The Cadena Foundation is a Jewish non-profit, non-governmental organization specializing in the prevention of and assistance during emergencies around the planet, helping directly the affected communities. The Foundation is built around the Tikkun Olam values, which talk about surpassing indifference and taking responsibility whenever possible. Their views preach viewing the entirety of mankind as one united family and asking yourself what you can do about the disasters and problems others are facing.
Adopt-A-Savta pairs young adults with lonely elderly. It’s a Community of ‘Grandchildren’ Adopting Lonely ‘Grandparents’ across Israel. Working off of the Big Brother/Big Sister model, young volunteers “adopt” a grandmother or grandfather that is in need of love and attention for weekly visitations. The goal is to train as many volunteers as possible and to connect these two communities; young adults seeking to make meaningful contributions with intergenerational contact, and the lonely elderly in need of warmth and connection while we still are blessed with the presence of this holy generation (SDG-10).