With two million Israelis living in poverty (National Insurance report 1/21) and 31.7% of Israeli children, Israel Relief Aid wanted to help. At the end of every school year in Israel, a list of books and supplies for the upcoming year is distributed so that children can arrive with all their new gear.
When a family is living below the poverty line, it means that paying basic living costs is already too hard.
Rent, property tax, utilities, dues, food. They are lucky if they can afford the basics. However, if there is any expense other than those, it just isn’t going to happen. School books and supplies fall into the non-essentials category.
Israel Relief Aid’s July project was to provide a backpack full of school supplies for each child in three poverty neighborhoods – two in downtown Tel Aviv and one in Beer Sheva. Because of all of you, we reached our goal!
With your help, we are boosting their chance for success to make it out of the poverty cycle! Thank You!