The rain has come, and with it, the cold. Strong winds and frigid air easily penetrate the drafty windows in uninsulated Israeli apartments. Moisture makes its way through leaky ceilings and even through the walls. For poor families who lack basic cold weather essentials, there is nowhere to go for relief. And as the season progresses, it will only get worse.
When there's no money for even the barest of daily necessities, these families often choose between buying their children an item of warm clothing or food. At night, they huddle together under thin, shared blankets. By day, they come to school without boots, hoping their friends won't notice their cold, wet feet in rain-soaked shoes. Or the same patched sweaters they always wear instead of coats. When it's really cold, some kids can't go to school at all.
Winter is simply a time of anxiety and dread for the needy. So Yad Eliezer must step in.
Our Winter Warmth Campaign works to improve the lives of impoverished Israeli families across the country, by keeping them warm. The need is greater than ever so we've ordered 6,000 children's winter coats (at a cost of $18 each) 8,000 quilts ($12 each) and 600 heaters ($53 each) which will make a big difference. But we cannot do this without you.
Your help will light up a child's face as she/he puts on a new, warm coat. It will make a mother's day as she plugs in a radiator with which to heat her home. It will make a family's nights bearable as they sleep under new, warm blankets. These items seem simple. But they are life altering and bring unbridled joy to those who need it most.
Because of your generosity, last year we distributed 4,500 thick winter coats and 8,000 heavy blankets to families in need. This year we hope to distribute even more!
The Almanos Fund helps widows in need, who still have children at home, with costs ranging from daily living expenses to medical treatments and weddings for their kids. Help us alleviate some of their pain by lightening some of their burden.