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Chana Bernstein

Founder & CEO

"He who saves a life, saves the world."
"He who saves a life, saves the world."

SARET Charitable Fund - A Unique Story

 Thirty years ago, a small group of human-needs conscious friends established SARET Charitable Fund to memorialize the lessons learned from the death of a 2-year-old Wheaton child, Saret Yann, who suffered from, and died as a result of, Aplastic anemia.

 The economic challenges facing her impoverished family while their child was fighting for her life were a reminder that not-for-profit organizations were and continue to be needed to assist those families financially during such a crisis.

 SARET Charitable Fund was established to accomplish exactly that mission and to support families during hard times. A special disability fund was added in 2005 to help families enduring chronic illness and loss of employment.

 To meet the needs of these desperate families, SARET needs your help.  Please check us on our website: www.SARET.org.  SARET is run by volunteers and interns, and over 90% of the donations it receives go directly to support our clients economically.

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Our Mission

To prevent homelessness and hunger in the western suburbs of the Chicago-land area and to provide hope when hope seems impossible, to restore dignity to individuals or families facing a current economic and life crisis as the organization seeks creative tools to help move the family toward economic stability.