Help modify a home for handicapped twins Eli and Nachi

$96,996 of $100,000 raised

raised by 786 people in 3 years

We are absolutely astounded by the tremendous outpouring of generosity. Mi K'amcha Yisroel!

Originally we started this fundraising project with a goal of $50,000. At the time, we never thought we would ever reach this goal. In reality, in order to really do what is necessary for our grandsons, we need at least $100,000. We have no words to thank all of you for your generous donations. Due to this massive deluge of caring and support, we have decided to raise our goal to an amount that will hopefully help us meet the needs of our grandsons.

Again, thank you all so much for your extreme generosity!



We have twin 5 year old grandsons, special and innocent little boys, who are in desperate need of help. Eli and Nachi Ribakow entered this world 14 weeks prematurely and spent the first 5 months of their lives in the hospital. In the past five years these boys have gone through hardships you can’t even imagine, with countless hospitalizations, 20 surgeries and many hours of difficult therapies.

B”H they have come a long way from the frail, two pound babies they once were, but they still suffer from severe disabilities. Their speech is limited, their vision is impaired and their right arms are partially paralyzed. They constantly struggle with the most basic daily activities; eating is very difficult, dressing themselves is still a far off dream due to their limited use of their hands, and walking is unbelievably challenging. Yet, despite their suffering, the boys are the happiest kids anyone has ever met. Their courage, resilience and determination to overcome their challenges is unbelievable and they are a tremendous source of inspiration for all of those who meet them. They constantly smile, and when asked how they are feeling, they both respond: “GOOD!” In fact, “good” is one of the few words that Nachi can say clearly.

However, another hurdle has arisen for the boys. They are too heavy to be carried around, but they cannot walk alone. They are learning to use walkers and motorized wheelchairs so they can get around in school and in other handicap accessible areas. Their home is not large enough to accommodate their space consuming mobility equipment. They need a bedroom and bathroom suitable for their needs on the first floor of their home, because being carried up the stairs has become a dangerous ordeal. The boys are desperate for independence and want to be able to move around in their walkers. Therefore, major renovations must be done to their current home, which is an incredible costly endeavor.

Their amazing parents, Dovid and Racheli, are so caring and nurturing, and clearly accept and understand their blessings and their challenges. Dovid is currently studying for a degree as a Physician’s Assistant, and Racheli is unable to work consistently as a graphic designer due to the boys' demanding needs. Please show the boys and their family you care. By doing so, you will give these two children the opportunity of freedom.

Thanks from the bottom of our hearts!

The Ribakow and Lever Families

;

;
$96,996 of $100,000 raised

raised by 786 people in 3 years

Created by

Cheryl Lever
April 2016

Contact this campaign

Donations

Anonymous donated

1 year ago $10.00

Joseph Balakirsky donated

1 year ago $100.00
In honor of Eli and Nachi

Miriam Solomon donated

1 year ago $36.00
In honor of Mimi Solomon

Ari Goldman donated

1 year ago $18.00
In honor of uncle dani

Anonymous donated

1 year ago $18.00

Anonymous donated

1 year ago $500.00

Anonymous donated

2 years ago $250.00

Anonymous donated

2 years ago $1,700.00

Anonymous donated

2 years ago $10.00

STEVEN S CIZMA donated

2 years ago $25.00

Anonymous donated

2 years ago $5.00

Sheva Meisels donated

2 years ago $80.00

Sara Gross donated

2 years ago $72.00

Anonymous donated

2 years ago $200.00
In honor of Anonymous

MELANIE ANN BANTSEEV donated

2 years ago $287.00
In honor of M & M BEN TZION

Anonymous donated

2 years ago $36.00

Malkah Kahn donated

2 years ago $18.00

Anonymous donated

2 years ago $36.00

Albert Leon Sultan donated

2 years ago $200.00
In honor of Leon and Jacob Gindi

Jon Becker donated

2 years ago $1.00

Anonymous donated

2 years ago $50.00

Devorah Bronfin donated

2 years ago $18.00

Ellen Himelstein donated

2 years ago $100.00
In honor of Eli & Nachi: may you go from strength to strength!

