What is Standing Together?
Standing Together is a non-profit organization dedicated to making a difference to those who make a difference in Israel. This includes supporting Israeli soldiers on active duty and giving the worldwide community an opportunity to show our appreciation to those who protect Israel, a land that is holy to all nations.
WHO FUNDS STANDING TOGETHER?Standing Together is funded totally by donations from generous supporters throughout the world. It is a voluntary organization with no offices, almost no employees and no expense accounts.
HOW DID STANDING TOGETHER START?
Our first official campaign was in the year 2004 when we began sending pizzas to soldiers guarding the checkpoints.
What has Standing Together Accomplished in the past 18 years (please note that in 2021 we can only bring treats to IDF soldiers but we can bring supplies to first responders. Before this change we brought important electronic items and more to the IDF as well) ?
- Donating mini-fridges and microwaves for hospital rooms of wounded soldiers.
- Presented wounded soldiers with personalized bathrobes.
- Rosh Hashanah Greeting Cards via Email so that thousands of people all over the world can participate
- Mobile cell phone charging unit.
- Treats and pizza pies for soldiers at the front.
- Underwear and toiletries for soldiers during the 2006 Second Lebanon War and the 2009 Operation Cast Lead in Gaza.
- Warm clothes for hundreds of soldiers serving on our borders in the winter.
- Independence Day barbecues at army bases and checkpoints.
- National Donut Week Chanukah Parties at Army Bases.
- Challot from Sderot.
- Mishloach Manot Purim Packages.
- Ice Cream Days in the Summer.
- A special CD recording of the priestly blessings was distributed to soldiers to give them spiritual strength
- Together with United with Israel, we deliver Pesach Packages to soldiers in need.
- Since 2019 a new state of the art food truck replaced our original trailer and can bring as much as a three day supply of treats for our soldiers. This enables Standing Together to travel farther and visit more bases than ever before.
- During COVID we have and continue to work together with the army to bring treats to IDF soldiers safely.