Nearly 20% of soldiers in the IDF come from financially distressed homes. Army service is fraught with harsh living conditions and hard work for all, but the needy soldier suffers from additional hardship. Although all soldiers are issued basic supplies, including army-issue linens, towels and clothing, these goods are often inadequate and not provided in sufficient quantity. It is assumed that soldiers’ families will provide their serving soldier with many of their personal items, including blankets, additional towels, undergarments and toiletries.
For needy soldiers, there are no “extras” they can take from home, nor are there funds to purchase additional goods. That is when the needy soldier turns to Yashar LaChayal for support and assistance. And we are there for them – with the Needy Soldier Supply Closet, filled with toiletries such as shampoo, deodorant, soap, wet wipes, etc, and seasonal necessities like sunscreen or warm socks, extra towels and the like. We also supply haircutting equipment to units to help alleviate the cost of regular haircuts.
In some cases, the families of these soldiers lack basic household goods, like refrigerators and washing machines. Soldiers may return home on furlough and not have a bed to sleep in. In situations like these, army commanders call on Yashar LaChayal to provide these necessities.
No soldier need go without- with your help. Designate your gift for The Needy Soldier Fund.Donate