I GREW UP KNOWING THAT NO MATTER WHAT, FAMILY & COMMUNITY COMES FIRST. ALWAYS.
Giving back was a key part of my upbringing- which has kept me both humble and down to earth. I was taught that success should be measured by positive impact. I learned that giving back is when you give with zero expectation of getting something in return, no instant recognition, nothing tangible gets sent your way. I found that It’s easy to get inspired with a cause you truly care about & the reward is the realization that you’ve made a significant and positive change in someone’s life.
GIVING BACK to society not only makes us more generous, it also gives us a sense of purpose, and happiness in doing something for others.
For these reasons, I have chosen three organizations to work with, that have really stood out to me:
She Codes is a community of women in technology, created to achieve an equal number of female and male software developers in Israel. Founded in 2013, she codes today includes approximately 20,000 women who want to learn software development or make a career shift into high-tech, and high school students who are learning to program. She Codes operates over 30 branches all over Israel.
Women’s Spirit (Ruach Nashit) helps women survivors of domestic violence to rebuild their lives through employment and financial independence. When a woman suffers violence, she carries her scars inside and out. Physical, psychological, sexual and economic violence all have a severe effect on the body and mind. Violence also damages the ability to find work and financial security. Abusers often control and keep a woman from working or developing a career.
At Women’s Spirit, they break down the specific barriers women survivors of violence face, by helping women out of poverty and violence, and giving them the tools to become independent.
Paamonim is an organization that strives to develop lower average income families in Israel conduct their economic lives with balance, responsibility and integrity. Thereby helping to strengthen Israel’s economic and social fabric. Paamonim provides a wide range of solutions and recovery programs, offering information and tools teaching the best methods for managing household finances.