ESRA Modiin Brings Cheer
A group of volunteers from the non-profit ESRA in Modiin visited hospitalized children and distributed scores of beautifully knitted items such as scarves, hats and blankets. The gifts were crafted by ladies in ESRA Modiin’s Knitting and Crocheting Circle, one of the many volunteering activities of the organization in the city. The creative and colorful items brought smiles of cheer to the children as well as their parents and staff members. The visitors also toured various departments including the Education Department’s White Room, Hemato-Oncology and Neonatology.
ESRA – English Speakers Residents Association – was founded in 1979 to provide English speaking immigrants with an opportunity to volunteer within their communities thus enhancing their assimilation, and to establish projects utilizing their mother tongue. ESRA is the largest English-speaking volunteer organization in the country and comprises thousands of volunteers who volunteer in a wide variety of projects and programs to benefit the underprivileged sectors. ESRA Modiin itself supports Neve ESRA, an afternoon care center for 9-12-year-old children at risk.