YID2YID is a groundbreaking new platform allowing yidden to connect and directly help those yidden who require assistance buying Yom Tov essentials.
The purpose is simple: directly connect donors with recipients in a manner that maintains the highest level of discretion and dignity for the recipients.
HOW IT WORKS
All the families on this platform have been provided with a grocery debit card, visually similar to any other debit or credit card, redeemable at various supermarket chains throughout Israel. Once a donor has selected a family on our platform, the family will be notified via text or phone call that their debit card has been filled as per the donation amount.
Thanks to the generous donor, the family can now shop for Yom Tov, buying all the required Yom Tov essentials in a respectable and dignified manner.
WHY IT IS NEEDED
The people behind this platform have deep knowledge and connections with many neighborhoods’ Kuppos Tzedaka (community charity funds) throughout Israel. The mission of these Kuppos is to provide financial support to local neighborhood families requiring financial assistance. Unfortunately, many of these Kuppos are inundated with requests for help and do not maintain sufficient funds to provide for all the needy families within their communities.
This shortfall is felt especially hard during the Yom Tov season when expenses run much higher than usual.
The purpose of this platform is to connect donors to provide assistance to those families who have not received any financial support from their local Kuppos, or otherwise.
This platform has a two-step verification process of the families. First, the local Kuppos Tzedakah, who have the local infrastructure to fully vet and verify all their local recipients, submit to our platform lists of fully vetted families who have not received any financial assistance for Yom Tov. Next, the families are sent an additional financial assistance application form where they are required to fill out their personal financial details (such as number of children, income, medical issues, etc.)
WHO IS BEHIND THIS PLATFORM
Yechiel Lopiansky and Shmuel Nayman spearhead this platform along with many volunteers who work hand-in-hand with local rabbonim and gabbei tzdakah across Israel.
In the USA
Rabbi Ahron Lopiansky (Rosh Yeshiva of Greater Washington), Rabbi Naftoli Jaeger (Rosh Yeshiva of Shor Yoshuv), Rabbi Elysha Sandler (Rov of Kehilas Beis Yisroel and Mashgiach in Yeshiva Shor Yoshuv Yeshiva), and Rabbi Shalom Axelrod (Rabbi of Young Israel of Woodmere)
HOW MANY FAMILES WERE FUNDED FOR PESACH 2022
For Pesach 2022, this platform successfully connected donors with 2520 needy families, allowing a distribution of 2.38 million shekels. See graph below for additional details.
You can donate on this website.
Checks can be made out to
Yad Chaya, Inc.
123 Grove Avenue
Cedarhurst, NY 11516
Donor Advised Funds:
YAD CHAYA INC.
Tax ID- 13-4180255
Account Name: Yad Chaya Inc.
Bank: JP Morgan Chase Bank
ABA/Routing #: 021000021
Account: # 862990181
Branch Address: 71-41 Main Street, Flushing, NY 11367
c/o Dov Elias
72-32 136th Street
Flushing, NY 1136