Several factors have contributed to Efrat's very low overhead.
The Director of Efrat Dr. Eli Schussheim, a well-known surgeon in Israel, runs the organization entirely on a voluntary basis. Most of the office work, in our one and only office in Jerusalem, is done by Sherut Leumi - National Service volunteers.
How is Efrat Funded?
Efrat is funded entirely by private donations and does not enjoy any government funding whatsoever. More than half of our budget is raised through donations in Israel, with the rest coming from abroad. Our annual budget of about 3 million dollars supports about 3,000 pregnant women in distress, saving their 3,000 children from abortion. Thus the average cost of saving a child, by providing financial and social assistance to the mother, is about $1,200 per child.
What investment could be better than saving the life of a child?
Consider how your ONE contribution accomplishes so MANY vital goals:
Saving the lives of Jewish children and their descendants
Strengthening the State of Israel and the Jewish People demographically
Giving the greatest gift of life...children!
What "Giving" could be greater?
Note: All the money contributed on our contribution page goes directly to
Israel to help mothers and their children. Efrat has no paid staff or
office outside of Israel. The American Friends of Efrat has no office or
paid staff. The American Friends New York city address is the home of a
volunteer. There is no secretary to answer your call on the 1-800 since
this too would be an overhead expense. Messages which are left on the 1-800
# are retrieved and returned from someone calling from the Efrat office in