Living with Dignity
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The Foundation For The Benefit Of Holocaust Victims In Israel

Living with Dignity - Helping Disabled Holocaust Survivors to Make Their Homes More Accessible

The goal of the Living with Dignity project is to make Holocaust survivors’ homes more accessible. Unfortunately, there are many survivors who cannot shower in their bathrooms, because they are unsuitable to their physical needs. Some wheelchair-bound survivors cannot even get into the toilets in...

The goal of the Living with Dignity project is to make Holocaust survivors’ homes more accessible. Unfortunately, there are many survivors who cannot shower in their bathrooms, because they are unsuitable to their physical needs. Some wheelchair-bound survivors cannot even get into the toilets in their homes, as the doorways are too narrow to accommodate their wheelchairs. Through the Living with Dignity project, we make the homes of Holocaust survivors of limited financial means more accessible for them, providing them with proper living conditions that are suitable to their physical needs. Your contributions will allow us to make even more flats accessible, and to make a significant change in the survivors’ lives.

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About this charity:

The Foundation For The Benefit Of Holocaust Victims In Israel

Tel-Aviv
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The Foundation for the Benefit of Holocaust Victims in Israel was established by Holocaust survivors in 1991 and began operations in 1994, with assistance from the Center of Organizations of Holocaust Survivors in Israel and in cooperation with the Claims Conference. The Foundation was...

The Foundation for the Benefit of Holocaust Victims in Israel was established by Holocaust survivors in 1991 and began operations in 1994, with assistance from the Center of Organizations of Holocaust Survivors in Israel and in cooperation with the Claims Conference. The Foundation was established to help Holocaust survivors who survived the terrible horrors but who did not succeed in rehabilitating their lives.

Today, 230,000 Holocaust survivors live in Israel, of whom 60,000 are below the poverty line. They suffer from medical problems that are a direct consequence of the Holocaust, problems that they have carried with them ever since, that disturb their peace of mind, and that have intensified with the years: physical, health and psychological problems.

The Foundation has set itself the goal to do all it can for the well-being of Holocaust victims in Israel who need specific help, and to keep the issue of the welfare of Holocaust survivors in the public awareness.

The Foundation for the Benefit of Holocaust Victims in Israel is the main foundation caring for Holocaust survivors in Israel. The main funding for the Foundation comes from the Claims Conference and from the State of Israel. The Foundation works in tandem with five Government Ministries, seeking to raise money and mobilize resources from private and institutional donors in Israel and worldwide for the benefit of Holocaust survivors in Israel.

The Foundation is headed by Chairwoman Mrs. Limor Livnat, who serves on a voluntary basis and is managed by a public committee that also works on a voluntary basis. Most of its members are Holocaust survivors who are familiar with the needs of survivors.

In 2016, we helped 50,000 Holocaust survivors in need in various fields by adding home care hours, service of emergency call buttons, renovating homes, purchasing medical equipment, and providing support for medical expenses such as dental treatment, eyeglasses, etc. As part of our effort to help survivors with their loneliness, we established Social Clubs, the survivors attend the clubs several times a week, offering classes and enrichment activities, as well as the opportunity to socialize with other survivors. We also have a network of volunteers who maintain regular social contact with survivors, visiting them at least once a week, and teaching them how to use computers. We also provide a computer and an Internet connection in the survivors' home, and we do all the above to help dispel their loneliness.

Every request received by the Foundation is handled by a professional staff. Today, more than ever, we must do everything in our power to give the survivors, if only to a small degree, what we owe them. Together, in a combined effort, we must continue to be here for them before it will be too late.

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Contact details for this charity

  • Phone 0732670461
  • Site www.k-shoa.org
  • Email [email protected]
  • Charity Number 580185700
  • Donations to this charity are tax deductible in Israel (section 46)

    You may also donate to this charity and receive a tax deduction in the United States (501c3) and Canada

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99%

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50 Employees 2500 Volunteers
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