More affluent families in Israel continuously and generously donate clothing. Our volunteers sort them, hang them, arrange them by size, and help identify the families who are in the greatest need. Those who desperately need these clothes, should not have to go through piles of clothes in garbage bags, but should receive the gifts with dignity.
For the needy, many daily pressures are often exacerbated by poverty and the stress that comes with it. Consequently, despair and depression is common among disadvantaged families. To prevent the materialization of this widespread problem, caring volunteers and professionals are sent to provide moral and emotional support. Over the years Karmey Chesed has proved successful in this area and has helped countless needy across Israel.
It’s hard to imagine Jewish families without enough food on their table, but the occurrence is far too frequent. Families who seem financially stable on the outside don’t have basic food – bread, rice, milk – to feed their families. Often embarrassed to go to a soup kitchen or turn to public assistance for help, Karmey Chesed usually hears about these dire situations from caring neighbors or friends, and we step in. To save them from the shame of standing on line at a soup kitchen, our dedicated and discreet volunteers regularly deliver well-stocked food baskets to the doorsteps of needy families. Our food packages maintain the health and lives of the needy families.
The threat of having basic utilities such as electricity, water, gas or telephone cut off is a reality for too many families, furthering hampering the daily functioning of these families. When alerted to such situations, Karmey Chesed steps in to pay the bills, preventing further suffering..