For widows and orphans, Yom Tov lacks its luster. It’s a painful reminder of the missing person in their lives.
This Shavuos, 3,100 widows and orphans welcomed a Yom Tov that was warm in more ways than one. Misaskim delivered packages containing fresh flowers, delectable cheesecakes, smoothie blenders, inspiring books, and children’s games. Project Yedid’s heartwarming packages were the perfect complement to the warmth outside.
On Thursday night, Misaskim volunteers made 618 deliveries, in a mass effort to enhance the simchas Yom Tov for almanos and yesomim. The Shavuos distribution cost was $100,000+. 40 families in Crown Heights alone received the beautiful packages.
The packages won’t ever erase the pain, but they can make the families feel less alone. As one almanah said, “Yom Tov comes, it’s hectic, I’m trying to be there for everyone… and then I find this package by the door. I can’t explain what this cheesecake did for me. How supported it made me feel.”
“Project Yedid of Misaskim brings support to an entirely new level, reviving smiles, restoring joy, and renewing hearts,” Misaskim said.
Family of mine was a recipient. They were so touched and warmed by the beautiful and caring gesture. May those involved with this organization be blessed! And May we merit to be with our loved ones again with Moshiach – now!
We don’t receive gifts, trips, support, etc.
Maybe one of these special organizations or their donors can think broadly during camp season and especially Tishrei