The IDF has launched a major effort to help Israel’s homeless community, including a campaign called “Donations for the Homeless.”
The campaign aims to donate clothing and other clothing products to charities, while encouraging citizens to shop for clothing at local markets and donate clothing to homeless shelters.
“This is the first step in a long-term initiative that aims to help us to give back to the people of Israel,” said Brig. Gen. Yoav Gershon, director of the IDF’s Homelessness Bureau.
“It is the most important part of our effort to make sure that the people who are in need are supported by the army, that we can provide the right conditions and the right support for them.”
The army will distribute clothing and household items in Israel in addition to the clothing it collects through its donation programs.
“We have always been at the forefront of this effort and the IDF has been an essential part of this project,” Gershoff said.
The campaign is part of the government’s push to reduce homelessness in Israel, as part of its plan to combat the growing problem of homelessness in the country.
“Homelessness is an important challenge for us as a society, a challenge to be resolved in the best interests of the country,” Gieson said.
“Our work to reduce the burden of homelessness will continue to be an important element of our efforts.”