Anonymous donated

2 years ago $36.00

Anonymous donated

2 years ago $100.00

Danny Jacob donated

2 years ago $100.00
In honor of Rabbi Lever teaching me Torah

Anonymous donated

2 years ago $25.00
In honor of yehuda ovadia ben chana faiga

Anonymous donated

2 years ago $180.00

Anonymous donated

2 years ago $18.00

Tzvi Wygoda donated

2 years ago $180.00

Anonymous donated

2 years ago $18.00

Anonymous donated

2 years ago $50.00
In memory of Shumel Efraim Ben Naftali Yitzchok

Anonymous donated

2 years ago $90.00
In honor of EbB

Anonymous donated

2 years ago $18.00
In honor of David & Cheryl

Anonymous donated

2 years ago $5.00

Chaim Schwatz donated

2 years ago $50.00
In memory of הרב אשר בן ר אריה מרדכי זצל

Anonymous donated

2 years ago $18.00

Rena M Goldish donated

2 years ago $50.00
In memory of Lillian Friedenreich

Anonymous donated

2 years ago $18.00

Anonymous donated

2 years ago $5.00
In honor of Eli and Nachi

Anonymous donated

2 years ago $50.00
In memory of Tila bas Menachem Mendel

Anonymous donated

2 years ago $8.00
In memory of Refoel Yisroel ben Yehuda Tzvi

Anonymous donated

2 years ago $10.00

Joseph Salamon donated

2 years ago $10.00
In honor of Menachem yehoshia Ben Tamar malka Bria's haguf vhanefesh bkuriv mamesh

Anonymous donated

2 years ago $190.00

Tobie Guttman donated

2 years ago $10.00

Anonymous donated

2 years ago $36.00

Anonymous donated

2 years ago $18.00
In honor of לזכות הנדבן

Brocha Levy donated

2 years ago $145.00
In honor of SbB

Moshe Hauben donated

2 years ago $100.00

Tayna Goldstein donated

2 years ago $180.00

Anonymous donated

2 years ago $10.00
In honor of Julietbascaduriztion

Devora Goldberg donated

2 years ago $36.00

Anonymous donated

2 years ago $18.00

Anonymous donated

2 years ago $100.00
In memory of Calman Naftali Ben Yaakov

Anonymous donated

2 years ago $10.00

Shoshana Lieder donated

2 years ago $60.00

Anonymous donated

2 years ago $20.00

Anonymous donated

2 years ago $20.00

Anonymous donated

2 years ago $20.00
In memory of Moise Ben Elchonon

Freida Lea Rubinstein donated

2 years ago $50.00

Anonymous donated

2 years ago $10.00

Anonymous donated

2 years ago $50.00
In honor of Lilach Rubin

Esther Rivka Jacob donated

2 years ago $40.00

Anonymous donated

2 years ago $1,800.00

Anonymous donated

2 years ago $20.00

Anonymous donated

2 years ago $10.00
In memory of Yehuda Leib ben Raphael

Anonymous donated

2 years ago $100.00

Shoshana E Weitzner donated

2 years ago $20.00
In memory of chaya sorah bas R' Shmuel Moshe Hacohen

Terri Barnett donated

2 years ago $18.00
In honor of Cheryl and David Lever

Anonymous donated

2 years ago $36.00
In memory of Rizha Bat Tzvi Yaakov

Charles(Chaim) Tatel donated

2 years ago $54.00
In memory of Zelda Faigel bas Shmuel

Yehoshua Shapiro donated

2 years ago $100.00

Cr Weinberger donated

2 years ago $100.00

Anonymous donated

3 years ago $50.00

Tomer Devorah donated

3 years ago $200.00
In honor of Refuos, z"h, yeshuos&Geula for Klal yisrael

Yaakov Shapiro donated

3 years ago $5.00

Michele Hirsch donated

3 years ago $54.00

Anonymous donated

3 years ago $20.00

Anonymous donated

3 years ago $18.00

Anonymous donated

3 years ago $5.00
In honor of Ruchama Leah Faiga Sussya bas Chava Breindel

Anonymous donated

3 years ago $36.00

Anonymous donated

3 years ago $5.00
In honor of The talmidos of Beis Chaya Rochel

Eli Nash donated

3 years ago $10.00
In honor of Meyer Seewald

Anonymous donated

3 years ago $10.00
In honor of Volunteers&לזכות ברכה בת בלומא

Anonymous donated

3 years ago $18.00

Yitzchak Sho donated

3 years ago $36.00
In memory of zelda bas yitzchak menachem

Robert Goldstein donated

3 years ago $300.00

Anonymous donated

3 years ago $112.00

Alan S Minkoff donated

3 years ago $100.00

Cassidy Schwartz-Weitz donated

3 years ago $25.00
In honor of From CTA students/staff

Anonymous donated

3 years ago $18.00

Lorraine Bees donated

3 years ago $150.00
In honor of The Bees

Yisroel C Vogel donated

3 years ago $18.00

Morris Mandel donated

3 years ago $100.00

Anonymous donated

3 years ago $50.00

Miriam Deutsch donated

3 years ago $50.00

Anonymous donated

3 years ago $50.00

Anonymous donated

3 years ago $50.00

Anonymous donated

3 years ago $100.00
In memory of Aviv Boaz
+ See more

Free Fundraising for Jewish Causes
  • 0% Commission
  • Easy 3 Minute Set Up
  • 24/6 Customer Service
Start Your Campaign Now

