Providing Creature Comforts to IDF Soldiers
Though more than a decade has passed, we have never forgotten the dedicated volunteers standing in assembly-line fashion, gathering toothpaste, a toothbrush, new white t-shirts, some Bamba, a chocolate bar—all part of individual packages for Israeli soldiers serving on the front lines. In fact, since 2001, A Package from Home (APFH) has distributed more than 230,000 parcels (along with personal notes) during both times of peace and conflict.
APFH was the vision of Barbara Silverman, a Chicago native who made aliyah with her young family many years ago. With a long history of activism and helping others, Barbara founded the organization in response to the Second Intifada. Though age has slowed her down, Barbara’s good work continues in the capable hands of Shira Gilor. All of the funds committed to APFH were donor-designated.