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Israeli Disabilities Charity Wins Rotary Club International Award for Tolerance

December, 2012 – Beit Issie Shapiro, Israel’s leading disabilities organization, has been awarded the Rotary Club International Award for Tolerance.

The award is presented annually by volunteering organizing Rotary Club International. The award was accepted by Beit Issie Shapiro’s founder Naomi Stuchiner at a conference held last week in Haifa.

The Rotary Club said the award was to recognize “years of work in improving the lives of people with disabilities and their families, for the development of educational and therapeutic services for people in need, for tireless efforts towards social change, and for innovation and leadership in supporting people with disabilities and their families across all sectors in Israel, in the home and the community.

Executive Director Jean Judes said, “Beit Issie Shapiro is delighted to accept this award which ends a record breaking year for us, in which we were also named Israel’s most effective not-for-profit, and disabilities adviser to the UN. In the coming year, we will continue working towards greater integration for children with disabilities and hope to launch further innovations to make their lives easier and those of their families.”