NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Woodbridge Group of Companies, LLC Charitable Foundation, the charitable arm of the group of real estate-focused financial companies, today announced donations to ALEH Negev Nahalat Eran Rehabilitation Village and the Gary Sinise Foundation.
“I am proud to partner with both of these charities, whose meaningful missions have been championed by strong, passionate leaders,” said Bob Shapiro, CEO of Woodbridge Group of Companies. “Woodbridge will continue to give back around the world, making a difference to those most in need.”
Woodbridge donated $25,000 to the ALEH Center and $20,000 to the Gary Sinise Foundation. This builds on the $250,000 already given to other philanthropies in the past year.
The ALEH Center is an innovative village for young adults with severe physical and mental disabilities. At the campus in southern Israel, participants are given the opportunity to live rich and productive lives within a safe environment. The center was created in 1982 by Major General Doron Almog, former Commander-in-Chief of the Israeli Southern Command, who wanted to create a place for his son Eran. Due to his contributions to the community, Almog has been acknowledged for a number of awards including The Israel Prize for Lifetime Achievement & Special Contribution to Society and State in 2016, the Presidential Award for Volunteerism in 2014, and he was also chosen as one of the most 100 Inspirational People in Israel in 2013.
The Gary Sinise Foundation was created in 2011 to honor American defenders, veterans, first responders, and their families through programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen, and build communities. Among the flagship initiatives is a custom smart home building project for severely wounded veterans, which provides them with a safe, specially equipped place to live. Gary Sinise, most famous for his portrayal of Lt. Dan Taylor in the landmark film Forrest Gump, has been supporting troops for over 30 years.
In the past year, Woodbridge has helped organizations worldwide including The Bailey Baio Angel Foundation, The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, among others.
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