Quality of Life Inc.

Free Home Repairs for Israel's Poor

Lakewood, NJ   |  https://qolhomes.org/

Mission

Our mission is to provide poor families with free home repairs, improving their quality of life in a most cost-effective way. Imagine living long-term with minimal lighting, dangling cabinet doors, and leaky faucets. This is the sad reality for many struggling families in Israel. Focused on putting food on the table and paying rent, they have nothing left to pay a handyman when things are broken. This affects the family’s ability to function normally, perpetuating the cycle of poverty. All parts are purchased wholesale, workmen are paid per hour rather than per job, and our app tracks workers’ locations and service calls to cut down on travel time. In close to 30 cities across Israel, QOL has transformed lives and given over 10,000 families hope, dignity, and safe living spaces.

Ruling year info

2019

Principal Officer

Rabbi Gavriel Kleinerman

COO

Mrs. Esther Fleischer

Main address

294 Coles Way

Lakewood, NJ 08701 USA

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EIN

38-4055992

NTEE code info

Home Improvement/Repairs (L81)

Single Parent Agencies/Services (P42)

Nonmonetary Support N.E.C. (W19)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

From Darkness to Light

As an alternative to traditional incandescent bulbs, LED lights provide significant savings. But LED light bulbs have a high initial investment; an outlay which the needy cannot even consider. By installing as many as 10 of these bulbs in a home, QOL saves families up to 75% on their yearly lighting bill. The labor cost to rewire a fluorescent fixture is minimal compared to the savings that the new bulbs bring, and screw-in LEDs need no labor to install. Join the QOL revolution and create a brighter future for Israel’s poorest!

Population(s) Served

A new faucet in Israel can cost $50-$100 plus an additional $80-$100 to install, making this $130-$200 a major expense for a poor family. Currently we can only offer free installation if the new faucet itself is purchased by the homeowner.
However, due to the expense involved, many indigent families are forced to suffer while the mechanism or casting of a faucet continues to be inoperable or leaking. Aside from the daily difficulty this causes, the family suffers unnecessarily high water bills. Some leaks can be resolved by replacing grommets, but many broken fixtures remain static due to lack of funds... and we are trying to change that.
With additional funding, QOL can buy quality faucets in bulk and receive up to a 50% discount. With our labor provided gratis, the leverage of your donation is powerful!

Population(s) Served

Quality of Life provides simple but essential home repairs to create a healthier, safer and more dignified environment for thousands of destitute families in Israel. Five days a week, our highly qualified repairmen are busy mending broken furniture, securing exposed electrical wiring, mounting drawer slides, replacing faulty outlets, restringing laundry lines, fixing collapsed shutters, installing door handles, and the list goes on and on... and on. Be it double-digit families, the elderly living alone, or a single-parent family, the relief from subtle suffering and the resulting pride introduced into these homes, becomes an impetus for change. With their heads now above water, we witness a paradigm shift, encouraging the impoverished to create a better reality for themselves.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Follow-up phone calls to ascertain quality assurance,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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Quality of Life Inc.

Board of directors
as of 10/21/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Sheya Landau

Sheya Landau

Meir Levenstein

Menashe Uhr

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No