Lauren with her daugthers Alex and Mauri
Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, and Hadassah Hospital. “Visiting our projects has left a very strong imprint; it reinforced what I felt, and magnified it significantly,” says Lauren.
Visiting our projects has left a very strong imprint; it reinforced what I felt, and magnified it significantly.
When asked if any one CHW project is special to her, Lauren jokes, “I’m conflicted, don’t ask me to pick one child.” Each project resonates uniquely with her and Sam, “when we make donations that haven’t been specifically directed we do so because we really believe that the value gained far exceeds the dollars donated (return on
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investment), and if we are able to contribute in whatever way we can, we are benefitting on such a broad base.” It is not only children that are benefitting from donations, but also their parents and families. Lauren continues, “they are all favourites, because they all reach high standards to support what we, the Board of Directors, have agreed upon as our critical mandates at the time for each individual initiative. We are educating, healing and providing opportunity for the future of Israeli society.” When asked what she has received from giving to CHW, Lauren speaks of a sense of satisfaction from helping others, and her capacity to act as an agent of change through leadership and mentorship. “As a Woman of Valour I am very grateful to be able to support the impact of CHW in Canada, and Israel. It’s clear that through our link to this strong and enduring organization I have joined with others around the globe, we are furthering the health and welfare of Israel and her people.”