Despite the chaotic ups and downs that COVID 19 continues to generate, Israeli schools are scheduled to open right on time, September 1st. But because of COVID 19, thousands of families can no longer afford the schools supplies that their children will need.
Israel’s unemployment rate due to the crisis is still at an all time high. Parents who were consistently providing for their families and never experienced need, have been thrown into new territory, finding themselves unable to pay their rent, cover their utility bills, and in many cases, even put basic foods on the table. In other homes, where poverty has always been a fact of life, the situations have become even worse.
As the summer winds down and preparations for the school year begin, terrible pressure is growing for these families, as the expenses for school supplies only add to the daily cost of living they simply can’t afford.
They may seem like simple items, but new school supplies significantly affect the emotional well being of a needy child. When kids watch their peers unload brand new backpacks full of crisp, clean notebooks and sharp pencils while they unpack used, hand-me-down school supplies from a worn bag, their self esteem plummets as their embarrassment soars.
You can meaningfully alleviate this phenomenon by contributing to Yad Eliezer’s Back to School Campaign. With your support we’ll be able to help provide brand new items to kids who are in need. Working with the Chanan stationery and office supply chain, we’ve purchased gift cards at a 15% discount, which are being distributed to struggling families.The assistance makes a tremendous difference: it relieves one of the heavy burdens parents are shouldering, and enables children to walk into the classroom with brand new school supplies -- and feelings of pride and dignity.
Join us as we bring relief to countless families in time for the school year.
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