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Matanot L’evyonim for Purim Returns!

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Homeless To RenterBy Temple Member Sue Covey

Sunday I took two of my grandsons to the Purim Carnival.  While they enjoyed the carnival, I was the “rover” for H2R – educating people about H2R and also encouraging people to celebrate the mitzvah of matanot l’evyonim with tzedekah for homeless families with children. My grandsons observed me talking with parents about donating to H2R.  My youngest grandson, Lincoln, a kindergartner, began asking me questions about what I was doing; what is H2R; etc.  As I explained it to him he was most concerned.  He then said, “Well, I want to help the children have a home; can I give some money?”  I answered in the affirmative; and he then pulled out all the money he had in his pocket that he had recently saved – $.39 cents.  Lincoln asked, “How much do you think I should give?”  I responded, “How much would you like to give?”  He asked, “Is $.10 cents okay?”  I welcomed his donation; gave him a smiley face H2R donation sticker and he observed me add his 10 cents into the donation envelope.  All considering, $.10 may seem like a small amount, but for Lincoln this donation was 25% of his saved pocket change.  Just imagine if each person donated 25% of their pocket change to H2R.  Remember – You can make a difference with any donation, no matter the amount.

Donate with PURIM to PESACH H2R VOUCHERS.  To give online, please go to Http://templebe.ejoinme.org/h2r

DONATIONS TO DATE: $2349.10

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One thought on “Matanot L’evyonim for Purim Returns!

  1. Sue, what a fabulous lesson you taught him too!! We’re never too young to start learning the value of being charitable.

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