Popular Campaigns

Latest Campaigns

Guberman Family Emergency Fund: We just lost my wife. Please help our three devastated kids

Guberman Family Emergency Fund: We just lost my wife. Please help our three devastated kids
Verified campaign
Campaigns bearing the verified badge have submitted documents testifying legitimacy of their cause. The Chesed Fund has vetted these documents as authentic.

Hello, my name is Yaakov Guberman. My wife Bracha and I moved here to Israel from Russia in 2007. We settled in Ramat Beit Shemesh, I got work as an e

More Info >

ONLY 24 HOURS LEFT: RAV SHIMON GALAI’S BLESSING FOR YOUR CHILDREN - Help Impoverished Orphans Getting Married This Month

ONLY 24 HOURS LEFT: RAV SHIMON GALAI’S BLESSING FOR YOUR CHILDREN - Help Impoverished Orphans Getting Married This Month
Verified campaign
Campaigns bearing the verified badge have submitted documents testifying legitimacy of their cause. The Chesed Fund has vetted these documents as authentic.

"I was just a kid when we lost my parents. It was painful learning to live without them, becoming responsible for myself and siblings. Now that I'

More Info >

URGENT PIDYON SHVUYIM: Father of 4 Being Held in Polish Prison. If We Pay the Fine, He Can Come Home. PLEASE HELP

URGENT PIDYON SHVUYIM: Father of 4 Being Held in Polish Prison. If We Pay the Fine, He Can Come Home. PLEASE HELP
Verified campaign
Campaigns bearing the verified badge have submitted documents testifying legitimacy of their cause. The Chesed Fund has vetted these documents as authentic.

UPDATE June 12: Thank you to all our donors! The money is being wired to the Polish government and Avraham should be released in the coming days. We w

More Info >

ADD YOUR NAME HERE: The Gedolim Are Gathering To Pray For the Children of Klal Yisrael

ADD YOUR NAME HERE: The Gedolim Are Gathering To Pray For the Children of Klal Yisrael
Verified campaign
Campaigns bearing the verified badge have submitted documents testifying legitimacy of their cause. The Chesed Fund has vetted these documents as authentic.

Rosh Chodesh Sivan is here, and that means the continuation of a tradition which has taken place for hundreds of years: The recitation of Tefilas HaSh

More Info >

Sher Family Emergency Fund: We lost our dad, please help us survive

Sher Family Emergency Fund: We lost our dad, please help us survive
Verified campaign
Campaigns bearing the verified badge have submitted documents testifying legitimacy of their cause. The Chesed Fund has vetted these documents as authentic.

Hello my name is Tali   Two weeks ago, we lost my husband, Rabbi Dovid Sher a”h, father of our five young children, after a long and horrible

More Info >

We and our 8 Children Are Now Homeless

We and our 8 Children Are Now Homeless
Verified campaign
Campaigns bearing the verified badge have submitted documents testifying legitimacy of their cause. The Chesed Fund has vetted these documents as authentic.

Hello, we are the Barak family. Last week an electrical fire started in our home in the middle of the night … Baruch Hashem, we were able to get all

More Info >

Matisyahu family emergency fund: My kids lost their mom, now they're losing their home

Matisyahu family emergency fund: My kids lost their mom, now they're losing their home
Verified campaign
Campaigns bearing the verified badge have submitted documents testifying legitimacy of their cause. The Chesed Fund has vetted these documents as authentic.

