While millions of Jews around the world will be praying in the synagogue and celebrating the Jewish New Year, IDF soldiers will be on duty making sure Israel stays safe over the holidays. There are IDF soldiers who are choosing to stay on base over the holidays instead of spending it with their families and the reason they do so is horribly sad.
While in uniform, socioeconomic differences disappear. The IDF is the melting pot of Israel and where the gathering of Jews from all corners of the Earth meet and where our differences completely disappear.
It is when the soldiers are sent home that reality hits the less fortunate soldiers. There are IDF soldiers who choose not to go home for the holidays in order not to be a financial burden on their families.
We at Standing Together cannot let that happen and neither can you!
The goal is very simple and very important. We want to reach a minimum of 400 families of IDF soldiers who are in need of financial assistance. We will deliver goods and food that will allow them to enjoy the New Year without having to worry about their financial situation. We will either be delivering boxes of goods or distributing cards to the families with which they will be able to purchase whatever they need for the holidays.
Each package or card is worth $70 of goods and food
That puts our financial goal at $70,000.