Today, we are focused on Giving Tuesday. Some years ago, I began the good habit of thanking our Lev Lalev donors each Monday morning. We called this Thank You Monday. Sometimes, we’ve been blessed with so many gifts that it spilled into Tuesday.
Tzedakah – Jewish charity – Israel charity – and support for our girls at the Lev Lalev Orphange comes any day and every day. We provide comfort to our orphaned and disadvantaged girls, 365 days a year. While today is Giving Tuesday, we encourage our friends to respond any day. It’s more than okay to respond on Wonderful Wednesday, Thankful Thursday, Fortunate Friday, Sensational Sunday, or any day. Providing our Lev Lalev girls with the resources necessary to give them a second chance is a great mitzvah.
While you may be making your donation today, the impact that your Israel charity has on our girls lasts a lifetime. By being kind to others, it not only changes the girls, but it changes the world, and of course, it changes you, too. Our Rabbis taught us that we raise ourselves by lifting up others. Whether you choose to make your donation on Giving Tuesday – or on Thankful Thursday, we thank you for your efforts to ensure that each of our Israeli girls has the promise of tomorrow.
We have just taken in another seven Israeli girls. We expect that as soon as we finish our dormitory expansion, we will take in an additional seven to ten girls. All of this is possible because of the many wonderful people who give tzedakah to Israel and help Israel’s poor. It’s a great challenge. It costs a lot of money, but the rewards are precious. Each girl that is helped, builds her own world. We are able to do this because of you.