Israel Poverty Relief: Meet Yad Eliezer


Yad Eliezer is one of Israel's Largest Poverty Relief Agencies. 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. Soon, they were 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.

Our scrupulous management and cadre of over 12,000 volunteers enable us to maintain limited overhead and administrative expenses. 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 empower them to break the cycle of poverty and achieve self-sufficiency. Thanks to our job training program and other forms of 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 2018


♦ Over 100,000 people receiving help from Yad Eliezer
♦ More than 20,000 families are helped
♦ $50 Million Yad Eliezer’s annual budget
♦ 96.3% given directly to those in need
♦ 3.7% overhead costs
♦ 4 Star Charity Navigator rating for the 6th consecutive year
♦ 73 cities in Israel assisted by Yad Eliezer programs
♦ 72,880 Food Boxes delivered (that's well over 100,000 cans of tuna!)
♦ 15,000 Yad Eliezer weddings made to date
♦ Over 2,000 soldiers received holiday assistance from Yad Eliezer
♦ $1,403,133 in chicken and supermarket vouchers distributed by Yad Eliezer during the holiday periods
♦ Over 20 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 3,000 malnourished babies fed by Yad Eliezer monthly
♦ Nearly 100% Yad Eliezer Job Training retention rate
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