Every year, thousands of impoverished Israelis struggle to feed their families. The dedicated team at Yad Eliezer works tirelessly to alleviate that struggle and combat poverty in Israel. The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles is proud to support.
Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) April 04, 2017
Passover is fast approaching with Jews across the world preparing to celebrate with their families. Yet in Israel, with more than 21% of the population including 775,500 children living beneath the poverty line, a family celebration can be beyond their reach. Even the costs of basics such as matzah, grape juice, eggs, fruits and vegetables is beyond their reach without philanthropic help.
Yad Eliezer is the proud recipient of a generous grant from the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles helping us meet our goal of distributing over three million dollars in nutritional aid to families in need as the holiday approaches.
Thousands of orphaned children and 750 widows will receive generous stipends to insure that they can purchase the necessary foods and clothing to allow them to celebrate the holiday despite their personal losses. 2,500 IDF soldiers from disadvantaged backgrounds will be able to come home like heroes with vouchers to purchase holiday essentials for their families at local supermarkets. 750 divorced single mothers won’t need to carry the burden of providing for their children alone, with the help of Yad Eliezer and the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles, they too will be able to make their holiday purchases with food vouchers - the very same types of vouchers that are distributed as gifts by employers, such that nobody needs to know how dire their financial circumstances are.
Marvin I. Schotland, president & CEO of the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles, reflected on this, “Every year, thousands of impoverished Israelis struggle to feed their families. The dedicated team at Yad Eliezer works tirelessly to alleviate that struggle and combat poverty in Israel. The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles is proud to support Yad Eliezer’s vital work by helping them provide additional food and resources to Israeli families at Pesach.”
Sori Tropper, who works at American Friends of Yad Eliezer shares, “As passover approaches, part of my way of expressing my gratitude for the freedoms I enjoy is to share with others in need. I’m grateful to the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles and to all of our partners who help us put smiles on the faces of needy children and contribute so much to the joys of the holidays by providing food.”
Established in 1954, the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles manages more than $1 billion of assets entrusted to it by over 1,300 families. The Foundation partners with donors to shape meaningful philanthropic strategies, magnify the impact of giving, and build enduring charitable legacies. Over the past 25 years, The Foundation has distributed over $1 billion in grants to thousands of nonprofits across a diverse spectrum.
Yad Eliezer was founded on the premise that every Jew in Israel is entitled to a life of dignity, self-reliance, and self-respect. Established in 1980 with the single objective of delivering monthly food baskets to hungry families, Yad Eliezer has grown to encompass nineteen economic and social service programs that impact on the lives of over 18,000 families each year.