Poverty (27)

Action for Post-Soviet Jewry

Action for Post-Soviet Jewry (APSJ) works with Jewish communities in the former Soviet Union. They have an active Adopt-a-Bubbe program in over a dozen Jewish communities in eastern Ukraine and also work with communities in Belarus and Moldova. APSJ currently provides assistance to 1,500 Jewish pensioners in Ukraine – mainly food and medicine. Additionally, they also ship donated clothing and shoes to communities in Ukraine and Moldova.

American Friends of Meir Panim

American Friends of Meir Panim’s mission is to alleviate and diminish the harmful effects of poverty on thousands of families across Israel by supporting a range of food and social service programs aimed at helping the needy with dignity and respect, including Restaurant-Style Soup Kitchens, meals-on-wheels, school lunch programs, prepaid food card distribution, vocational training and after-school clubs for at-risk youth.

Chicago Chesed Fund

For over a quarter of a century, we have remained committed to helping Jewish families in need throughout metropolitan Chicago by providing immediate assistance. With over 40 programs and services, including a food pantry, eviction prevention, emergency loans, and job placement, we provide vital assistance to over 4,000 individuals a year.

Children’s Aid and Family Services

Children’s Aid and Family Services preserves, protects and, when needed, provides vulnerable children and families.

CLICK NGO

CLICK is a pioneering model of social entrepreneurship for the third age in Israel that improves the quality of life of retirees via the development of social, cultural and vocational initiatives
“SAVI” Social Business Enterprise – An Entrepreneurial Vocation Center that employs elderly in a variety of occupational options in a workshop that creates craft kits and gifts for sale. The enterprise provides dignified employment for the aged and improves their socio-economic situation.
“Hod” Leisure Center – A unique afternoon and evening center for the 60 + age group with at least 10 multi-disciplinary community services operated by seniors including lectures, workshops, sports, cultural, educational and art activities
Community Centers –Vital services that maintain active independent living such as a nursing service, hairdresser, catered hot meals, washing service, social work counseling, social, cultural and educational activities
Holocaust Survivors – A social community center as well as financial support.
Virtual Technology Center – Prevents social isolation among senior homebound who suffer from situational loneliness following a stressful change in life by linking them to a virtual network via an internet conferencing service enabling two-way communication.
Click le Vatik at Home- Integrating volunteers into the homes of housebound seniors, once a week

CUMAC

CUMAC feeds people and changes lives, while working to alleviate hunger and poverty in Passaic County and northern NJ. Their programs provide individuals with life’s basic necessities. The food pantry feeds over 2500 people annually; and the Depot receives, stores and distributes about 2 million pounds of food to 40 partner feeding agencies. The Community Food Coalition works with 20 pantries to broaden CUMAC’s feeding outreach. The Community Closet provides disaster relief to those in need while our permanent supportive housing offers homes to individuals struggling with disabilities and homelessness. Lastly, Pathways to Work provides critical job training skills.

Dental Volunteers for Israel (DVI)

Dental Volunteers for Israel (DVI) operates a free dental clinic in Jerusalem for disadvantaged children and youth-at-risk. Children treated at the clinic range from 4 to 26 years old and come from all the diverse backgrounds represented in Jerusalem, including Ethiopian, Palestinian, Ultra-Orthodox and Secular Jewish Israeli children and youth. The children receive all the necessary preventative and restorative dentistry which they would not otherwise be able to afford. DVI never requests payment for any treatment. Mrs. Trudi Birger, a Holocaust survivor, who saw children’s care as her goal in life, established DVI in 1980. The clinic is operated by dentists from around the world who volunteer for periods of 1 – 2 weeks. D.V.I. treats some 50 poor children per day, most of whom are arriving for the first time in their life to a dentist, and some are even in their teens. They receive their first toothbrush and learn how to keep their teeth healthy throughout their lifetime. Dental Volunteers for Israel is proud to be a unique organization providing approx. 1,000 free treatments monthly.
We also provide free dentures to Holocaust Survivors and needy elderly aged 71+.

Elijah’s Promise

Elijah’s Promise harness the power of food within our job training curriculum, community garden programming, social service assistance to individuals and families, community focused nutrition classes, social enterprise food businesses, and community food systems advocacy.

For decades, Elijah’s Promise has worked with the community and listened to their needs to build programming that address needs. Everyday they strive to do more to change lives through the power of food – that is the promise to the Greater New Brunswick community.

Eva’s Village

The mission of Eva’s Village is to provide care and support for people who are struggling with poverty, hunger, homelessness, and addiction. Eva’s Village provides a recovery-oriented community of supportive services which include food, shelter, addiction and mental health treatment, childcare, job training, medical and dental care, and housing.

​Through 36 years of service in the Paterson community, Eva’s has established a unique record in helping individuals struggling with poverty, addiction, and mental illness. Our organization has grown from a simple soup kitchen into one of the most comprehensive and respected providers of treatment, recovery and supportive services in New Jersey.

Family-to-Family, Inc

Family-to-Family, Inc. is a grassroots nonprofit 501(c)(3) hunger and poverty relief organization dedicated to providing food, personal hygiene products and other basic life essentials to American families struggling with the challenges of poverty.

By connecting donors one-to-one with specific families in need, Family-to-Family’s mission is to bring a large and seemingly intractable problem – poverty – into personal focus, making proactive, attainable results possible…one family at a time.