By COLlive reporter
The new and unique fundraising platform DollarDaily.org which uses the collective power of joint giving to help Chabad Shluchim has begun its daily distribution of tzedakah this past Friday, 25 Tishrei 5782 – October 1, 2021.
Close to $3,500 will be distributed over the month of October to 31 Chabad centers and institutions thanks to the generosity of people who are donating a single dollar every single day for charity. Over 100 people have already joined.
The cost is $385 per year (which is $1.05 a day) or $32.25 monthly ($1.06 a day). One dollar will be given directly to the Shluchim on the public’s behalf. The remaining funds will be used toward credit card processing and other operational fees which will come to around $20 extra per year. Any and all surplus of money, if it should exist, will be given directly to Shluchim.
The team behind the initiative are Rabbi Shlomo Friedman and Rabbi Yochanan Friedman of the Yad L’Shliach organization, Mica Soffer of COLlive.com and Yosef Shidler of CJ Studios Photography in Lakewood, New Jersey.
The process enjoys full transparency as the list of Chabad centers receiving the funds will be posted publicly on https://dollardaily.org/calendar.php
Here is the list for this month:
Chabad of Beverly Grove California
Chabad of Macalester-Groveland Minnesota
Chabad of the Alona Village – Israel
Chabad at the Five Colleges Massachusetts
Chabad Jewish Center of Winchester Virginia
L’chaim Chabad – Manchester England
Chabad of Woodbridge Ontario Canada
Chabad of Pervomaisk Ukraine
Chabad at Reed Oregon
WCRJ Community Center Colorado
Chabad of Eastern Orange County – New York
Beit Chabad Katamon Jerusalem
Chabad House Netanya – Israel
Chabad of Greater Laurel Maryland
Chabad Lubavitch of Poland
The Chai Center – Dix Hills, NY
Chabad of the South Shore Massachusetts
Chabad of Humboldt California
Friendship Circle – Sydney Australia
Chabad at Rollins College – Florida
Chabad of Binyamina – Israel
Chabad Boquete Panama
Chabad at AM University Texas
Chabad of Peoria Illinois
Chabad of The Cayman Islands
Chabad of Berditchev Ukraine
Chabad of Greenstone South Africa
Chabad of Edinburgh Scotland
Chabad of Olney Maryland
Chabad Harish (French Community) Israel
Cheder Menachem NJ
The unifying initiative has won the praise and support of lay people as well as Shluchim giving everyone the opportunity to grow the impact of their donation by attaching it to a larger base of donors.
“As a fellow Shlucha, this really spoke to me,” says Shlucha Rochel Katz who works at the Aleph Institute to support both prisoners and military personnel. “I know how there can be times that can feel challenging, and receiving a gift like this will mean a lot to many Shluchim.”
“At $36 a month, the amount of people that this will ultimately help is something that will be much appreciated by those receiving it,” says Katz who donated as well. “This is also a mitzvah that you will be doing daily, as every day another Shliach will be receiving the money.”
DollarDaily.org is serving a triple purpose – encouraging people to give tzedaka, supporting the Rebbe’s Shlichus around the world and uniting Jews from all walks of life on a daily basis. All that, for just $1 a day.
To join a “Dollar a Day for Shluchim”, visit DollarDaily.org