Who we are
We are a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) with essential equipment. We are a community of wives and partners of IDF soldiers who share a common goal of ensuring the safety and well-being of our loved ones serving in the IDF. Our organization provides critical support to IDF soldiers by supplying them with the necessary gear and equipment they need to carry out their duties.
It all started in 2014 in Tzuk Eitan when two of our volunteers (Erica Jacoby and Nicole Oren) helped raise close to $1,000,000 for essential items and tactical gear for the soldiers. After the tragic events of Simchat Torah it immediately became clear that the same logistical support would be needed again and fast. We immediately mobilised, as the soldiers and reservists got their gear together we got started. We started working out of the Ohel Ari Shul in Raanana on the very next day. By Thursday we had already organised a warehouse to hold all of the essential items that we had organized and which started to be delivered in bulk. Our operation keeps growing as more and more people are eager to get involved and help in any way they can.
Currently, we are working in two realms. Firstly, we are receiving many donations in the form of essential items (not tactical gear) from the US. They have organized shipments from the US (total of nine flights with 285 pallets, 287,092 items), and we are assisting in the logistical efforts to distribute the items among the soldiers and reservists based on our huge database. Once the shipments from the US arrive, we sort them and distribute them in accordance with the information that we have collated about what is needed and where. Second, we are raising money locally to procure essential items, and are arranging for such items to be delivered, in accordance with requests from soldiers and reservists in the field. We have approximately 60 local volunteers (including drivers, procurement teams, inventory managers and helpers). We are running the entire operation from our apartments and are in connection with donors, suppliers, manufacturers and drivers.
Join us in supporting our brave soldiers by making a donation today.
Erica Jacoby, Nicole Oren, Sivan Norton, Rebecca Jacoby and Yehonatan Ben Yishay