“Charity begins at home, but should not end there” – Proverb
‘Charity’, is never limited to doing favors to your near and dear ones alone, but far exceeds the boundary! In fact, true charity is one which is done anonymously for the betterment of the needy and in the most secret way possible. Charity done with all pomp and clamor would only belittle the beneficiary and might struck a blow to their moral. The best way to do charity for those who need your help ‘the most’ is through donations to charity missions working for human welfare. Today, poverty is one of the chief causes of human misery and suffering all over the world. In countries of Middle East, Asia, Africa and South America, poverty is still a major obstacle in the way of progress and development. For example in Israel once known as ‘The Land of Milk And Honey’ poverty is a foremost problem. To save people in Israel from the clutches of misery a considerable help in cash and kind is of utmost importance.
The ancient land of Israel is home to over 7 million inhabitants. The population is highly cosmopolitan predominated by the Jews. Among the religious minorities in Israel, the Israeli Arabs are the most severely affected by poverty. Prominent humanitarian organizations have extended their good will and support to make life easier for the Israeli population specially the socially segregated Israeli Arab population of this ancient land. The United States of America, a long time ally of Israel have long supported these charitable missions to Israel. Recently with people from the US and other parts of the western hemisphere chipping in with considerable donations, the ‘support Israel’ initiative has gained momentum. With premier charity like the Global Jewish Assistance and Relief Network (GJARN) working tirelessly to ensure food for all poverty-stricken Israelis, good days are not a distant dream anymore!
GJARN is committed to provide relief and aid to needy Israelis. They started their noble mission in Israel way back in 2000. Today after working for over a decade in the holy land, GJARN is recognized as being one of the foremost US charities to Israel. The program which earned GJARN popular support in Israel was the revolutionary ‘Food Card Program’. While other charities simply limited their activities to social work initiatives like running – food pantries, soup kitchens, and meals-on-wheels; GJARN introduced ‘Food Cards’ for the most affected section of the populace – ‘the working poor’. A typical food card would support the grocery expense of needy families by providing assistance ranging from $ 75 to a maximum of $ 300 every month.
Although the ‘Food Card Program’ might sound too little for a country with 1,774,800 people living below poverty, no doubt it’s a great beginning. With more donations pouring in the coming days, GJARN plans to reach out to multitudes and ensure a better and respectable life to every needy individual of the country. What you can do is to make a small contribution to ensure the success of this huge initiative in this hour of need. By 2010 year end, the NJ office of GJARN registered a total $ 1 million in donations from the US alone! If you too want to support Israel, NJ’s GJARN office is where you may head to.
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