The events of October 7, 2023, will forever haunt the collective memory of Israel and its citizens. On that fateful day, Hamas perpetrated a brutal massacre where hundreds of terrorists breached the barrier separating Israel and Gaza, launching attacks in over 20 different locations. Their actions resulted in widespread devastation and a staggering loss of many lives.
The terrorists showed no restraint, targeting innocent civilians in the streets, their homes, and even at an outdoor music festival, where unspeakable horrors unfolded. In a nation that has grown accustomed to dealing with threats of wars and terror attacks, October 7th stood out for its unparalleled brutality. Comparisons to the tragic events of 9/11 and the haunting memories of the Holocaust have been invoked, highlighting the gravity of the situation.
In such challenging times, Israel urgently needs global support, and that’s where Stand with Israel steps in.
Israel’s Official Donation Drive Hub
Stand with Israel is a non-profit organization built by a group of volunteers from the hi-tech industry who are based in Israel. It provides a streamlined, trustworthy, and centralized platform for individuals around the world who want to help Israel in its hour of need. The organization serves as an aggregator of verified Israeli non-governmental organizations (NGOs) actively engaged in essential humanitarian work.
“The proliferation of online fundraising efforts left many unsure about which causes were vetted, secure, and genuinely directed toward immediate on-ground needs,” says Amit Sabag, Stand with Israel Co-Founder. “In response to this pressing need, we launched ‘Stand with Israel’ within mere days, a comprehensive directory of preeminent organizations dedicated to providing critical services in Israel, spanning from emergency response to humanitarian aid.”
The NGOs listed on Stand with Israel’s platform are dedicated to a wide range of critical services, including emergency response, medical aid, mental health support, soldier assistance, and humanitarian aid. They also encompass campaigns aimed at supporting the communities in Southern Israel that were directly affected by the aftermath of the October 7th atrocities.
Committed to Transparency & Accountability
Each of these organizations accepts international currency donations, extending their reach to every corner of the globe. In the United States, all donations made through Stand with Israel are channeled to 501(c)(3) entities and are tax-deductible. The system guarantees that the funds donated by individuals reach the organizations working on the ground to assist Israel during its time of need.
Additionally, Stand with Israel has integrated the capability of Chariot into its website, enabling individuals to donate from DAF (Donor-Advised Fund) accounts, further simplifying the donation process and expanding the avenues of support.
“The global community of Israel supporters was eager to extend their support, and now, they have a single, user-friendly hub that streamlines their search and selection of causes that resonate with their hearts,” Amit says.
Making a Difference One Donation at a Time
Stand with Israel has quickly become the main central hub for those who wish to support displaced families and war victims in Israel. In a world where countless donation links are scattered across the internet, often leaving people confused and uncertain about where their contributions are truly going, Stand with Israel provides the answer.
Stand with Israel is more than just an organization; it’s a lifeline, a symbol of unity, and a testament to the enduring human spirit. When the world stands with Israel, it stands for peace, resilience, and hope. Everyone can make a difference, one donation at a time, and help rebuild lives in a nation that has known both triumph and tragedy. Together, the compassion and generosity of the entire world can be that ray of hope in Israel’s darkest hour.