Celebrities in Support of CCOC

Our premier event is the annual Children at Heart Benefit Gala and Celebrity Auction, held in New York City. We are fortunate to have the support of many celebrities who have chosen to join us in this lifesaving mission.

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Why Children of Chernobyl?

We’re the only non-profit organization that evacuates children from the radioactive Chernobyl region and provides them with critical medical care, new homes, and excellent educations.
Immediate Concern

Immediate Concern

The sarcophagus built around the reactor is in disrepair and threatens another nuclear disaster.

Unimaginable Circumstances

The rate of pediatric cancer in Belarus is 200 times the world norm.

Rescue Missions

Our organization has saved thousands of children on 99 rescue flights out of the affected region and into Israel

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Harvey Kaylie of blessed memory

It is with deeply felt sadness that the Chernobyl children and the Staff and Board of Chabad’s Children of Chernobyl mourn the passing of their dear friend and kind benefactor Harvey Kaylie, OBM.

The glow of Harvey Kaylie’s compassion and kindness was a beacon of light that brought hope and caring, warmth and help to all four corners of the Jewish universe. Harvey’s philanthropy touched and benefited Jews from every walk of life and geographic area.

Together with his wife Gloria, Harvey supported and founded rehabilitation facilities, camps and villages in the United States and Israel to help children and adults with disabilities. Together, they supported many educational institutions in Israel and the United States and dedicated much effort to give former IDF soldiers the opportunity for higher education.

For 2,878 Chernobyl children, Harvey and Gloria were a lifeline of hope that saved them from the poisonous environment of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster and provided them a home and a healthy future in Israel.

All of us at Chabad’s Children of Chernobyl, especially the children – many today young adults with children of their own - are forever grateful the life-saving kindness that Harvey bestowed on us.

On behalf of all Chernobyl children, staff and board members we extend our condolences to our dear, Gloria Kaylie, and to the entire Kaylie family.

May they be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem, and may only goodness and kindness follow them in all their days.
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