Donating to charity can be seen as one way in which the rich can reduce their guilt on societal inequality by trying, however little, to address on the gap between the rich and the poor. There are also situations where charities are organized to help nature and animals when they face danger.
Charities involve selfless acts where persons or organizations feel the need to help those who are less unfortunate than them. They do this by donating such things like money, food, clothing, books or even education in terms of scholarships. Majority of the world’s poor population (mostly in Africa) rely on charities from the stable nations to enable them feed and clothe themselves.
Yad Ezra V’Shulamit is one good example of a charity organization in Israel that felt passionate about the poor and needy people in Israel and decided to do something to help their situation. This humanitarian organization was founded in 1998 where it provided food baskets to 50 local families that were poor and could not provide for themselves.
Today Yad Ezra V’Shulamit has expanded and feeds hundreds more while also helping teenagers at risk make meaning of their lives through education and youth programs. Nearly 100,000 people in Israel depend on this organization to help them find a way out of poverty.
Why you should Support Yad Ezra V’Shulamit
This organization helps to meet the needs of poor families without any discrimination. No matter your religion, age sex, location or ethnicity, they will always regard you as a person in need of their help.
Their projects include the following:
Feed – a – baby: this project ensures all babies from poor families are able to grow healthy by providing them with proper diet and medication. With a donation of only $2, you can help provide a child with a diaper.
Food baskets: they deliver food baskets to poor families all year round. Thousands of food baskets are delivered to the needy throughout the year to ensure that even during holidays, everyone gets to have a smile on their face. So if you were looking for a way to be helpful this season, then you should donate to charity here and help makes a life better for someone other than yourself.
Distribution: this project ensure school going children get the necessary clothing and school materials that they need to make their lives comfortable. Warm clothes are also availed to them for winter.
Emergency Relief: ensures that during war and peace, families are able to get relief as soon as possible.
Children centers: they have children centers located all over the country which provide a safe haven to children from poor families and orphans. The centers provide the children with access to education and a means to a better life. They also ensure that the children receive nutritious food, purposeful social experience
Job desk: this is meant to ensure that everyone with a useful set of skill is able to put it to good use through career opportunities. It has helped see many youths get off the streets and save them from a possible life of crime.
Yad Ezra V’Shulamit is also an IRS approved charity, which means that if you are a US citizen making a donation to this cause, some of your tax returns can be written off. Donating to charity is therefore one means you can use to reduce on the amount of money you send to Uncle Sam each year. You can visit the IRS site and get a better understanding from the fact sheet about tax deductibility.
In order to properly highlight the goodness of giving, build lasting legacies and mold philanthropic strategies, the Yad Ezra V’Shulamit organization partners with its donors. Some of the partners/donors include:
- Jewish Community Foundation in Los Angeles
- Jewish Child’s Day
- The United Synagogue (US)
- The Israel Forever Foundation
- The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee
When you donate, whether directly or to a charity with a good cause, there is always that great feeling of satisfaction that comes along with knowing that you are doing the right thing. So strive to be the change that the world desperately needs by ensuring that you get to make someone smile through a donation.