Mission & Vision Statement
Established in 1991, the Forster Foundation's primary Missions have been to better the lives of people of all faiths in Florida and Israel. Once we identify a need, we meet the need and accomplish the mission. Over the years we have accomplished many missions in both Florida and Israel. Below are some of our most significant accomplished missions.
Mask & Face Shield Mission - Provided 70,000 masks and 5,000 face shields
Thanksgiving Missions -
Provided the Palm Beach County Food
Bank with 800 Turkeys
Provided Turkeys to a Baptist Church
feeding 4,000 people.
CURRENT ONGOING MISSIONS...
In addition to our past and current missions, we are proud to provide funding and other support to family members who are passionate and provide their energy and funding to the following projects or missions that are close to their hearts.
Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation
NAMI National Alliance on Mental Illness
The Falk Center for Counseling
Various Synagogues, Churches and other religious organizations
Brother Bob's Food Pantry Mission.
WHERE HOPE IS REWARDED is the motto of Brother Bob’s True Fast Outreach Ministries. Their main goal is to make sure nobody goes hungry, and they specifically target men, women & families who come to their Food Pantry in West Palm Beach. The Forster Foundation is subsidizing the Food Pantry for the year 2022, to make sure nobody goes hungry. The pantry feeds between 80 and 100 families a week. We are launching in time to service the needs of this Thanksgiving and Christmas.
The Farmworker's Childrens Center is a safe space where children are tutored, receive homework help, enrichment programs, camp and more. The Foundation provided 70 laptops, one for every student, and has pledged to provide additional computers as needed. In appreciation for the laptops, the Center has renamed the facility, "Justin's Little School House," in memory of the Foundation's Founder, Bill Forster's grandson.
Forster Foundation is honored and proud to partner with Rabbi Greg Hershberg and Temple Beth Yeshua on international missions.
Wheelchair Mission - 1,000 Wheelchairs Provided
Ipads & Tablets - 800 Provided
Neve Michael Children's Village - over $1 million dollars in funding capital improvements
Currently developing SOLES FOR LITTLE SOLES, a program providing shoes for children in underserved communities internationally
Wheelchair Mission provides physically challenged Israeli children of all faiths, wheelchairs fitted to meet their individual needs. The adjustable chairs are designed to meet the children's needs for several years as they grow and develop. This life-changing gift enables each child to reach their full potential and provides them with hope, independence, mobility and self-esteem. The Foundation has already supplied over several hundred Wheelchairs.
The iPad Mission affords the gift of education and imagination. The Foundation has delivered iPads and tablets to dozens of agencies servicing physically and mentally challenged children, and outfitted for their specific needs.
Neve Michael Children's Village in Pardes Hanna, Israel is an organization like no other and is very dear to the Foundation and Rabbi Hirshberg. The Rabbi and his congregation have been supporting Neve Michael over the past ten years. Bill Forster is a past board member and past president of Neve Michael. The Children's Village has a 7 acre campus which includes family homes, a school, synagogue and is the only facility in Israel with two 24/7 crisis centers; one for children and one for teen-aged girls.
Soles for Little Soles is our new mission under development, providing shoes to children 5 to 13 in third world countries.
Please visit www.borgenproject.org for details regarding children without shoes.