A ray of light for poverty stricken Jewish families in Crown Heights: 500 boxes of a variety of poultry were handed out this past week.
Mrs. Devora Scheiner‘s Yom Tov Fund held the Thursday distribution in front of her home on Montgomery Street.
Bagels, cream cheese and orange juice were waiting for the grateful recipients, some well-to-do before the financial meltdown.
“People said that if not for this they would not have food on their yomtov table,” Scheiner, who is involved in charity for over 36 years, told COLlive.
In principle, Scheiner says, she does not distribute hard cash.
“Money is sometimes use used foolishly. I also take some of the people to the grocery to help them shop right.”
Close to 200 families were assisted from this poultry give away, all funded by private donations.
“Some of them are single-parent families and others were laid off (of their jobs) because of health reasons and the bad economy.
For donations contact:
Mrs. Scheiner’s Yom Tov Fund
519 Montgomery St. Brooklyn, NY 11225
(Donations are tax deductible)