A licensee of the New Jersey Commission of Higher Education and longtime advocate of education, Avrahom Joseph has been closely involved with traditional Jewish education establishments throughout the region over the past several years. A resident of Lakewood, NJ, Avrahom Joseph also lends his support to Chai Lifeline.
From its beginnings as a small summer camp program in New York City, Chai Lifeline has expanded in scope and size to care for children with illnesses from its regional offices in Lakewood, NJ; Fort Lauderdale, FL; Chicago, IL; and Los Angeles, CA; as well as a network of international affiliates. In order to bring holiday joy to children and their families during turbulent times, each year Chai Lifeline sponsors the Honey Engel Toy Drive, one of the largest charity drives of its kind in the Jewish world.
As part of the Toy Drive, Chai Lifeline accepts new, unwrapped gifts for boys and girls of all ages. In addition to donating toys at participating schools and drop-off locations, contributors can purchase gifts online through Engel Toy Drive partner stores to contribute a portion of sales directly to Chai Lifeline. As a result of the contributions of supporters, Chai Lifeline was able to distribute more than 50,000 gifts to children in 2014 alone.