Help a Holocaust Survivor
Help Provide an Elderly Holocaust Survivor with Monthly Groceries
Seventy-five years after the Holocaust ended, approximately 67,000 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 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 The Good People Fund, The Blue Card, Inc., the Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island, and Selfhelp Community Services in the greater New York City area, and Jewish Family and Children’s Services’ Seniors At Home program in San Francisco.
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, you have the option of sending your sponsored survivor (via your local post office) a “monthly drive” item – a non-food basic necessity like bath soap, shaving cream, toothbrushes, etc. For suggested monthly drive items click here. Or, consider sending cards or small gifts on your senior’s birthday, Valentine’s Day or Hanukkah.
We hope that you and the individual we’ve matched you with will want to learn more about each other! A great way to do this is to exchange letters or emails when possible. Or consider having your child send a note or a drawing. We’ll send you details when you sign up.
Sponsor a Holocaust Survivor: 1 to 1
Join Family-to-Family and sponsor a family in need. Your monthly donation of $55.00 will help provide groceries, in the form of a grocery gift card, for the family we match you with.
Sponsor a Holocaust Survivor: 2 for 1
Join Family-to-Family and share a sponsorship for a family 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 family we match you with. Or, consider “rounding up” your recurring donation to $30.00 to help Family-to-Family keep the lights on!