Please read the letter below from Barry Gladstein, a supporter of The HACAC who is going to Israel with donations and supplies for families that have been affected by war and terrorism near the Gaza border.
My name is Barry Gladstein. I cannot put into words the immense impact ministry work has had on my life. From 2002-2008 I made 10 trips to Israel in collaboration with the Hands of Mercy ministry. On each these trips, I brought an extra suitcase full of new clothes, baby formula, and money. I cannot express the satisfaction my soul received from being able to give in this way. For this, I am forever grateful.
I recently received a newsletter from Israel describing how families in the town of Sderot are in dire need of provisions. This town is only a short distance from the Gaza border, and due to its proximity, it has been hit with rockets from Gaza. In the newsletter, I read about one family in particular with 12 children that needs extra care and assistance. Since my last trip in 2008, I have been focused on myself and providing for my family, but I now realize it’s time I go back and give once again. My plan is to collect money and supplies for the families in need, and travel back to Israel to hand-deliver them myself. With this in mind, I’m returning to Israel from July 30 through August 9, 2015.
I am writing this letter to request your support to provide me with donations to bring to the families and children who have been affected by the acts of war and terrorism in Sderot. I will be covering the costs of my travel and I will be bringing donations of my own to provide to the families. Anything additional you are able to donate to The Healing and Creative Arts Center for this campaign will go straight to the families in need. I will be collaborating with Hands of Mercy once again, whose supporters are already on the ground in Sderot, which will make it possible for me to identify the families who are most in need. In addition to monetary donations, I am hoping to bring new clothes of all sizes, toothbrushes, baby formula, and other necessities, which Hands of Mercy will help me to distribute to the families who need them most.
Your financial help will be deeply appreciated both by myself and by the families I’ll be able to assist with your donations. Thank you for taking the time to read about my dream and helping it become a reality.
To learn more about the great work Hands of Mercy is helping to facilitate, you can reach them at 011-972-8-661-2716 or www.israel-handsofmercy.org.
To learn more about the amazing work of The Healing and Creative Arts Center, you may call 561-373-4697 or visit them at www.healingandcreativearts.org. I would like to say thank you again to The Healing and Creative Arts Center for sponsoring this project for the families in Israel.
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Thank you in advance for your generous support with this campaign. Donations given through the form below will be applied to the fundraiser for Kyle Malcolm. Please read his letter here:
Greetings friends. My name is Kyle Malcolm. Im currently incarcerated in Palm Beach fl...please dont quit until you read my entire story!! I have struggled with problematic behavior since I was 5 years old.Ive been in and out of trouble, seen every Psychiatrist, Therapist, Drug Counselor, etc to try and determine why a boy/man with such a good heart cant manage to avoid trouble.
I had been improperly diagnosed with Bi Polar Disorder, Mania, Schizophrenia, ADHD, etc for 20 plus years. The Drs saw something called Central Auditory Receptive Disorder...but according to them it was a secondary condition brought on by something else. So they searched on...medicated me heavily, and were stymied by the lack of success. During this time I naturally gravitated to the drug crowd as they accepted my behavior and didnt judge. (I have a 3 year old daughter ill discuss later)
Now dont let me act the role of victim here...i had numerous arrests due to burglary to support a drug habit that had gotten to the point of no return.... right up until I overdosed and cheated death by a fraction of an inch and that gets me to where i am now. My new Dr has pinpointed the Central Auditory Reception Disorder as the root of all of my struggles. I have been clean 3 months now and im staying that way. That leads me to my request for assistance from you...My trial is coming up shortly and my attorney is very familiar with Central Auditory Receptive Disorder. The attorney feels very strongly that If he handles it I will be able to get out of jail and go to a 2 year rehab/retraining facility in Orlando fl near my daughter. The attorney needs 10(ten) thousand to represent me in this matter and we are sadly short 2500....This rehab facility not only gets addicts clean but also trains us in life skills needed to survive in the world without substances, such as social, economic, and vocational training. My family and friends are tapped out as we have exhausted every possible avenue prior than having to push our pride aside and seek help from the public.
If I were you id be asking why I should send money to help a junkie that will just do it again.....a very valid emotional response....I understand. This is the last time i will be in trouble folks...God has touched my heart through my 3 year old daughter Chloe in a way i never imagined possible...my only goal is to complete this training and rehab so that I can be the father i need to be for my daughter.She needs me to be a strong example in her life and by the grace of God i will do just that. She deserves it...ill get there.
I have never asked for help from family or friends before and i certainly never sought out God cleanse my heart and this is how my friends and family knew i was dead serious about turning this ship around. For those that donate or any of you for that matter please include your email address as i will be sending monthly updates on my and Chloe's progress.
You have the ability to save a life and assure another by helping me get to where i need to be and I truly thank you from the bottom of my heart for even considering it.
May God Bless You and your families.
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