As many of you may already be aware, American Friends of Yad Eliezer has been teaming up with a new organization in Israel to distribute funds and goods to poverty-stricken people. We created B’ezri to bring a new approach to chesed with a focus on giving tzedakah as directly and efficiently as possible.
Since creating and partnering with B’ezri, we have collected and distributed over $25,000,000 in assistance, all with new innovative methods that deliver assistance directly where it’s needed most. For example, we’re now able to increase the reaches of our infant formula and food distribution by foregoing the fleet of trucks we previously utilized, instead giving out vouchers that can be redeemed at local supermarkets—vouchers that we obtain at a significant discount.
We’re constantly looking for ways to push the reach of your chesed dollars, but we also place the utmost importance on the consistency with which we help our clients. So we created B’ezri to test these new methods without missing a single gift to recipients. And we’re proud to say that the B’ezri initiative has been an extraordinary success. Now, we’re ready to take that fundraising approach worldwide. Starting today, Wednesday, May 18th, 2022, we will begin transitioning our global organization to the new B’ezri brand. The brand represents a new standard, a future that allows us to rethink our approach to chesed from the ground up.
We look forward to sharing more about B’ezri in the future. A lot of thought went into every piece of this new initiative—from the name and logo to the foundational principles on which it was founded—more than can be fit into a single blog post. Join us on this renewed mission as we recommit to the ideals that have made Yad Eliezer so successful: honesty, respect, and above all else, a commitment to alleviating poverty in Israel while maintaining dignity for everyone.
P.S. Any recurring donations you’ve set up or checks you’ve written will remain valid. Our tax ID number remains the same and American Friends of Yad Eliezer remains under our domain.