Hello, my name is Avi Matisyahu. I am Baruch Hashem a father to 11 children, 7 still at home. We live in a 2-room apartment.   8 years ago my

More Info >
See more campaigns

Latest Donations

Anonymous donated

12 min ago $54.00
Help a mother of 6

Benjamin Sofer donated

22 min ago $12.00
Help a mother of 6
In honor of JB

Anonymous donated

33 min ago $72.00
Help a mother of 6
In honor of מיר געדענקען נאך ד תמימות פון אייך אלץ בחור, אשרי חלקך

Yosef Stein donated

41 min ago $18.00
Guberman Family Emergency Fund: We just lost my wife. Please help our three devastated kids
Campaigns bearing the verified badge have submitted documents testifying legitimacy of their cause. The Chesed Fund has vetted these documents as authentic.
In honor of Levy HaCohen ben Moshe, Rena bas Yosef Reuvain

Anonymous donated

1 hour ago €15.00
MITZVAS PIDYON SHVUYIM: My Husband is Being Held In Ukrainian Jail - Please Help Us Save His Life
Campaigns bearing the verified badge have submitted documents testifying legitimacy of their cause. The Chesed Fund has vetted these documents as authentic.

Isaac Greenstein donated

1 hour ago $100.00
YOUNG LAKEWOOD MOTHER WITH CANCER
In honor of Isaac Greenstein

Anonymous donated

2 hours ago $353.00
YOUNG LAKEWOOD MOTHER WITH CANCER

Karen Kashanian donated

2 hours ago $26.00
Sher Family Emergency Fund: We lost our dad, please help us survive
Campaigns bearing the verified badge have submitted documents testifying legitimacy of their cause. The Chesed Fund has vetted these documents as authentic.

Jonathan Ponder donated

3 hours ago $15.00
Sarah's Complete Refua
Campaigns bearing the verified badge have submitted documents testifying legitimacy of their cause. The Chesed Fund has vetted these documents as authentic.

Jacquelyn Dayton Berman donated

3 hours ago $18.00
HELP HIM BEAT BRAIN CANCER!

Elena Lourie donated

4 hours ago $10.00
HELP HIM BEAT BRAIN CANCER!
In memory of My beloved father Shoel ben Isroel

Anonymous donated

6 hours ago $180.00
ONLY 24 HOURS LEFT: RAV SHIMON GALAI’S BLESSING FOR YOUR CHILDREN - Help Impoverished Orphans Getting Married This Month
Campaigns bearing the verified badge have submitted documents testifying legitimacy of their cause. The Chesed Fund has vetted these documents as authentic.

Miriam Singer donated

6 hours ago $10.00
Only 40% Of The Tumor Is Gone! Let’s Fuel Her Fight For Life

Tammy Huttler donated

7 hours ago $100.00
Woman with Brain Injury Lives in Fear of Eviction

Rephael Baruch Elkaim donated

7 hours ago $60.00
Simchat Haregel last minute appeal! Help unfortunate Yidden come to Pesach with a smile!!!
In honor of לכבוד ידיד נפשי הרב הגאון החסיד המופלא רבי בנימין מרדכי הלפרין שליט"א

Anonymous donated

7 hours ago $100.00
YOUNG LAKEWOOD MOTHER WITH CANCER

Anonymous donated

8 hours ago $18.00
HELP HIM BEAT BRAIN CANCER!

Anonymous donated

9 hours ago $36.00
Guberman Family Emergency Fund: We just lost my wife. Please help our three devastated kids
Campaigns bearing the verified badge have submitted documents testifying legitimacy of their cause. The Chesed Fund has vetted these documents as authentic.

Anonymous donated

9 hours ago $36.00
YOUNG LAKEWOOD MOTHER WITH CANCER

Anonymous donated

9 hours ago $36.00
YOUNG LAKEWOOD MOTHER WITH CANCER

Anonymous donated

10 hours ago $8.00
MITZVAS PIDYON SHVUYIM: My Husband is Being Held In Ukrainian Jail - Please Help Us Save His Life
Campaigns bearing the verified badge have submitted documents testifying legitimacy of their cause. The Chesed Fund has vetted these documents as authentic.

Anonymous donated

17 hours ago $36.00
FAMILY IN MAJOR CRISIS. SINGLE MOTHER NEEDS HELP

תוציא יקר מזולל. כפי תהיה donated

18 hours ago $100.00
Help a mother of 6
In honor of משה זאב לאה לרפו"ש בקרוב

Anonymous donated

20 hours ago $18.00
Help a mother of 6

Anonymous donated

22 hours ago $18.00
HELP HIM BEAT BRAIN CANCER!

