Active in his community, Avrahom Joseph donates to Jewish outreach organizations in and around Lakewood, NJ, and beyond. Avrahom Joseph of Lakewood, NJ, stands out as a regular donor to the Chai Lifeline organization.
Dedicated to helping families affected by serious pediatric illness, Chai Lifeline provides services and social support to ease the journey for children and parents alike. Those who wish to contribute to this effort may make a general donation to the organization, either in one’s own name or as a tribute to another. Donations may also be earmarked to sponsor a parents’ support group, to fund the fulfillment of a child’s dream, and to support a family’s attendance at the organization’s winter retreat.
Those who prefer to donate their time can volunteer in any number of capacities. Chai Lifeline welcomes volunteers at Camp Simcha and Camp Simcha Special, where children with severe chronic or life-threatening illnesses can play, make friends, and make memories that give them hope in their struggle. Volunteers are also welcome through the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program, which allows children to develop caring friendships that offer stability and joy.
In addition, Chai Lifeline welcomes volunteers in the Martha Prince 6xChai program. These volunteers visit children in hospitals and in their homes, participate in toy drives and meal programs, and assist families in getting to medical appointments. The organization also depends on volunteers to staff its tutoring program, which works with children’s schools to support young patients’ education during treatment and recovery.