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Israel’s Soaring Poverty Rate Underscores Vital Work of the Israel Tennis Centers

An alarming report issued recently by UNICEF revealed that child poverty in Israel increased to a record 35.6% of its total child population, ranking it fourth among nations in the developed world. Entitled "Children of the Recession: The Impact of the Economic Crisis On Child Well-Being In Rich Countries", the report also indicated that Israel has the highest rate of young adults aged 15 - 24, 30.7%, who are not in education, employment or training.

These daunting statistics point out the need for organizations like the Israel Tennis Centers, empowering over 20,000 children throughout Israel with critical life skills that will enable them to succeed as adults.

ITC programs go far beyond helping children become better tennis players. The real focus is becoming better human beings, prepared to meet the serious challenges that lie in front of them. Through its social impact programs, a wide range of children are served, including youth at risk, immigrants and children with special needs, from autism and ADHD to Down Syndrome as well as those with developmental and physical disabilities. The game of tennis also brings together children from different backgrounds in peaceful coexistence, promoting understanding, cooperation and friendship on and off the court.

Please consider making a contribution today to the Israel Tennis Centers Foundation to combat the growing poverty epidemic. Click on the Donate Now button below to reverse this trend and help make a positive difference in the lives of thousands of Israeli children.


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Overview of the Centers

What began as one Center in Ramat Hasharon has expanded into a network of 14 Centers spanning the country from Kiryat Shmona in the North to Beer Sheva in the South.

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The Israel Tennis Centers Foundation (ITC) has received a 4-star rating, the highest possible, from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent evaluator of not-for-profit organizations. This exceptional rating indicates that the ITC outperforms most other charities in America, adhering to the highest standards of governance and other best practices, and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way.

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