About Our Auction
The Mission of The Blue Card is to provide direct financial assistance to needy Holocaust survivors.
Of the nearly 3,000 Holocaust survivor households The Blue Card serves, three-quarters are over the age of 76 and nearly 70% live alone. Many of these survivors struggle to afford basic needs, such as adequate food and healthcare; more than half of them fall 200% below the federal poverty line, meaning their income is less than $24,980 annually.
Currently, Ukraine is home to 10,000 Holocaust survivors, who are isolated, frail and many homebound. In light of the recent crisis, a number of organizations have appealed to The Blue Card to provide urgent support to survivors in need.
Thus far we have raised tens of thousands of dollars, and are distributing these funds to trusted, vetted, and effective partners on the ground to deploy urgent assistance to one of the most vulnerable groups of people impacted by this humanitarian crisis.
Together with our partners, we have provided food, hot meals, water and hygienic supplies to elderly and homebound survivors living in the country.
About The Blue Card - Assisting Holocaust Survivors
The mission of The Blue Card is to provide direct financial assistance to needy Holocaust survivors.
While we are thankful to be safe, our thoughts are with the people of Ukraine. Currently, Ukraine is home to 10,000 Holocaust survivors, who are isolated, frail and many homebound. The current situation is re-traumatizing survivors who are reminded of their experiences during the Holocaust. This combined with the uncertainty of their safety and welfare is of great concern.
Regardless of where we are in the world, we can make a difference.
Proceeds will go to supporting volunteers who will check on survivors and provide food, medical supplies, and caregiver aid where needed.
We have further partnered with Holocaust survivor and artist, Georgette Hancock, to auction her paintings. 100% of the proceeds are earmarked to help Holocaust survivors in Ukraine.