It’s the Second Annual Laugh Your Heart Out!

Join executive board member Nile Lundgren and the SACH Young Leadership Group for an evening of comedy at New York hottest new Comedy Club, The Stand, on Thursday, May 8 at 8pm (click here and check out what happened when we laughed our hearts out last year).

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General admission tickets (which includes one free drink) are available for $75 and VIP tickets (which includes a one hour open bar at the comedy club before the show) are $100. But for a limited time, early bird general admission is available for just $50 and VIP for $75!

We are also offering a premium VIP tickets for $500 which includes a table for four plus a bottle and a light bite for you and your guests.

Tickets are limited, so get them before they sell out. Click here now to enjoy the show!

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Thanks to the generosity of owner Paolo Italia and the entire team at The Stand, we will be raffling off two tickets during the performances to an upcoming show at the club! 

In addition to an amazing lineup of comic stars, everyone is welcome to stay after the show and enjoy the official after party with your favorite SACH team members and participating comedians!

We look forward to seeing you at our second annual Laugh Your Heart Out this May! Be sure to RSVP on Facebook and invite all your friends to join you in support of SACH!

- The SACH Young Leadership Group 

Ethiopia Celebrates SACH!

On Saturday, March 8, the Save a Child’s Heart DC Young Professional Committee hosted the Caring Hearts Gala at the Embassy of Ethiopia in our nation’s capital for the second year in a row!

Over 200 individuals attended the gala, and the event helped to fund-raise over $10,000 to help Eliyas Mekonin Zewude, an Ethiopian teenager in need of pediatric care.  

The special evening included cocktails, Ethiopian food, music and performances in celebration of SACH’s new partnership with Black Lion Hospital in Ethiopia.  

Ethiopian Embassy Public Affairs Minister Wahide Belay, SACH U.S. Executive Director David Litwack, and SACH Board Members Jeffrey Hoffman and Ori Reiss provided remarks.  

The event was sponsored Ethiopian Airlines, Danya International, GlobalNet Services Inc. and ZAAF Collection. The event even received notable coverage in the Washington Diplomat and Voice of America.  

We look forward to teaming up with Ethiopian Embassy again next year. And in the meantime, check out all the photos from the event on our Facebook page!

- The SACH-DC Young Professionals Committee

SACH Salutes The Troops!

As a member organization of the Council of Young Jewish Presidents, the SACH Young Leadership Executive Board is pleased to invite you to join us at the Seventh Annual Jewish Community Pre-Memorial Day event on Wednesday, May 21 at the The Jewish Center (131 West 86th Street, between Amsterdam and Columbus).

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Join CYJP event co-chair and Executive Board Vice President Melissa Jane Kronfeld, along with SACH members, volunteers, supports and friends as we salute American troops at this official Fleet Week Event.

This year’s keynote speaker, Rear Admiral Herman Shelanski (USN), is one of the most important Jewish voices in the military today, and his speech, “Admiral’s Log: A Jewish Sailor’s Journey”, is not to be missed! 

Following the ceremony join the CYJP and SACH in the Jewish Center’s action center, where you can enjoy refreshments and show your
support by making care packages for service members! 
Please consider bringing donations of individual-sized snacks (nuts, dried fruits, trail mix), DVDs, and non-working cell phones.

Doors open at 6:30 PM and the ceremony starts at 7:00 PM. The Action Center will open at 8:00 PM. This event is family friendly, and free and open to the public, so we hope to see you there!

RSVP on Facebook or share the online event link!

- Melissa Jane Kronfeld and the SACH Young Leadership Group

US YLG Coordinator Vists SACH House

On March 23 at 9 am, I was invited to watch an open heart surgery performed by Save A Child’s Heart doctors in Israel including Ethiopian surgeon Dr. Yayu and Israeli Dr. Lior Sasson.

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The damaged heart belonged to Demerisi’s, a six year old from Tanzania. By 1 pm the same day, Desmerisi became one of the 3000 children saved by SACH.

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There are few decisive moments in life and the hardest part is to identify them in order to change yourself  accordingly. I knew that becoming a SACH member would not be a regular job, but a mission and a full time commitment.

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Saving children is only one part of the amazing project that SACH undertakes every day since 1996. SACH gives more than a second chance; SACH allows people from developing countries to empower themselves - SACH allows communities to be bridged, culture to be shared, goals to become one, and religions to unite.

