Help a Holocaust Survivor
Help Provide an Elderly Holocaust Survivor with Monthly Groceries
Seventy-eight years after the Holocaust ended, approximately 65,000 elderly survivors live here in the U.S.
An estimated one in three live at or below the federal poverty line, and struggle to pay for food, medicine, rent and utilities on severely limited incomes. Many are alone and isolated, and suffer from a constellation of issues related to their advanced age. According to The Blue Card, a non-profit that assists Holocaust survivors, many are unable to leave their homes without assistance and have difficulty performing daily activities.
Family-to-Family’s Holocaust Survivor Sponsorship Program is a way to help these elderly seniors, now living in profound poverty, who have suffered so much.
Donors sign up online to sponsor a survivor in need. As a donor, your monthly donation of $55.00 (or $27.50 per month to share a sponsorship) will help provide groceries, in the form of a grocery gift card to a nearby store, for the elderly survivor we match you with.
Once you sign up, F-to-F will email you the first name, age, birth date and other details about the person you are sponsoring.
Individual Holocaust survivors in need are recommended for our program by
- Good People Fund, (NYC area)
- The Blue Card, Inc., (NYC area)
- Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island (NYC area)
- Selfhelp Community Services (NYC area)
- Jewish Family and Children’s Services’ Seniors At Home (San Francisco)
- Jewish Family Services of L.A. (Los Angeles)
Read more about the problems facing Holocaust survivors here:
ON HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY: A THIRD OF SURVIVORS IN THE U.S. ARE POOR.
Want to do more?
In addition to your monthly donation, if you’d like to provide “your” survivor with a little extra to spend on personal care items, holiday foods or as a birthday gift, you are welcome to send them a gift card with a note through the mail. In March each year you can provide the survivor you’re sponsoring with extra groceries for a Seder dinner through our Passover Dinner Drive.
Please understand….While we encourage communication between sponsors and the families and individuals they are helping in our other sponsorship programs, the organizations we work with who recommend the survivors to us have asked that letters and cards sent by donors to “their” survivors be kept to a minimum.
Sponsor a Holocaust Survivor: 1 to 1
Join Family-to-Family and sponsor a Holocaust survivor in need. Your monthly donation of $55.00 will help provide groceries, in the form of a grocery gift card, for the survivor we match you with.
Sponsor a Holocaust Survivor: 2 for 1
Join Family-to-Family and share a sponsorship for a Holocaust survivor in need. Your monthly donation of $27.50, combined with a co-sponsor’s donation of the same amount, will help provide a grocery gift card for the survivor we match you with. Or, consider “rounding up” your recurring donation to $30.00 to help Family-to-Family keep our lights on!