Straight to the South

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The South of Israel is under attack. Hundreds of needy Israeli families who live in the South are unable to continue buying enough food for their loved one.

We've created this campaign in order to: 

1) Cover the credit lines of needy families in grocery stores, so that they are not in debt next time they come to buy food in these stores. Such families do not have checkbooks or credit cards; they only use credit lines given to them by grocery owners, who usually block their credit lines after they've bought for 100 USD in one month.

2) Buy food vouchers for needy soldiers who serve in the Search & Rescue Unit of the Homefront Command of the IDF. This unit is called every time a rocket hits a target in Israel. Many soldiers serving in this unit come from under-priviledged families in the South. 

How the funds are distributed: 

Arik, volunteer reservist in the Search & Rescue Team, works with a social worker in Ashkelon to identify the most needy families and soldiers who will receive the funds. Together, Arik and the social worker go the these grocery stores and personally cover the credit lines of these families. Next time these families return, they will be able to buy groceries without the fear of debt.

Libbie Snyder, Communication Manager at Conduit Israel, controls the funds received and transfers them directly to Arik. 

Jennifer Gutman, who holds a Master in Counter-Terrorism from the IDC in Herzliya, is fundraising in the US.

Shira Kaplan, MBA in Banking and Finance, is fundraising in Switzerland.

All four of us have worked together for ten years on Israel advocacy through the David Project in Boston and through Harvard Students for Israel. 

Please help us support these families!

Thank you, 

Arik, Lib, Jen & Shira
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Food vouchers purchased and kids' camp in the North to take a break from the bomb shelters in South...
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Thanks to your incredible support, we've exceeded 20,000 USD in donations!

This is how we've used your heart-warming donations:

· 48,400 shekels on food vouchers for needy families and soldiers (These vouchers can be used to buy food as well as clothing and other basic necessary supplies)

· 10,000 shekels on paying off needy families’ food debts at local grocery stores in Ashkelon (one of the hardest-hit cities in the south)

· 5,000 shekels on sending children from the south to a summer camp in the Beit She’an valley in northern Israel, so they can enjoy the summer vacation without being cooped up all day in a bomb shelter.


While the conflict has halted for the time being, we will continue, with your help, to do good by helping needy families and children from the South, who are now gradually going back to their homes and to their day-to-day lives.

Please spread the message and help us raise more!

We will be working closely with social workers to support families and newborn babies in the South of Israel.

THANK YOU!

Yours,
Arik, Lib, Jen & Shira
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Thanks to your incredible support we've managed to raise over 16,000 USD!

So far, we have completed the purchase of 40,000 Israeli Shekels' worth of food vouchers, all of which were given to the neediest families and soldiers living in Southern Israel, near the border with Gaza.

We cannot thank you enough for your contribution, and we ask you to continue spreading the message so we can continue to make an immediate impact in giving food vouchers "Straight to the South"!

Yours,
Arik, Lib, Jen & Shira
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Thank you for your continued support! Thanks to you, the battalion commander of the search and rescue unit has given out 6 full envelopes of food vouchers to the neediest soldiers in the unit!

Please spread the message to your friends and help us reach our campaign target so we can help more soldiers and families. Yours, Arik, Lib, Jen & Shira
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