YAD EZRA INC

Rating: 4.89 stars   27 reviews

Issues: Food

Location: 2850 W. 11 Mile Rd Berkley MI 48072 USA

Mission: In addition to providing free groceries to needy Jewish families, we serve members of the greater community through donations of non kosher grocery items to Gleaners Community Food Bank of SE Michigan, agencies in emergency situations, and any family in need at least one time.
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Rating: 4 stars  

This organizations serves a very special population of kosher-oberservant Jews in the Oak Park, Berkley and Southfield area. The volunteers work to make every clients experience one of dignity. When circumstances are reversed, several clients become new volunteers themselves. It is a smooth process and the clients help themselves to groceries, fresh fruits and vegetable, basics such as sugar and flour, and even fresh poultry when it is available. The Executive Director and the Board make efficient use of resources and are well regarded in the communities they serve.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

With great care and loving support Yad Ezra welcomes those in need. The volunteers reflect the concern and respect for its clients that they deserve. It is a happy and productive place to put time and energy in to. It's a 5 Star organization! Best, Norine

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

being a contributor and seeing the good work Yad Ezra does in a dignified, caring and supportive manner. Norine

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

A great organization. They feed the needy, with little fanfare. Give generously, and often. There are homeless and hungry families all year long, not just at the holidays.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

they are local, committed to local families, and use the donations locally without a lot of overhead.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

assure that no family in the Metro Detroit area went hungry.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

Tried to give 5 stars, but website wouldn't let me. I am a former volunteer and now an active donor. We were married in April 2008 and we listed 3 non-profits for our guests to give tributes in our honor. Many gave to Yad Ezra, and we were overcome with joy from that tzedekah. Please think of Yad Ezra and third party donations, as we did! I gave money from my successful moving sale also! They let me send one check for many cards and they keep tabs as I request tributes! That is user friendly to do via email! They do a great job of sending tribute cards with the donations. Lea and the others understand this. The need is immense for funding, they showed us how they stretch the dollars to the max. Thank you YE. Laraine D. Farmington Hills, Michigan

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

give larger quantities to the clients and feel secure with their budget.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I am a donor and I tried to assist as much as I can. I send checks for food basically and shelter. I very involved with the food program.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

I did not meet anyone but I did talk over the phone. very kind peple and not pushy at all.

Ways to make it better...

they contact synagogues here and rabbais and place their programs at the entrnace of the shul , in the papers section/brochures, and get the people be more participant.

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One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

first of all it is a very well run orghanization that maximizes the moneys raised for the benifit of its recipients. The service people are warm and responsive as well as devoted. The organization also gives young people of varied backgrounds the opportunity to learn the joy of giving and the need for comiting to help others.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

sweet and careing

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-5-01

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