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Family ID: 2874

Family G.

Married
4 children under 20 years old

When the doctors diagnosed a growth in my head, all I thought about was who will bring up my children. I have 10 children at home and during the first years of our marriage we lived off child benefit only. A few years ago I went out to work in order to improve the financial situation but due to my health condition I can’t work at a permanent job and for the last 2 years I have not worked at all. I hardly manage alone with the upbringing of the children and the running of the house but I try my best to take care of my children’s needs. Due to the severe financial situation at home and my difficult health condition some of the children suffer from various emotional problems. Your help with food coupons will greatly alleviate my stress knowing that at least the children are not lacking food.
Children's ages: 10, 13, 15, 16
(children’s under the age of 20)

Referral source: Social services

Monthly support goal:  $200 in food stamps

$171  left to go

Family ID: 2821

Family B.

Married
4 children under 20 years old

Family B. consists of parents and 6 children. The father works and the mother can not work as she is physically disabled. The family live off the father’s salary and the benefit they receive for the mother’s disability. One of the girls suffers from various health problems. The family have exceptional expenses of medication and treatments for the mother and daughter. Additionally they have a large loan they repay monthly for the apartment they bought. The family does everything possible to improve their situation but they are dealing with a difficult situation, both health-wise and financially.
Children's ages: 11, 13, 16, 18
(children’s under the age of 20)

Referral source: Social services

Monthly support goal:  $200 in food stamps

$174  left to go

Family ID: 2890

Family M.

Married
5 children

Family M. consists of a couple who are separated and 5 children. The family is undergoing many difficulties and is in a severe financial situation. The father does not live at home and pays a meagre child support. The mother works per hour and is responsible for all the expenses of the house. During the last years, the mother suffered from a bad depression which influences her functioning at home and at work. This has a bad influence on the children as there is no responsible adult at home who is functioning normally. The children are forced to function and manage the household on their own during this difficult period.
Children's ages: 10, 13, 14, 19, 19
(children’s under the age of 20)

Referral source: Social services

Monthly support goal:  $200 in food stamps

$180  left to go

Family ID: 2922

Family N.

Married
8 children under 20 years old

A large family with 11 children, living in a small and rundown 3 bedroom apartment. Both parents work hard but their salaries still won’t cover the essentials, let alone pay off outstanding debts. On top of the financial hurdles, the parents have significant difficulties caring for the home, they struggle to manage their home day to day tasks, on top of caring for the kids. Two of the children suffer from emotional and behavioral difficulties, which led to them being sent to an out-of-home care facility. The mother is collapsing under her workload and trying to care for her kids, and any financial assistance will significantly help to lighten her load and free up for her kids.
Children's ages: 6, 6, 8, 11, 12, 13, 15, 17
(children’s under the age of 20)

Referral source: Social services

Monthly support goal:  $200 in food stamps

$200  left to go

Family ID: 2936

Family D.

Divorced
4 children under 20 years old

Twenty years of physical abuse had left L. bruised and shattered. She only succeeded in saving 4 of her 7 children from undergoing the same fate, the others had already cut off contact and sided with her abuser. L. earns minimum wage, doesn’t receive alimony, and with only minor supplementary income payments from the government, her salary goes primarily to pay rent. Despite being in therapy, L dropped 15kg and cries each and every day over the children who cut off contact with her. While she still fighting to retain her sanity, her ex-husband continued his relentless battle to draw the remaining kids to cut off contact with her, intent on breaking L. entirely.
Children's ages: 14, 16, 17, 18
(children’s under the age of 20)

Referral source: Social services

Monthly support goal:  $200 in food stamps

$200  left to go

Family ID: 2967

Family A.

Married
4 children

She was wed in Ethiopia at a very young age, she bore 4 children while suffering from his relentless and unbearable abuse - physical, sexual, and emotional. Many years passed until A. resolved that she would take no more and stop this endless cycle of violence! She turned to Social Services for help and began an endless and unrelenting process of divorce. Having received almost no alimony payments, A. is surviving off of her minimal salary and the Disability payments of one of her children. Our help, care, and camaraderie will go such a long way to cheer up this miserable mother and her little children!
Children's ages: 4, 8, 13, 18
(children’s under the age of 20)

Referral source: Social services

Monthly support goal:  $200 in food stamps

$200  left to go

Family ID: 2969

Family M.

