Dear Sisters and Brothers,
Thank you very much for the feedback and comments on my letter earlier this week. It is a blessing that we live in a time that communication is so easily transmitted and it is nice to see how many people truly care enough to share their concerns about community affairs.
This communication is intended to exercise a few corrective measures in order to get help to a greater amount of people. In fact, the article and comments on COLlive attracted so much attention that the Council received nearly 50 additional requests for tickets since the article was posted, and that number is growing daily.
Considering the influx of requests, and the growing demand for assistance this year, the families in Crown Heights will be given a second opportunity to get tickets for the Pesach package.
CHJCC PESACH FOOD DRIVE UPDATE:
If you are in need of assistance for Pesach Matza and food, (and you were unable to get tickets last Sunday) you will have another chance to register and get tickets at 1601 41st Street in Boro Park, on the corner of 16th Ave. and 41st Street. this Sunday March 31st, 2014 at 1pm sharp (the doors close at 3pm, only those that arrive before 3pm will be given tickets so please be on time)
1. DONATE TIME – LABOR (MEN ONLY)
If you are available to help on Sunday April 6th we could use volunteers to come to the Brooklyn Navy Yard to help load the cars. We are seeking health bodied males only, for this particular task. If you are interested and available please email Avi Werde to [email protected], as soon as possible.
2. DONATE TIME – CLERICAL (MEN AND WOMEN)
If you are available to volunteer your time over the next two weeks, there are several tasks that need attention and help, the jobs include making calls from the CHJCC office, clerical tasks to assist with data entry related directly to this project, giving out the matza boxes, and collecting pledges made towards this cause. To sign up and volunteer, please email Avi Werde to [email protected] – we greatly appreciate your support.
Additionally, and equally important for you to consider is that the very next Sunday is the distribution of food and Matza. I currently have enough eggs for 200 families (1 case per family – the cost is $22 per case), and I expect there to be a total of 400 families registered after this coming Sunday’s ticket distribution, so I direly need a donor for eggs, another 200 cases will cost approximately $4,400. Otherwise, there will be a shortage and only half the families will be able to receive eggs.
If you are able to support this cause with a financial contribution, we are accepting donations of any amount to help supply all the Pesach necessities for every family, every dollar counts! If you can make a pledge of any amount, please do so to show care and support for our community.
If you own a car, and you want to donate time you can give a ride to a family in need of transportation on Sunday April 6th. To donate your time by offering a ride please email Avi Werde to [email protected] – we greatly appreciate your support.
If you want to donate in one or more ways listed above, but you don’t have access to email, please contact the CHJCC to 718.771.9000 and ask for Rabbi Eli Cohen at Ext. 7736.
Thank you very much for voicing your concerns so candidly and I look forward to ultimate redemption with Moshiach in Yerushalaim.
Very truly yours,
Zaki Isaac B. Tamir