Israel Relief Aid was asked to help one of the communities
in Haifa to celebrate the Purim holiday including gifts to children in of the
worst poverty-stricken areas. Purim
gifts and a holiday party are never something that impoverished kids get
. . . sad!
Purim is a holiday that originated throughout the entire
Middle East as recorded in the book of Esther in which there was to be no
impoverished Hebrew family unable to celebrate.
Yet today, with 30% of Israeli kids living below the
poverty line, this seems to be an impossibility. Israel Relief Aid knows where these kids are,
and can find the most impoverished ones.
So, depending on donor response for this Purim appeal, together we have
an opportunity to reach these kids …
give them an unexpected smile instead of a frown, to show them the meaning of the
holiday, that suddenly, things can be completely turned around.
In two weeks it is Erev Purim (March 9), and so the event date is set. This outreach is running through the rest of
this week, which ends with February 29; so we still have this 7 days to fund
gifts. May you be blessed as you bless