What is Druze Hunger Program?

Due to uprising violence, war and geopolitical factors in Syria and Lebanon Druze families have found themselves suffering of HUNGER more and more. Through the Druze Foundation, we facilitate funds to local and reputable grocery stores for families who are struggling with hunger by using the Druze Hunger Program (DHP).

Druze Hunger Program (DHP) provides Druze families who are struggling with hunger access to nearby groceries at participating stores. Participants in the DHP are able to purchase bread, fruits, dairy product, cooking ingredients and vegetables. DHP recipients may also use their benefits to purchase plants and seeds for growing food. DPH recipients cannot be used to purchase Alcohol or Tobacco

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Druze Children orphanage Program

What would you expect to find if you could visit a Children orphanage facility? If you buy the negative stereotype, you might be imagining a gloomy building filled equipped with all the resources needed. But the reality if fare from that as most building do not have the basic infrastructure to survive such as heat in the winter.

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Druze Education program

What would you expect to find if you could visit a Children orphanage facility? If you buy the negative stereotype, you might be imagining a gloomy building filled equipped with all the resources needed. But the reality if fare from that as most building do not have the basic infrastructure to survive such as heat in the winter.

brown and white concrete house beside river during daytime

Druze Emergency relief fund

This program is designed to maintain reserves in case of a catsrphy such as the village war in swaida or the bombing in swaida and so on. The funds in this program will go diretclty to the impacted area.

Who is eligible?

While unemployment is certainly a significant factor, most Syrian and Lebanese are working harder than ever, but still struggling to make ends meet due to inflation in currency and increase in prices. Not to mention the cost of housing and healthcare have continued to outpace incomes by a minimum multiple of four. On top of that, the cost of the average groceries has increased by a multiple of four or five. Thus, leaving many Druze families, children, senior citizen, veterans, women and college students struggling to secure basic groceries for food and suffering from hunger.

In each village and city, we work with local experts that identify to us families who are struggling.

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A Widow Raising Children

A disabled veteran raising a family

A women with disabled or Sick children

Senior Citizen

Single women raising children

Orphan Children

A Druze individual who has zero support and struggling with hunger

Sick kids

College students

How does it work?

The benefits of joining are countless as it will add joy to you in ways money cannot do. It will keep you motivated and driven as you know a family across the world are counting on you. It will add joy as you are helping a family, children or elderly. It will make you proud as a person. It will set you apart. You will be a role model in your community.

How to get involved?

“You don’t have to go 7,000 miles away to Syria or Lebanon.”

From the very beginning, we have built this community together. Every donation provided to reduce hunger in our beloved Druze communities is made possible by generous people like you. There are many ways to get involved, create something, and build a brighter future for the children and women of Druze families. Fighting hunger in our Druze communities starts with you joining us to fight hunger one family at a time. Which one will you take?

FAQs

Do I have to be rich to join?

No, we have people who are donating as little as $10 a month and making a different. If you think, you are too small to make a difference try sleeping with a mosquito.

Will I be charged any fees from my donation?

No, we do not charge any fees the Druze foundation works with volunteers in the USA, Syria, and Lebanon who devote their time for the cause of eliminating hunger and not monetary purposes. However, If your donation comes from outside the countries of Syria and Lebanon there is a small fee of anywhere from 3%-4% in order to transfer the money.

After you join, you will have a login and password into our software that will provide you with an update every step in the process and more importantly allows you to track your donations at any giving time to ensure your hard-earned money is being used for the intended purpose. Not only you will be able to track your money you will be able at all times have access to the # of families you are helping and the grocery store contact information in order to verify your money is being used for the intended purpose.

Who selects the families?

If you provide the full amount to help a family you will have the option to select the family as long as they meet the eligibility criteria and we will locate a DHP participating store nearby to provide the money to.

If you provide a partial amount you will be able to select the country and type. We will select the family and store. 

Please note with either option you will have access to our software that will allow you to track your money, the # of families you are helping, and the grocery store contact info to audit.

How does the Druze foundation select grocery stores?

We look for the following

  • Integrity and reputation of the business owner
  • Shortest time and distance from the family that is being helped to get to the store

Variety of offering in Bread, Fruits, dairy product, cooking ingredients and vegetables.

How do we get the work done?

We have a global team. We work with dedicated volunteers who are passionate to work day and night to eliminate hunger in our communities. Those volunteers are locals who do this work free and enjoy bringing joy to families in our Druze communities.   

Will my money be stolen?
If I live in the USA will my money be tax deductible?

Yes. Druze Foundation is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. To claim a donation as a deduction on your U.S. taxes, please keep your email donation receipt as your official record. We’ll send it to you upon successful completion of your donation.

What type of payment method to you accept?
I want to know more about hunger?

We recommend an article in the New York Times titles “Stating the Obvious: Hunger Is a Disease” by Mark Bittman. The link to the article is:

Why this is only for Druze communities?

Our overall vision is to see a world free from Hunger. Having said that we do not have the manpower outside Syria and Lebanon. We will help anyone who wants to take this model and apply it in their communities and we will be able to support in providing the tools and technology we use. You will need the infrastructure in your community that is trustworthy and has the time to do the research to find families in need and local grocery stores.  If you are interested, please contact us.

Why do the family not receive the money directly?
Is this a religious organization?
  • No, our primary objective is humanitarian aid is to save lives, alleviate suffering, and maintain human dignity. We assist people who are victims of wars and lack off opportunity. The name Druze came from the current geography we have footprint in which is predominantly Druze, However we help ALL people who live in the areas we cover. We look forward to expand into different areas. For more information on our expansion plan click here. 

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