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Yad Chaya was formed in the summer of 2001 to address the needs of a large contingency of our Jewish brothers and sisters in Israel and the United States.  Yad Chaya operates numerous programs to help poor individuals and families who do not otherwise have the ability to adequately cover their expenses – including widows, orphans, large families and poor students.  Yad Chaya runs various programs, including: grants, mentoring, holiday, wedding assistance, housing assistance, newborn support and many more.
Since its inception, Yad Chaya has distributed an average of approximately $1,000,000 each year.  Yad Chaya operates with absolutely no overhead or operating costs – Yad Chaya is managed and operated entirely by volunteers.  All of your donations are used to help those who desperately need it most.

The following is a sampling of Yad Chaya’s programs:

CHARTIABLE GRANTS:
Yad Chaya provides grants to poor families who could not otherwise make ends meet. Recipients include widows, orphans, large families, poor students and others who need a helping hand.
WEDDING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM:
Yad Chaya helps arrange the most basic requirements of a Wedding for families who could not otherwise make such arrangements. Yad Chaya assists impoverished young couples establish their new home by helping them find and afford housing, furnishings and other basic necessities so that they may properly begin a life together.
STUDENT MERIT FUND:
Yad Chaya coordinated and provides tutoring services to students on both a need and a merit basis.
SHABBOS/HOLIDAY CARE PACKAGES:
In partnership with Yad Eliezer and Chickens For Shabbos, Yad Chaya helps provide basic necessities to some of the most destitute families, including melamdim, agunos and grushos. Yad Chaya is responsible for one-third of the budget of this program.
YAD MITZVAH:
Yad Chaya helps impoverished Jews keep and accomplish many of the mitzvos that so many of us take for granted. Yad Chaya purchase tefillin for Bar Mitzvah boys, issues vouchers for lulavim and esrogim, oil for Chanukah, matzah for Pesach, etc.
YISSOCHOR/ZEVULUN:
Yad Chaya arranges for monthly stipends to be paid to families who dedicate their lives to Torah.
HOLIDAY GRANT PROGRAM:
The holidays can be a time of increased difficulty for families who have enough trouble with daily expenses. Yad Chaya provides additional support during these stressful times.
HOUSING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM:
Yad Chaya assists underprivileged families in paying their rent and utility bills.
FREE LOAN SOCIETY:
Yad Chaya lends money at no interest to allow those who encounter challenging times to get back on their feet, while maintaining their dignity.
NEWBORN FUND:
Yad Chaya addresses the needs of poor families with newborns who incur the additional expenses of diapers, formula, blankets, bottles, pacifiers, pajamas, toys and other baby supplies.
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