Affixing a tzedoko pushka (charity box) in every kitchen
The Rebbe called on every woman to place a charity box in her kitchen to provide for the needs of food and drink of others. Doing this serves also as a Heavenly blessing to ensure that she makes no error affecting the kashrus of her food.
The charity box should become a permanent fixture of the kitchen, the Rebbe suggested, creating a charitable permanence in the home, like by nailing it to the wall etc. According to Halacha (Torah law), when affixed to the wall of the house, it literally becomes part of the home, as if one is building a new house – a house of tzedoko – and transforming the entire home into a home where tzedoko is a permanent fixture!
The Rebbe emphasized that doing this is a segula for bringing all blessings into the home and family, including blessings for success in material livelihood and for ensuring a good year – from Hashem’s “full, open and Holy Hand.” It is particularly easy to do, requiring little effort – although it would be worthwhile to do even if much effort would be needed, the Rebbe said.
(From the Rebbe’s public addresses at the end of 5748 – end of summer, 1988)