OHEL Takes Fund Raising to New Heights
Rappel down a 20 Story Building for OHEL... Do You Dare?! Join Over the Edge!
On May 20th, OHEL Childrenâ€™s Home & Family Services will be the first Jewish organization to hold an exhilarating â€śOver the Edgeâ€ť event. Friends and supporters of OHEL have the chance to display their commitment and dedication to OHEL, and display some courage too, by raising money to rappel more than 20 stories down the side of a building.
Those who go Over the Edge at the Heritage Capital Group building in Newark New Jersey, will enjoy a beautiful 360 degree view of the Manhattan skyline from the roof before rappelling down the building from the top to the ground.Â
All proceeds will support the children and families of OHEL, and will help OHEL children with disabilities, OHEL foster care children and children in OHELâ€™s Domestic Violence Shelters.
â€śSo many organizations do the â€śthonsâ€ť, said Robert Katz, OHELâ€™s Chief Development Officer. â€śWe do as well, through our terrific TEAM OHEL events. But OHEL wanted to get ahead of the curve, and create an event that no other Jewish organization had done before. We learned about Over The Edge from organizations like Make-A-Wish and Special Olympics, and decided to literally reach for the skyâ€ť.
It will be a day full of excitement, giveaways, and food, and it is sure to be an invigorating event for all participants, regardless of whether they decide to rappel over the building or not- just watching fellow thrill-seekers go over the edge will be a heart stopping adrenaline rush! OHEL is offering a special â€śChickenâ€ť Fee to just stand and watch, if thatâ€™s all you can take.
OHEL corporate sponsors include The Heritage Capital Group, Century 21 Department Stores, and Newark's Robert Treat Hotel. For more information or to register, visit www.oheldoyoudare.org or contact Laurie at Laurie_Szenicer@ohelfamily.org or 718-686-3316.
Since 1969, OHEL Childrenâ€™s Home and Family Services has served as a dependable haven of individual and family support, helping people of all ages surmount everyday challenges, heal from trauma, and manage with strength and dignity during times of crises. Driven by service excellence, OHELâ€™s professional staff meet the myriad social service needs of the general community, while at the same time providing culturally-sensitive services to the Jewish community, including Yiddish, Hebrew and Russian speakers. Through highly-rated foster care, developmental disability, mental health, and other programs and services, OHEL provides supportive housing, treatment, care coordination, education, outreach and much more to elevate lives and strengthen individuals and communities in New York City, Long Island, New Jersey, Florida, California and worldwide on the web. David Mandel is the CEO of OHEL.