placed in the yards to provide the extensive one-on-one therapy these children require. The classrooms are overpopulated, and children are waiting at home for rehabilitative daycare placements. Some babies are being bussed as far as 40 minutes each way to daycares outside of the city.

Because the houses are not protected, during wars and conflicts when rockets reign down on Ashkelon, the children cannot go to their therapeutic daycare and lose critical developmental progress. Together with the Ashkelon Municipality, we are building a new, state-of-the-art rehabilitative early childhood center to serve 80 children. The Waldbaum Family Rehabilitative Daycare Center, named for its benefactors, will enable Chimes to provide high-quality care in Ashkelon for years to come. The building will also be protected, so the children will not have to flee to shelter in times of emergency. We have obtained government and private donor commitments for 64% of the funding, with $1,361,341 in construction and equipment, left to raise. In appreciation of major donations, there will be opportunities to dedicate rooms to loved ones.

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24A Habarzel, Floor 2, Tel Aviv, 6971065 Israel

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Account #: 1210000911516
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Account: Chimes Israel
EIN #:  Israel Amuta #58-0188894
Address: 24A Habarzel, Floor 2, Tel Aviv, 6971065 Israel
Bank Name: Israel Discount Bank, Branch #85 Kikar Yitzhak Rabin                            
Bank Address: 66 Ibn Gvirol Street, Tel Aviv 6495203 Israel            
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IBAN #: IL450110850000002349428
Account #: 2349428