Married
6 children

Five children crammed into one room without an inch of floor space… incomprehensible crowding. The father learns in Kollel, and the mother who suffers from a chronic disease is the sole supporter of this family of 9. They live in a rented apartment, horribly crowded. The majority of their furniture they bought online secondhand… but there is one thing these parents won’t forgo - and that’s keeping a well-stocked fridge. While the children may lack toys, and their clothes are systematically destroyed from black mold in the closets, these kids won’t lack food to eat. If we’ll just help with the grocery bill, we’d enable them to free-up some of their income to cover the rest of the children's needs, which are of no less importance.
Children's ages: 2, 2, 6, 7, 8, 11
(children’s under the age of 20)

Referral source: Social services

Monthly support goal:  $200 in food stamps

$39  left to go

Family ID: 2971

Family R.

Married
2 children

Having endured a difficult marriage, rife with abuse, N. eventually gathered the courage to put an end to the destructive cycle, their separation being no less difficult. With no relatives in the country, she lives all alone with her 2 children in a small rented apartment, ever-hoping to build her life anew. N. is a devoted mother, she even repainted the home all by herself to bring some “light and happiness” into her children’s lives, they're all so lonely, with no family or community to turn to for support. For years N. found employment performing onerous physical labor, but today she lacks the strength to continue, whatever remaining strength she has been invested in single-handedly raising and caring for her children. Let’s help N. bring light and happiness into her home!
Children's ages: 1, 3
(children’s under the age of 20)

Referral source: Social services

Monthly support goal:  $100 in food stamps

$7  left to go

Family ID: 2982

Family A.

Single mom
4 children

We met A. in the midst of a severe crisis, recently divorced with 4 young children, with no home and no child support. Litigation over child support and alimony has dragged on for months on end - while in the interim A. is left to support her kids with an impossible monthly income of only 900 NIS per person!
Children's ages: 6, 12, 15, 16
(children’s under the age of 20)

Referral source: Social services

Monthly support goal:  $200 in food stamps

$67  left to go

Family ID: 2985

Family D.

Single mom
3 children

Two years after S. and L. wed, L. came-down with a severe psychiatric disorder. The couple had 3 children, before L.’s condition began to deteriorate rapidly and he began brutally attacking his own wife and kids. The iron, dishes... whatever came to hand! S. was took out a restraining order against him, and unable to afford paying rent on her own - she was forced to pack all their belongings! Mere days before being thrown out on the street with her children, Social Services approved them for temporary rent subsidy. S. and her children are literally struggling to survive. With her divorcé living off of his disability payments, she receives nothing in child support from him. Your help will lighten the load of a mother and her children, undergoing such difficult circumstances.
Children's ages: 3, 7, 9
(children’s under the age of 20)

Referral source: Social services

Monthly support goal:  $200 in food stamps

$186  left to go

Family ID: 2986

Family F.

Married
4 children

A. and F. are a perfectly normal couple, with 4 little children. If you would have told them two years ago that they would need handouts just to get-by (!) they wouldn't have believed you! But then came the Covid19 crisis which left them out of a job - an endless unpaid-leave that gradually brought their finances to utter collapse. The family has a partially handicapped child, and their modest expenses coupled with this child’s needs, brought this family to the point that without our help, they won’t be able to get through these difficult times in a dignified manner.
Children's ages: 4, 10, 12, 12
(children’s under the age of 20)

Referral source: Social services

Monthly support goal:  $200 in food stamps

$200  left to go

Family ID: 2993

Family W.

Married
2 children

The fridge was packed with medicines from the mother’s psychiatric treatments, but she nonetheless holds a job to the best of her ability and brings home 2,500 NIS a month. After the father was laid-off with the onset of the Covid-19 crisis, the family's desperate financial situation only made the mothers condition worse, as was it expressed in the father’s fits of rage that he takes out on anyone in his surroundings. During the home visit. we found a broken toilet, a fridge with missing shelves, and a freezer filled almost entirely with bread… Their children already have so much to deal with from their mothers psychiatric diagnosis, it’s imperative that at least food shouldn’t be for them in short supply!
Children's ages: 7, 18
(children’s under the age of 20)

Referral source: Social services

Monthly support goal:  $200 in food stamps

$172  left to go

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