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In the next upcoming months, SACH teams from around the world will come together at several occasions to increase the awareness and raise the necessary funds to pursue its amazing initiatives. 

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I am so proud of all the work that SACH is doing and I hope to make a positive difference by contributing to this tremendous task. My trip to Israel reminded me how small I am, but mostly how, sometimes, in trying to save someone’s else life, you end up, saving yourself.

To all the teams around the world… Thank you, and toda raba!

- Caroline Culliere, U.S. Young Leadership Coordinator

2014 Marathon Team Application Now Open!

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Love to run? Love Save A Child’s Heart? The YOU are ready to be part of the 2014 SACH New York City Marathon team! To learn more, or to join the team, click here.

And in the meantime check out out what happened at last year’s marathon here.

We look forward to running our heart out with you this November!

- The SACH Young Leadership Group

SACH Sipped and Starred in DC!

On February 11, NOVA Tribe hosted, Sips & Stars: A Benefit for Save A Child’s Heart! NOVA Tribe, an organization devoted to providing innovative programs to young professionals in Northern Virginia, started their night by boarding a bus that became their own traveling cocktail reception where attendees enjoyed a glass of wine and made their way over to the David M. Brown Planetarium in Arlington, Virgina.

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Attendees were treated to a presentation by Steve Davis, a local aerospace engineer and entrepreneur, as well as a show by the planetarium staff.

The event was followed by a happy hour at Carpool Restaurant. The program was very successful, with over 50 people in attendance and hundreds of dollars raised for Save A Child’s Heart! 

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We are so looking forward to our next SACH-NOVA Tribe collaboration in the near future!

Jennifer Chemel, Stacey Miller and the SACH-DC Young Professionals Committee

New York YPC Hosts Second Annual Melt Your Heart Out!

On Tuesday, February 4, the SACH-YPC in New York hosted the second annual Melt Your Heart Out chocolate extravaganza - our signature Young Professionals pre-Valentine’s day party!

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A signature chocolate drink and a swirling chocolate fountain made this year’s event an even bigger success.

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Held at the swanky Time Hotel in the heart of the city, SACH volunteers and supporters partied the night away.

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YLG Chairman Michael Littenberg-Brown took a moment to talk to the crowd about the lives that are saved as a result of their support of events like these.image

And YPC co-chairs Rina Nisman and Karina Kaufman thanked the crowd for their support.

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Sponsor Tumbador sold exquisite truffles to guests, while our very own Dr. Jon Zember wooed the ladies with chocolate roses - with all the proceeds going towards our annual Give Your Heart Out Campaign!

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Love was in the air as at this truly a special event and we cannot wait for next year! In the meantime, check out all the photos on our Facebook page!

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- The SACH-New York Young Professionals Committee

SACH-U Hosts V-Day Benefit in New York!

On February 27, over 500 college students and young professionals gathered to celebrate a belated Valentine’s Day and save some children’s hearts!

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There were lots of goodies for our guests, including our 2014 edition SACH Valentine’s shot glasses, as well as SACH bracelets and amazing raffle prizes!

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Romance was in the air as everyone partied the night away under the gorgeous red lights at Suite 36.  

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The event raised over $15,000 and was a huge success. It brought friends together and sparked some romances as well!

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Looking forward to an even more incredible fifth annual Valentine’s Benefit in 2015!

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And we thank you for your continued support!

- The SACH-Univeristy New York Team

Profiles in Leadership: Jade Lewin

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Age: 25

Hometown: Melbourne, Australia

Education: Bachelor of Health Science, Monash University; Masters of Occupational Therapy Practice, Latrobe University

Occupation: Student

SACH Position: Chair of Young Leadership Group, Australia; full time volunteer, SACH children’s home.

Why I joined SACH: I spent five weeks as a full time volunteer at the SACH house in 2010 and fell in love. I have since returned as a full time volunteer twice; for a month in 2012, and a month in 2013-2014. I am constantly filled with a sense of pride and admiration for the organisation, and for the people involved. Regardless of what is going on in the world politically, or the cultural and religious barriers that exist, everyone is working together to achieving the same goal - saving a child’s life. The Save A Child’s Heart house is filled with laughter, music and joy, with the children constantly on your tail for a hug or for their favourite song. The mix of language, food and culture that fills the SACH house means that when I am there, I feel like I could be anywhere in the world.