Did you know? Donation of 50$ feed a family of 3 persons for two weeks
The Pitchon Lev organization provides direct assistance to 250,000 Israelis every year.
The recipients receive aid in food, baby food, household utensils, clothing, footwear, electrical appliances, legal and medical advice and hairdressing services.
Pitchon Lev works to enable a dignified life for those who need a platform to exit from poverty to those who can.
The recipients of the aid are referred to us through letters of referral from social workers from all over the country. Any request for help, even without a referral from a social worker, receives immediate attention, without unnecessary bureaucracy. Already on the day of referral, we immediately assist in the distribution of food basket and clothing details required, and only then the recipient is asked to furnish a referral from a social worker.
The organization has always wished to be in direct contact with the recipients of the aid and to maintain dialogue with them without mediation in the middle. Thanks to this, we are able to adapt to new situations and to adapt immediate solutions to the needs that arise from the field.
Assistance to the needy in the aid centers is carried out on several levels :
Program 7 of the educational project “Lagaat Ba’Oqek” from Pitchon-Lev, which has been in operation since 2004, is intended for youth from the geographic and social periphery who have the will and talent and need support in order to realize them.
The program operates within the framework of formal school hours and with the approval of the Ministry of Education. The program is an empowerment program based on the cognitive-behavioral approach, which provides youth with the tools they need to develop as adults who benefit themselves and society, while developing the natural resources inherent in them.
In the educational system, there are classrooms that are designed to achieve specific goals set by the school staff, which for reasons that are not educational, the students fail to meet the goals that were defined for them. This is exactly where the “Tavor program” helps emotionally and socially enables students to return to the track of success and achievement.
The “Tavor Program” is a one-year focused, short-term empowerment program aimed at enabling a large number of youth to experience a process of change by developing positive thinking patterns about themselves and their surroundings. The program enables the teens to experience powerful success experiences, which are very important for their continued success in life.
Pitchon Lev is a national humanitarian umbrella organization assisting over 42 non-profit organizations nationwide and different Israeli charities. We help soup kitchens, senior citizen centers, yeshivas, shelters for battered women, orphanages, shelters for teens at risk, regional councils, municipalities, and dozens of organizations distributing food to thousands of needy people throughout Israel. We accomplish this thanks to the volunteers who work at the aid centers and allow us to offer our help at a national level.
The other important mean of strategic influence is by lobbying the establishment to act on behalf of the needy in Israel.
Pitchon Lev operates 3 “Wholehearted” Bazaars for the benefit of needy families where they can purchase clothes, shoes, household appliances, games, bedclothes, bags, books, second-hand toys and over-manufactured pieces at a symbolic price.
All of the items are donated by companies and kind people.
Proceeds are used to fund the many facets of the work of Pitchon Lev.
“The Wholehearted Bazaar” Tel-Aviv :
“The Wholehearted Bazaar” Rishon-Lezion Aid Center
“The Wholehearted Bazaar” Carmiel Aid Center
Every month over 60 tons of worn out clothing is donated to the poor through Pitchon Lev’s two humanitarian aid centers in Carmiel and in Rishon Letzion. Worn out clothing constitutes 6% of the household waste and does not decompose.