Holidays In Hunger
1,000,000 Children in Israel Will Have No Happy Holiday Memories
Many of us cherish memories of our families’ Passover Seder, beginning a new Jewish year with joy over Rosh Hashana, cheesecake on shavuot, and building the family Sukka in the back yard. Nice clothing and special recipes added to a festive atmosphere that many of us will never forget. In Israel today, though, over 1,000,000 children are growing up without happy holiday memories.
For those barely managing to put bread on the table, holiday expenses can spell crisis. Holidays cost more because meals are expected to consist of more than watery soup and a few sandwiches. Holidays cost more because even the daughters of the poor want to wear pretty dresses on the Holidays. Holidays cost more because these special occasions are supposed to mean more.
Yad Eliezer wants to enable every Jewish family to celebrate the holidays with joy and dignity.
Yad Eliezer's Solution
Holiday Aid for Over 10,000 Families
Since 1989, Yad Eliezer has been privileged to help create happy holiday memories for some 10,000 poor families in Israel before major holidays every year. Partnerships with local neighbourhood charity funds in Israel allow Yad Eliezer to distribute vouchers for chicken, meat, and other foods as well as shoes and clothing on an as-need basis.
Holidays are also a special time for Yad Eliezer patrons – Passover, Shavuot, Rosh Hashana and Sukkot holidays make your donation go further with matching programs. $100 quickly doubles, triples, and quadruples into $400 and more as communities and individuals throughout the Diaspora join to help the poor of Israel celebrate the holidays.
For Pesach 2011, Yad Eliezer distributed a record amount of over $1.4 Million before the chag. Let's make 2012 even better!
Give a child in Israel happy holiday memories – donate to the Yad Eliezer Holiday Fund today!