Throughout the winter the Heart Of Israel collective fund will be raising funds to donate warm clothing, food, heaters and other necessary items to Holocaust survivors and elderly in Israel.
In Israel, winter is on our doorstep. With it, freezing temperatures easily penetrate uninsulated apartments with drafty windows and leaky ceilings, giving poor elderly people who lack basic cold weather essentials nowhere to go for relief. In unheated homes these people suffer through frigid nights under thin, penetrable blankets with minor heating systems in their homes.
We are working with key organizations in our fund who specialize in elderly care and who will personally deliver the donated items to the people on the ground to make sure we can HELP as much as possible.
Today in Israel, there are approximately 200,000 Holocaust survivors and a third of them live in poverty. Many of them, like many other Holocaust survivors worldwide, are spending the last years of their lives fighting bureaucracies to get benefits they’re entitled to from the suffering they endured during the Holocaust. Many don’t even know what rights they have and have a difficult time navigating the system and above that, struggle for day-to-day survival.
The Warm Up Winter Campaign aims to get a jump on the bitter, biting cold now and help impoverished Holocaust survivors and elderly across the country get through the winter safe and warm. The need is greater than ever and we must provide vital winter relief by distributing 4,500 warm coats (at a cost of $18 each), 8,000 quilts ($12.50 each) and 600 heaters ($53 each)
to people across the country. But we cannot do this without you.
We urge you to participate in this crucial drive to restore dignity and keep our elderly safe and secure this winter.