We need your help for our crucial matching opportunity!
HOLIDAY PROGRAM FOR IDF SOLDIERS
Every year American Friends of Yad Eliezer partners with a N.Y. based foundation in an extraordinary matching program, transforming the holidays from a time of anxiety to a time of celebration for impoverished IDF soldiers-of which there are thousands.
With the High Holidays quickly approaching, our program is in full swing and we are once again working as urgently as possible to bring relief to 3,000 of these soldiers!
In order to do so, we must raise $250,000. If we do, our partner will match that amount to $500,000, which will be distributed to needy soldiers throughout Israel in the form of supermarket gift cards. Half a million dollarswill bring enormous relief to soldiers who would otherwise be unable to purchase holiday foods including chicken, wine, produce and other essentials for their families’ tables.
The ripples of the health crisis and all its ramifications are still being felt, and have only increased the poverty in homes of needy soldiers. Months of extended unemployment have further devastated their situations, whether their own parents lost minimally paying jobs, or they, as breadwinners, became jobless themselves. They need our help.
Join us as we bring relief to thousands of IDF soldiers this High Holiday season.
Together we can get their new year off to a promising start.
Take a look at the impact your help can make:
“I must touch base with you about the vouchers you gave us-me, my wife and children. I just wanted to tell you that-really-all the purchases we will be making for the holidays this year, will be made with these coupons. They are truly helping us. My wife had just asked me, "How will we be able to go shopping, how will we be able to afford food for the chag? We can't go further into debt..." Thank G-d I am proud to have the privilege of being an IDF soldier...your help is like a miracle from above. Thank you very, very much. I really have no words." -Uriel K., IDF soldier