Friends of Yad Sarah USA
Friends of Yad Sarah represents the mission of Yad Sarah to its friends in the U.S. and to the international community at the UN. The New York office assists individuals, families and communities with dedication opportunities, chesed projects, planned giving, equipment collections and other new initiatives, raising much needed funds to support the work of the Yad Sarah organization and its dedicated corps of volunteers in Israel.
To volunteer through our New York office, send us an e-mail and let us know if you have any special skills. firstname.lastname@example.org>>
Yad Sarah is the leading volunteer-staffed organization in the State of Israel. With the assistance of over 6,000 volunteers in more than 100 locations, Yad Sarah provides help to over 400,000 people every year, addressing the home and health care needs of the frail and the disabled as well as victims of terror, children with special needs, and the homebound.
How Yad Sarah Began
From humble beginnings, a compassionate organization grew. A young Jerusalem high-school teacher, Uri Lupolianski, needed to borrow a vaporizer from a neighbor to help a sick child. As such appliances were hard to find, he bought a few to lend to others. People started dropping off items they no longer needed, and his small apartment was soon overflowing with the kind of things people need for only a short time: crutches, walkers, vaporizers, even a couple of wheelchairs. In 1976, Uri incorporated his ‘chesed vision’ as the Yad Sarah organization, named for his grandmother who had perished in the Holocaust. The organization that began in a Jerusalem apartment has become Israel’s largest lending service of medical equipment. Find out about our services>>
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You can learn more about Yad Sarah from our archive of Inside Yad Sarah newsletters, published articles, and other media coverage. For all media inquiries, contact Abbey Marks at email@example.com >>
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Yad Sarah has an expansive and international presence, with over 100 branches in Israel and Friends of Yad Sarah offices around the world. Contact our New York office or any other Friends of Yad Sarah organization worldwide>>