By COLlive reporter
Photos: Yossi Jerufi/COLlive
As the cold winter in New York sets in, hundreds of Bochurim have received winter coats and other clothing thanks to the Vaad Hatmimim’s Tomchei Bochurim fund.
Each year, the Vaad Hatmimim fund provides winter coats, shirts and warm weather essentials for bochurim who are learning in 770 in Crown Heights.
This year, the fund has provided the bochurim with beautiful suits as well, thanks to an anonymous donor, Rabbi Tzvi Altein, director of the Vaad Hatmimim told COLlive.
Rabbi Altein says he received a call a few weeks ago from a caller who declined to give their name.
“The person told me that he had met a few bochurim recently, and he noticed they were in need of new suits, hats, and clothing,” Altein said. “He told me he would be taking care of subsidizing new clothing for the bochurim, and that he would be giving thousands of dollars to Boytique clothing store in Crown Heights. He said it should be publicized amongst the bochurim that all who need should go to Boytique and receive any items needed.”
The bochurim also received beautiful high-quality shirts from the Atica shop in Crown Heights, which gave a substantial discount to the Tomchei Bochurim fund.
The annual distribution is part of an initiative called “Tomchei Bochurim” – created to care for every Bochur’s needs B’gashmiyus.
The initiative tackles a long-standing issue hundreds of Bochurim face. Over the years, the lack of proper help in this area has proven a difficulty for many a Bochur who may not have had whom to turn to for help – and will now have his needs comfortably taken care of.
“A Bochur needs to know he has someone to turn to,” said Rabbi Altein. “The goal we had in mind when creating Tomchei Bochurim, was that every Bochur should know that there are people looking after him and caring for his needs.”
You can be a part of bringing warmth to the world by clicking the link below and donating generously to TomcheiBochurim.com. If you know of a bochur who is in need of clothing, email [email protected].