Each year, thousands of families with sick family members also face crushing financial burdens. Between medical treatments, time off from work, and additional expenses, many families simply cannot meet their daily living expenses, much less facilitate costly international treatments.
Chaim V’Shalvah focuses on both the short and long-term solution. Not only do we provide much-needed respite for the patient and their families, (who very much share the pain of the ill family member), but we also enable the patient to access Davos’s healing air at the Etania House, which has been medically proven to promote recuperation.Renew Revive Rebuild
Currently, to enable the premises to be used for 8 months to support camps, individuals, children and families, skiers can rent accommodations at the Etania House (Zentrum Haus) for four months during peak skiing season. This generates an annual income of approximately CHF 200-250,000.
However, the operations of Chaim V’Shalvah, using the Etania facilities, presently cost in the region of CHF 450,000, which presents deficit of approximately CHF 250,000, leaving no funds for any further refurbishment or to replace capital expenditure.
Our job is never done. The communal areas, synagogue, and heating system, to name a few, still need refurbishing. By upgrading the Etania House’s current facilities, Chaim V’Shalvah’s annual income can generate additional funds to significantly decrease the yearly deficit, enabling us to continue changing lives of so many people.
Etania’s old wiring & plumbing desperately need updating. With your help, this essential restoration can be completed in a timely, efficient manner, so our facilities can re-open as quickly as possible in time for another healing season in Davos.
In a brilliant endeavor to generate more funds for families in need, Chaim V’Shalvah - Etania rents its accommodation on the 6th floor to skiers during the winter months. With your help in refurbishing the rooms, profits can be doubled every year.
With an improved entrance and dining area, guests can have a comfortable place to rest from the moment they arrive. Adding seating and lounge options in the lobby, as well as updates to the dining room, can help improve the experience tremendously.
Built in 1852, the Etania Synagogue welcomed Jews from around the globe. Over the years, the synagogue fell into disrepair, a shadow of its former glory. But with your help, we can restore this to the splendour it deserves.
Having renovated 7 full and 5 mobile kitchens, we see the difference it makes to the children, having home-cooked meals. We now have 9 kitchens left to refurbish and with your help, more families and children can feel at home during their long stay.
Presently there are 60 bedrooms with only 24 bathrooms. If each bedroom would have a bathroom en-suite, this would attract more skiers during peak season, increasing proceeds to be used towards operational costs for children and families in need.
Most of the year, temperatures in Davos are below freezing, and our current heating system is long overdue for replacement. Smart energy systems can keep our guests warm and significantly reduce heating costs, leaving more funds for the families.
With all the complexities involved in coordinating a trip to Davos, we at Chaim V’Shalvah work tirelessly to ensure that we can provide each family with the maximum conveniences, so they can feel as welcome and comfortable in the Etania House as they do in their own homes.
That’s where the generosity of people like you makes all the difference in the world. With your donation – you can give our guests the gifts that will make them feel at home.
|Outdoor Play Area||1||CHF 5,000||DONATE|
|Commercial Washing Machine||3 @ CHF 1650||CHF 4,950||DONATE|
|Commercial Dryers||2 @ CHF 2250||CHF 4,500||DONATE|
|Curtains||60 rooms @ CHF 250||CHF 15,000||DONATE|
|Food Processor||5 @ CHF 425||CHF 2,125||DONATE|
|Assistant Kneading Machine||5 @ CHF 320||CHF 1,600||DONATE|
|Sledges||25 @ CHF 110||CHF 2,750||DONATE|
|Toys / Art equipment / Books||Ongoing||CHF 2,500||DONATE|