Anonymous donated

1 day ago £32.00
Kollel Hayim Shell Torah
In honor of Yonatan Menashe Eli ben Naomi

Anonymous donated

1 day ago £120.00
Only 40% Of The Tumor Is Gone! Let’s Fuel Her Fight For Life

V. G. donated

1 day ago $18.00
Help a mother of 6
In honor of Monthly charge 4 A mother of 6

Rephael Baruch Elkaim donated

1 day ago $60.00
Simchat Haregel last minute appeal! Help unfortunate Yidden come to Pesach with a smile!!!
In honor of לכבוד ידיד נפשי הרב הגאון החסיד המופלא רבי בנימין מרדכי הלפרין שליט"א

Reuven Fischer donated

1 day ago $100.00
FAMILY IN MAJOR CRISIS. SINGLE MOTHER NEEDS HELP

Anonymous donated

2 days ago $10.00
Guberman Family Emergency Fund: We just lost my wife. Please help our three devastated kids
Campaigns bearing the verified badge have submitted documents testifying legitimacy of their cause. The Chesed Fund has vetted these documents as authentic.
In honor of Hashem for all his blessings and his unconditional love and his unlimited chesed

Anonymous donated

2 days ago $10.00
Shlomo Yizchuk's life a stage 4 cancer patient in danger !!!
Campaigns bearing the verified badge have submitted documents testifying legitimacy of their cause. The Chesed Fund has vetted these documents as authentic.

Anonymous donated

2 days ago $118.00
YOUNG LAKEWOOD MOTHER WITH CANCER

Anonymous donated

2 days ago $180.00
YOUNG LAKEWOOD MOTHER WITH CANCER

Anonymous donated

2 days ago $2.00
Help a mother of 6
In honor of Wanna be add on your status

Joel Sontag donated

2 days ago $100.00
YOUNG LAKEWOOD MOTHER WITH CANCER

Sari Francis donated

2 days ago $36.00
YOUNG LAKEWOOD MOTHER WITH CANCER
In honor of Liluy nishmas r avraham yehoshua Heschel Ben yitzchak meir

Steven Goldburd donated

2 days ago $100.00
YOUNG LAKEWOOD MOTHER WITH CANCER

Anonymous donated

2 days ago $360.00
YOUNG LAKEWOOD MOTHER WITH CANCER

חברים דקרית טאהש donated

2 days ago $55.00
Help a mother of 6
In honor of .ונתנו. זאל ה' העלפן גראדערהייט

Nathaniel Vogel donated

2 days ago $180.00
YOUNG LAKEWOOD MOTHER WITH CANCER
In honor of Mark Neuhauser

Meir Feldman donated

2 days ago $100.00
YOUNG LAKEWOOD MOTHER WITH CANCER
In honor of My neighbors A&L G

Anonymous donated

2 days ago $100.00
YOUNG LAKEWOOD MOTHER WITH CANCER

Anonymous donated

2 days ago $100.00
YOUNG LAKEWOOD MOTHER WITH CANCER

Anonymous donated

2 days ago $500.00
YOUNG LAKEWOOD MOTHER WITH CANCER

A.Z. Wolf donated

2 days ago $1,800.00
EMERGENCY HELP FUND

Elfit Sarafian donated

2 days ago $30.00
HELP HIM BEAT BRAIN CANCER!

Rephael Baruch Elkaim donated

2 days ago $60.00
Simchat Haregel last minute appeal! Help unfortunate Yidden come to Pesach with a smile!!!
In honor of לכבוד ידיד נפשי הרב הגאון החסיד המופלא רבי בנימין מרדכי הלפרין שליט"א

Avi Herbstman donated

2 days ago $180.00
Sarah's Complete Refua
Campaigns bearing the verified badge have submitted documents testifying legitimacy of their cause. The Chesed Fund has vetted these documents as authentic.

Yael Rubinfeld donated

2 days ago $500.00
YOUNG LAKEWOOD MOTHER WITH CANCER
+ See more

How does TheChesedFund.com work?

TheChesedFund.com is a revolutionary and easy to use platform for any Orthodox Jewish cause to raise funds quickly. SImply follow these steps and your campaign will be well on it’s way to reaching tens of thousands of potential donors across the globe!

Step 1: Create a free account on TheChesedFund.com

Step 2: Start your campaign

Step 3: Accept donations

Does TheChesedFund.com take a commission on funds that are raised?

Nope! TheChesedFund does not collect commissions on donations unlike other crowdfunding sites. The platform is free to use and we do not charge a commission to any fundraiser.

The only fee that fundraisers pay are the credit card processing fees (If you know a way around this, please email us at Support@thechesedfund.com)

We rely on users like yourself to donate to The Chesed Fund so we can continue helping others in need.