By: L. Halevi
As most of Klal Yisroel is getting ready for a month of Yomim Tovim, including lots of cooking, new clothing, sukkah building, Arba Minim shopping, the joy in the air is palpable.
But not for all.
Sadly, for over a thousand families in Lakewood, the month of Tishrei cannot begin. They cannot focus on Lulavim, Esrogim and Sukkah panels. They cannot fathom of buying new suits and hats. Their pantries are bare and their refrigerators have barely anything inside.
This is not an exaggeration. This is reality. This is the reason that the #TomcheiTishrei campaign spearheaded by Tomchei Shabbos of Lakewood, to raise the needed $1 Million in a day of giving, must succeed.
Starting today, Monday, September 18th, and going for 36 hours, the #TomcheiTishrei campaign will, together with you, raise the $1 Million necessary to ensure that every family in Lakewood has Simchas Yom Tov.
Every dollar donated to this campaign will be matched by a few generous donors to quadruple its value. $150 becomes $600, $500 becomes $2,000, $3,600 becomes $14,400. Yes, it’s incredible! In one day, the day of giving dubbed #TomcheiTishrei, thousands of individuals in Lakewood will go from being stressed about their sustenance to being joyous at being able to celebrate Tishrei and its Yomim Tovim like everyone else.
This campaign is for our neighbors, friends and relatives. We owe it to them to make it successful.
Visit www.Quadruple4Tomchei.org for more details. These families – who are no different than us- need our support now. Please take a moment to visit the website and with a few clicks you will transform their lives from tumultuous to joyous. You will feel like a Million dollars after you do it!