Fighting Israeli Poverty in a Pandemic

When you give to Federation’s Annual Campaign, you help Israeli children and their parents escape the vicious cycle of poverty. Afikim, one of our Israel & Overseas partners, provides Israeli families with the tools to help end poverty though a unique, comprehensive, education-centered approach. And the organization has made significant headway even amidst the challenges of COVID-19. Below, Director of Donor Relations Miriam Grotsky reports on Afikim’s impressive accomplishments. 

We at Afikim are pleased to report that during the COVID-19 pandemic, our organization was able to provide crucial aid to families most affected by pandemic-induced hardship. Within only six weeks of lockdown, we provided 500 families with over 430,000 nis (approximately $120,000) worth of grocery vouchers; 270 educational materials for distance learning; nearly 500 toys, workbooks, and pieces of sports equipment; 250 food packages; and nearly 90 electronics, including internet hookups and cameras. Throughout the crisis, our staff, volunteers, participants, and supporters consistently provided support for one another, offering a shoulder to lean on. It is truly heartwarming to know that in times of crisis, just as in times of normalcy, we are always able to rely on one another. 

Click here to learn more about Afikim’s life-changing work. 

Photo courtesy of Afikim