A year has passed since the tragic death of our dear son Leiby. With the approach of the first anniversary of his death on July 1st,
comes deep reflection upon an innocent life cut so short. The
pain surrounding our loss is more tangible than ever, as we vividly recall
the final agonizing moments of Leiby’s short lifetime. With his yahrtzeit upon us, the struggle to comprehend and cope with this tragedy gets increasingly stronger. The Leiby Kletzky Memorial Fund was formed as a way to bring solace to all and ensure his memory would live on. The Fund is dedicated to helping families that are facing medical, tragic, or other urgent crises.
Leiby Kletzky Camp Fund, a division of the Memorial Fund was organized to protect children from abusive homes. Children that come from abusive or troubled homes are often neglected and forced to fend for themselves. These children are confused and distressed, not knowing a carefree youth or feeling the affection of someone close. They face a constant threat of danger, at the place they call home and at the hands of the very people who are supposed to love and protect them. For these unfortunate children, summer camp is a safe haven - a desperately needed respite. For these children camp is not a luxury, but an absolute necessity that literally changes their lives.
For these kids, summer vacation isn’t just freedom
from school, homework and tests.
It is freedom from abuse, isolation and neglect.