Living with Dignity" Credit Card Program"
Out of Tel Aviv’s estimated 500,000 residents, approximately 70,000 are elderly, and 52% of these citizens are above the age of 80. Recognized Holocaust Survivors (a broad definition that includes all Jews who lived under German occupation between 1939 and 1945) comprise about 25,000 of the 70,000 elderly residents. Many of these citizens face continued economic hardship.The “Credit Card” Project will benefit 5,500 Holocaust survivors residing in Tel Aviv who live under the established poverty line in Israel.
Under the program, eligible Holocaust survivors will receive a monthly stipend in the form of a prepaid “credit card.” Each card will have a limit of $150 a month and will help recipients to obtain personal essentials, such as food, toiletries, clothing and small appliances. Credit cards will be provided for elderly individuals in need of essential items who are recommended by a social worker based on specific criteria. This will allow the individual to purchase products that cost as much as $150 a month.Read more >