MyIsrael raises funds and awareness for a rigorously vetted group of “under-the-radar” charities across Israel that are all doing amazing work with vulnerable communities.
These organisations are run by teams of dedicated people on a mission to do good and help people in desperate situations, turn their lives around. The causes vary from helping elderly people, Ethiopian-Israeli families, cancer patients, youth-at-risk, disabled adults and children, homeless people and more. The people receiving help from MyIsrael’s charities are almost always experiencing huge financial hardship and often struggling to put food on the table. MyIsrael was quick to respond to the COVID-19 crisis, offering support and advice to their partner charities to help them continue to successfully support their vulnerable communities during confinement.
Like so many small charities, MyIsrael reported a 16% drop in their fundraising income in 2020, while the needs of their causes increased dramatically. The Scheinberg Relief Fund has enabled MyIsrael to increase its fundraising and marketing capacity in 2021, to help the charity to secure increasing financial support in the short-, medium- and long-term.
Funding from the Scheinberg Relief Fund was also used by MyIsrael to provide emergency relief to 14 under the radar non-profit organisations across Israel.
Monthly food packages and food vouchers were provided to 7 organisations (Bet Sehan Food Bank, Crossroads, Family Nest, Forgotten People Fund, The Garage, Kickstart, Hama) supporting over 5,700 vulnerable individuals (including the elderly, single-parent families and the homeless) between May and July 2020, and over 3,000 people from October to December 2020. 10 organisations received financial support to purchase essential PPE to comply with safety protocols and to keep staff, volunteers, and clients safe.
Click, an organisation working to improve the quality of life of retirees through social, cultural and vocational initiatives used funding to provide 4,000 activity kits to keep their beneficiaries stimulated during the period of confinement and to ensure more of its members could access activities remotely while its centres remained closed or until they felt comfortable returning to face-to-face activities.
Funds provided to Building Hope, an organisation which has been supporting families living in poverty for over 25 years by providing urgent home repairs and social care assistance, facilitated emergency repairs at the homes of 31 homes seniors and holocaust survivors. And, funding was allocated to HAMA, a leader and pioneer in the field of Animal Assisted Intervention, to cover the cost of caring for their rescued and rehabilitated animals.
A thank you from a family who received food vouchers:
“The support we received made it possible for us to equip ourselves with the basics and get through this difficult period with dignity. It strengthens the feeling of the love and connection between human beings.”