Exclusive Interview with Tony Martin by Chava Yelloz, editor
When a gentleman with five daughters reads about 103 Israeli girls who have suffered from traumas such as abandonment, neglect, abuse, and loss of parents due to terrorism or illness, a red flag goes up! Mr. Tony Martin of New Zealand has a very sensitive spot in his heart for orphans and widows, so when he wanted to find a good cause to help, the Lev LaLev Fund touched his compassionate chord.
Parents of 5 Daughters relate to Girls’ Needs
The Martin Family, L-R, Lisa 20, Alina 16, Tony and Toshiko, Tasha 11, Nikita 7, and Emi 17
The Martins are deeply committed to and involved with local youth and young adult groups in their community. The “Tribe” group that Tony Martin is associated with is geared to teens up to 18/19 years old. Get togethers include hearing speakers share stories with examples of strong moral values that are both enjoyable and comforting. As a result of these events, valuable life lessons are learned and enduring friendships are formed.
Besides the Tribe youth group, Tony also gave his time and energy to another assembly of young adults called “The No Spin Zone.” This ‘older’ group of mature young people gathers for interactive conversational meetings where political, religious and social beliefs are discussed and debated. Specific subject matter is open and often guest speakers are invited to facilitate the spirited talks. Only recently did Tony step aside from his duties in this group to be involved in other avenues of a charitable nature.
“We always intended that these prints would contribute in some way for the good of others and we think the Lev LaLev organization is a very worthy cause.”