The Association for Mentally & Physically Challenged Children in Israel

Good Deeds Day opening event in SHALVA

With President Shimon Peres and Philanthropist Shari Arison

This morning (March 4th) the SHALVA children had two very special guests come interact with them.  President of Israel Shimon Peres and Businesswoman and Philanthropist Shari Arison launched Good Deeds Day today in SHALVA.  Officers from the President's Residence arrived at SHALVA to help bring happiness to children with special needs.  Several booths were set up with different activities, including face-painting and cake-decorating.  There was a large canvas hung on the wall for everyone to paint together.  The President's officers were pleased to spend time with youth with disabilities and the SHALVA children had huge smiles on their faces.  Peres and Arison arrived shortly after and joined the festivities.  They interacted just as anyone else would who wants to give back to their community and the SHALVA kids were delighted to have intimate time with such unique leaders of the modern world.  The SHALVA band performed a stunning show and all were moved by the experience.  

We are so proud to not only take part in Good Deeds Day but to help kick-off the seventh year of this important event.  Tomorrow (March 5th) 370,000 people will participate in Israel alone and thousands more worldwide on Sunday, March 10th.  The project was initiated by Arison to show people that everyone has the ability to make a difference.  Individuals and groups will join organizations to volunteer their time and give of themselves to help others.  

It is a truly inspiring event, we know how much it meant to the SHALVA children, and we want to thank Mr. Shimon Peres and Ms. Shari Arison from the depths of our heart.   

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