The Forster Foundation's primary objective is to better the lives of people of all faiths in Florida and in Israel.
Forster Foundation Missions supported by the financial assistance of Rabbi Greg Hirshberg and Temple Beth Yeshua, provide programs for the underserved and physically or mentally challenged children of all faiths in Israel.
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.
Wheelchair Mission provides physically challeged 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 physiclally and mentally challenged children, and outfitted for their specific needs. This is an ongoing mission.
Due to the current covid crisis, providing iPads remains an extremely urgent and important service to the children who are now learning from home or in facilities.
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The first recipients of 100 tablets were provided to the children at Neve Michael. Upon proving the success of these tablets, the Foundation then expanded the service to other agencies.
The Farmworkers 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.
The Forster Foundation is committed to helping an underserved community of children whose families work in the surrounding fields of Palm Beach county.
Mask & Face Shield Mission Since the outbreak of Covid 19, the Forster Foundation, recognized the urgent need to protect the people who prepare, pack and serve food throughout the Palm Beach Food Bank's 90 agencies. The Foundation already provided over 70,000 masks, and 5,000 face shields. As long as Covid is with us, there is an urgent need to continue this mission.
Justin's Little Schoolhouse is where the Farmworkers Children's Center, Inc. provides children with homework help, enrichment, camp, and other programs.
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