The Foundation for the Benefit of Holocaust Victims
The Foundation for the Benefit of Holocaust Victims in Israel was established in 1994 by Holocaust survivors for Holocaust survivors. It is a non-profit organization. Today, there are approximately 192,000 Holocaust survivors living in Israel. Around 50,000 of them live below the poverty line. 35 Holocaust survivors pass away every day. In 2012, the Foundation assisted over 60,000 needy Holocaust survivors in Israel in a variety of ways, such as: providing nursing assistance in survivors' homes, grants and refunds for essential expenses (like hearing aids or medical treatment), emergency alert buttons, financial assistance with dental treatment, eyeglasses, home renovations, volunteer groups, free legal assistance to survivors, operating a large-scale volunteer network for socializing with survivors, operating social clubs (the British Clubs), and so on. For this purpose, the Foundation works to obtain funding allocations and monetary grants from large institutions (the Claims Conference and the Government of Israel), and private ones (individual donors and companies in both Israel and abroad). The Foundation cultivates partnerships and working relationships with 4 government offices, the Claims Conference and with many of NGOs and organizations in Israel. Today, it serves as the primary organization for the treatment of Holocaust survivors in Israel.