Who We Are: Meet Yad Eliezer
Yad Eliezer is Israel's Largest Poverty Relief Agency. We Make a Difference. So Can You.
Yad Eliezer began in 1980 in the kitchen of the Weisel family of Jerusalem. They prepared a food basket for a neighbor who could not feed her children, and were soon delivering monthly food baskets to hungry families. Yad Eliezer has now grown to encompass nineteen primary economic and social service programs that impact tens of thousands of individuals.
Yad Eliezer's scrupulous management and cadre of over 12,000 volunteers enables the organization to maintain limited overhead and administrative expenses. Indeed, over 96% of funds raised go directly to needy families. This achievement has earned Yad Eliezer the coveted "4-Star Exceptional" rating from Charity Navigator, which rates organizations based on how effectively and responsibly they utilize donations, and to what extent the charity is growing in terms of programs and services.
Yad Eliezer's mandate is to help families cope with financial difficulties and to empower them to break through the cycle of poverty and achieve self-sufficiency. Thanks to job training and other assistance, many families who were recipients of Yad Eliezer's food programs are now donors to Yad Eliezer. All this is made possible through the donations of caring individuals around the world – individuals like you.
Facts and Figures 2009
Over 100,000 People Receiving Help From Yad Eliezer
Over 20,000 Families Receiving Yad Eliezer Aid
$24 Million Yad Eliezer’s Annual Budget
96.3% Given Directly to Those in Need
3.7% Overhead Costs
40,700 Food Boxes Delivered (that's well over 100,000 cans of tuna!)
13,000 Yad Eliezer Weddings Made To Date
$1,403,133 in Chicken and Market Vouchers Distributed By Yad Eliezer During The Holiday Periods
19 Yad Eliezer Programs
Over 12,000 Yad Eliezer Volunteers
Over One Million Dollars of Goods and Services Donated to Yad Eliezer for the Poor
Over 2,000 Malnourished Babies Fed By Yad Eliezer Monthly
Nearly 100% Yad Eliezer Job Training Retention Rate