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Here is the latest news from the Spafford Children's Center as well as details of our current fundraising activities.

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American Friends of the Spafford Children’s Center – Winter 206 newsletter

The holiday season brings a tradition of open hearts and generosity. At the Spafford Children’s Center, the need for services continues to exceed available resources.  Your gift to the SCC will offer hope to children and families who endure hardship throughout the year. The Spafford Children’s Center makes a real and measurable difference in the […]

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A great new way to raise money with purchases you’re making anyway on Amazon. Click on smile.amazon.com/ch/27-1974827 and log-in to Amazon in your usual way – Amazon will then donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to American Friends of the Spafford Childrens Center Fund whenever you shop on AmazonSmile. So please spread the word […]

Friends of the Spafford Children’s Center – Autumn news 2016

Confidence and self-esteem are the foundations on which a child builds a healthy life. A lack of self- confidence can cause many issues later in life. Palestinian children living under occupation find themselves and their family frequently regarded by the occupiers as people of little worth. Children see their parents and siblings mocked and humiliated […]

American Friends of the Spafford Children’s Center – Fall 2016 Newsletter

The Spafford Children’s Center is fortunate (and unusual in the Old City of Jerusalem) to have a secluded and large outdoor area where children can run around and kick a ball.  Read why this is so beneficial for children who are affected by overcrowded living conditions and a lack of play space in the AFSCC’s fall newsletter. […]

Friends of the Spafford Children’s Center – 2016 summer newsletter

The Spafford Children’s Center (SCC) is as much needed today as it was back in 1925 when Bertha Spafford Vester set up an orphanage in her former Old City home. The demand, ninety years ago, for support and help for marginalised mothers and children has only continued to increase. Read stories about children we’ve helped […]

Dr. Jantien Dajani reflects on the changes during her 40 years at the SCC

**The American Friends of the Spafford Children’s Center – Spring 2016 Newsletter**  While searching through the archives of the Spafford Children’s Center, Dr. Jantien Dajani found herself reflecting on the profound changes she has seen during her 40 years at the SCC and its predecessor institution, the Spafford Children’s Hospital. Download the newsletter below to […]

Friends of the Spafford Children’s Center – 2015 Christmas newsletter

“As the soil, however rich it may be, cannot be productive without cultivation, so the mind without culture can never produce good fruit.” Seneca, Roman philosopher C1 AD Read about the current focus on education at the Spafford Children’s Center, an update from our Bethany clinic, this year’s summer camp and stories from children we’ve helped […]

American Friends of the Spafford Children’s Center – Fall 2015 Newsletter

All children rejoice in the fun and games of summer, but children and families from conflict affected areas particularly relish the respite, as 70 boys and girls, ages 6 to 13, discovered during the Spafford Children’s Center (SCC) summer camp. The Fall Newsletter from the American Friends of the Spafford Children’s Center explains how we […]

Friends of the Spafford Children’s Center – 2015 summer newsletter

On December 6th 2014 the Spafford Children’s Center and American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA) signed a partnership agreement for the implementation of a two year “East Jerusalem Health and Education Project” which is funded by the Margret A Cargill Foundation.  The main purpose of the project is to improve the health, education and well-being […]

American Friends of the Spafford Children’s Center – Spring 2015 Newsletter

  Read about how we help address the unmet health needs of children and families in the West Bank through our Bethany Clinic. The Spring Newsletter from the American Friends of the Spafford Children’s Center.  

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