The issue at hand was a thorough collection of 36 unique and tragic cases regarding impoverished orphans. Case details were distributed among the group, including how the brides and grooms lost their parents, the extent of their poverty, and their upcoming wedding dates. Remarkably, the rabbanim took the time to inspect each case and discuss the expenses necessary to save these orphans from shame on the day of their wedding.
All who were present were moved by the power of this massive project to provide a group of young people with dignity. During a similar campaign last year, Harav Hagaon Dovid Kohen shlit”a remarked that “to be partners in this mitzvah is the greatest thing a person can do for his zechus and that of his family.”
It is clearly an emotional and urgent mission for all involved: both the young people who are suffering from painful and embarrassing engagements due to a lack of funds, and the rabbanim who are rallying to inspire klal yisroel to help them.
It is a global movement which has the power to truly change the lives of men and women who have suffered. The time remaining until the weddings, however, is short. Those who are inspired to participate can donate here.