PROGRAM 'CHARITY'

The program is created in 1992. By December, 1995 the program worked already in 33 cities of Ukraine and served 1238 requiring in patronage help. Various kinds of the program's humanitarian help (products, clothes, medicines, money) were distributed within working services of the program. Help was given by "JDC" (about 50 thousand in 1995), "Thia" and other religious organizations. However, fast "aging" of the Jewish community predetermined necessity of the increasing expansion of the system of social help rendering to the demanding members of Jewish community and large financial injections in this sphere. Since 1996 the centers of "Mercy" system in 48 cities of Ukraine were transferred to JDC and the branches of "Hesed" system were created on their base.
Alongside with it, the program "Mercy" works in the Vaad of Ukraine and its executor is the charitable Jewish fund of Ukraine " Mercy - Magen-Avot ", which carry the following activities per year:
1.1. - According to the Patronage Program in 29 cities, about 110,764 hours of patronage conducted - 557 clients were visited 54,417 times.
1.2. - Hot dinners in 17 towns for 550 clients - 42,620 portions;
1.3. - Home dinners in 15 cities for 304 clients - 31,840 portions,
1.4. - Medical consultations in 6 cities - 333;
1.5. - Parcels' distribution in 18 cities - 6315;
1.4. - Clothing assisted in 6 cities - 4,414;
1.5. - Material aid in 2 cities;
1.6. - Technical assistance in 2 cities - 214 cases;
1. 7. - Club activities in 3 cities with constant 210 members.