Krembo Wings: Youth Group Like No Other
K“rembo Wings” is an Israeli organization for children with special needs where each child is “wrapped” personally with love, care, and the belief that they can spread their wings and fly.
Krembo Wings was founded in 2002 by Adi Altshuler, then a 16-year-old girl, and Claudia Koby, the mother of Kfir, a three-year-old boy with Cerebral Palsy (CP) after Adi began to volunteer as Kfir’s big sister. They currently operate 55 branches across Israel, and welcome more than 1,500 young people with disabilities aged 7-21 from all ethnic, religious and socio-economic backgrounds. Activities are carried out with the assistance of over 3,800 able-bodied youth counselors, aged 14-18, who learn the value of volunteering and leadership. Besides the weekly activities, Krembo Wings operates a summer camp for children with special needs, their families and youth counselors.