October 2009: Cornerstone ceremony for the new children’s home

The corner stone ceremony for the new Children’s Home of Save a Child’s Heart took place today . The ceremony was attended by Mr. Motti Sasson, Mayor of Holon, Mr. Yoram Cohen, Save a Child’s Heart Chairman, Save a Child’s Heart board members worldwide, Ovadiah and Dolores Cohen, parents of Save a Child’s Heart founder Dr. Ami Cohen, the medical team, donors and supporters to the project.

The ceremony was held at the location of the new home in Haviva Reik Street, in the city of Holon, Israel City of Children.

Construction of the Children’s Home has been made possible thanks to the generous support of Legacy Heritage Fund, a New York charitable foundation; the Ganz Family Charitable Foundation, a Canadian foundation; the Save a Child’s Heart Endowment fund in memory of its founder Dr. Amram (Ami) Cohen z”l and the Dutch foundations KidsRights and Wilde Ganzen.

The new children’s home will provide Save a Child’s Heart with the required space for the growing number of children participating in the program and be perfectly tailored for the program’s needs. The new home is planned to be 800 sqm and will be able to accommodate up to 250 children annually. It will include a separate indoor playroom for the children and an outdoor playground as well as a room for the movement and dance therapist working with the children.

The new home will be located in the Municipality of Holon and will also be situated in closer proximity to the Wolfson Medical Center, ensuring easier transit back and forth from the hospital.