Mission: To eliminate poverty in low income families in Israel by mobilization of resources (human and material); to develop a local and national grassroots network whose aim is to provide food and emergency relief to a minimum of 2,500 families weekly and educational enrichment to 1,000 children and youth aged 6-18, and pre-vocational training for youth aged 15-18 weekly, as an alternative to street life; and to provide bread and other basic staples on a daily basis at greatly reduced costs or no cost to those who
Geographic areas served: Israel
Programs: Yad Ezra V'Shulamit provides 2,500 weekly food parcels and over 12,000 parcels for the holidays; clothing, furniture and emergency relief to severely disadvantaged families in Jerusalem and in ten locations in the northern and southern peripheries of Israel. Goals:
To eliminate poverty in low income families/ neighborhoods/communities by mobilization of resources, both human and material
To break the cycle of poverty, one child at a time.
To develop a local and national network whose aim is to offer food supplements, clothing and emergency relief such as ovens, refrigerators, blankets, heaters and monetary assistance to 2,500 families
To advocate anti-hunger laws in Israeli legislature
I work for the Jerusalem branch of Yad Ezra v'Shulamit. The staff, both paid and volunteers, put their all into this organization. They work hard to help those in need by providing food, clothing and school supplies for children, and helping the breadwinners of the family find jobs so they can support themselves.