April Tzedakah Box "Yashar LaChayal" - Straight to the Soldier
April's Tzedakah Box will support "Yashar LaChayal" - Straight to the Soldier, an Israeli organization helping Israel’s soldiers on the front lines, lone soldiers who have no family in Israel, injured soldiers, and needy soldiers from impoverished backgrounds (almost 20% of the IDF). Yashar LaChayal supplies items that are not regularly distributed by the IDF but are nonetheless essential for the well-being of soldiers. Through their Warm Winter Program, they have distributed tens of thousands of fleece jackets, hats, gloves, thermal underwear and socks to soldiers serving in high elevation areas, who face freezing temperatures, winds and rain. They also supply thousands of water backpacks to ensure that soldiers remain hydrated during the hot, dry summer months in Israel. Needy soldiers receive extra blankets, towels, toiletries and holiday food baskets.
This organization is unique in that 100% of donations go directly to provide for soldiers. Their representatives are constantly on the move, visiting IDF bases throughout Israel, on the borders and in remote locations, to see what the actual needs of soldiers are. Once they determine what is lacking, they set out to fill the gap. Learn more at www.yasharlachayal.org.
Your generous donations will help support these young men and women who are risking their lives to defend the State of Israel, and may be placed in any of the tzedakah boxes on the Beth Am campus (in the Sanctuary foyer, Beit Kehillah or Administrative Office). If you prefer to make your donation by check, please make it payable to Congregation Beth Am and mail to: Congregation Beth Am, Attn: Tzedakah Box - Yashar LaChayal, 26790 Arastradero Road, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022. Thank you for your support!