Philanthropy is more than the giving of money; it is about the creation of partnerships and our partnership with Aleh has helped build this wonderful new facility that will enable disabled children to receive specialist care.
(PRWeb UK) July 20, 2010
The new wing will offer Israel’s most disabled children an unsurpassed quality of life, with opportunities for education, rehabilitation and social activities within a medically safe environment.
Ruth Parasol DeLeon, founding member of the Bonita Trust's International Advisory Board, explained the Trust’s participation with the following words: “Philanthropy is more than the giving of money; it is about the creation of partnerships….and our partnership with Aleh has helped build this wonderful new facility that will enable disabled children to receive specialist care in the uniquely warm and loving environment that Aleh is so good at providing."
The recent Grand Opening Ceremony began with a tour of the newly built High-Dependency Ward, part of a 3-floor expansion to Aleh Jerusalem’s current facility. A plaque commemorating Bonita’s donation towards disabled children in Israel was unveiled, and representatives of the Trust mingled with the many extended members of the Aleh family including Israeli government officials and ministers (who made the project a national concern) as well as representatives from Foundations and Trusts from all over the world, including Gibraltar, Switzerland, Israel, Panama, the U.S., London and Russia; The highlight of the evening was the arrival of President of Israel Shimon Peres, honoured guest speaker. Mr. Peres spoke of the smiles and joy that Aleh brings to the faces of its children. He added that he is proud to be associated with Aleh and its mission of building a better future for these children and all of Israeli society.
Notes to Editors
The Bonita Trust is an independent philanthropic trust established under Gibraltar law in 2004 by a subsidiary of PartyGaming Plc. prior to its London Stock Exchange flotation in 2005. Bonita’s grant-making is guided by its International Advisory Board whose first member was Ruth Parasol DeLeon.
Since inception, Bonita has committed over £7.5 million to charitable programs in the areas of education, health and entrepreneurship by working in partnership with communities worldwide. Building on the digital expertise of its own heritage and by leveraging new technologies and Internet-based solutions, the Trust works closely with charities on the development of their websites and online communication in order to further their reach and aid their fundraising.
Bonita has focused the majority of its charity funding in Gibraltar, the United Kingdom, Israel and India but is also interested in answering some of the key global challenges facing society to make the world a better place.
For more information on the Bonita Trust, see http://www.bonitatrust.org
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