Oct 10, 2019

Help us get a new Mobile Pharmacy Van!

Mobile Pharmacy Van: Saving Lives Across Israel!
Mobile Pharmacy Van: Saving Lives Across Israel!

How do you make sure that even the most remote city, the most destitute patient, the elderly, handicapped and infirm – all receive life-saving and pain-relieving medication, for free?

For the last 16 years, Haverim's Free Pharmacy has been supplying more and more poor, needy, handicapped and elderly people with the medicine they simply can't afford. We've been making sure they no longer have to choose between medicine – and food.

But mailing out 4,400 packages a month still doesn't address all the needs of our community: we must extend our reach and make sure every person in need receives the medications they need, even if they cannot leave their beds or houses to fetch them.

Our Mobile Pharmacy vans extend the reach of our existing Free Pharmacy project, reaching over 300 cities and towns throughout the country and providing life-saving medication. The vans are custom-built to meet the strict criteria of the Ministry of Health, regarding pharmaceutical transport, refrigeration and storage.

In addition, we use state of the art 'Cool Meds Boxes' to transport the medicine from the van to the patients, with specially-designed GPS-monitored and temperature-controlled systems that ensure we know the status and location of each package at any moment in time.

The cost of the specially-outfitted Mobile Pharmacy van is $118,000. Our latest drive has succeeded in gathering $77,000.

We invite your support in matching these funds: Every van provides hundreds of people with free medicines - so they no longer need to chose between medicine - and food.

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Jul 11, 2019

Giving out nearly 5000 free packages of meds a month!

Thousands of incoming meds every week!
Thousands of incoming meds every week!

Thanks to Haverim's brand-new partnership with SuperPharm, Israel's largest chain of drugstores - we can now help nearly 5,000 people every month!

SuperPharm's 250 branches throughout the country are now part of Haverim's nearly 1000 medicine collection points.
The result? Thousands of incoming medicines every week!

The incoming medicines will now finally enable us to surpass the 4,400 packages that we've been sending out every month, and begin to address the waiting list waiting of 2,000 people waiting for our help.

Your support is crucial!

More medicines means more work to make sure that every package is valid, and then matched with the correct patient. And more patients means more deliveries to ensure they receive their monthly supply on time.

According to our estimates, there are over 15,000 people in Israel who could benefit from Haverim's free medicine. Your support means we can address the needs of even more people, who will no longer need to choose between medicine - and food. 

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Apr 15, 2019

Partnership Agreement with SuperPharm Signed

Donation bin
Donation bin

Friends for Health has recently signed a partnership agreement with Superpharm, the biggest drugstore chain in Israel.

Superpharm's 250 stores throughout Israel will now collect medicine from customers, joining our 660 Collection Points country-wide. This is the first time second-hand medicines in pharmacies are recycled and reused! This agreement is ground-breaking both nationally and internationally, took years of negotiations, and required special government authorization.

The significance is huge: tons of additional medicines will be incoming to our organization, thousands of packages of free medicines for us to sort through- and then distribute for free. Once we process this huge wave of donated meds, we'll be able to help thousands of people more every year.

In addition, SuperPharm has taken the challenge of educating the public via various media channels. The message is simple: While you spring-clean your closets, don't throw away the medicine you no longer need: it can save a life.

Every branch is now equipped with an attractive capsule-like bin. Customers are contacted to bring their unused medicines to the drugstore every time they visit.

Medicine donation bin
Medicine donation bin

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