The New Course Charity Foundation was formed in 2007 to help at-risk, Israeli youth re-join the mainstream population and become productive, caring and engaged citizens. The organization was founded by Michael Edrei with Yafa Arbel and Zviíka Hess - all of whom are Israeli Air Force (IAF) veterans and lifetime friends. It operates in Israel under the name of Knafaim (Kna-fa-yeem), hebrew for Wings.
Until recently, all of the New Course Charity's activities were funded by its founder. No government or public funding was sought or used. Today, generous donations from private individuals in Israel and the US, are helping to broaden and extend the reach of this valuable program. The entire operation continues to be staffed exclusively by volunteers, who accept no monetary compensation for their time or personal expenses.
U.S. activities are operated from a space donated by The Meecorp Group LLC, at no cost.
The New Course Charity Foundation is a U.S. 501(c)(3), not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization. All contributions are tax deductible.
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