Thursday, March 18, 2010

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Purim Charity Campaign Report & Passover's Coming!

by Reb Akiva at Mystical Paths

Dear Friends,

We want to sincerely thank you, each and every one of you who contributed to our annual "Two Chassidim Doing What They Can" Matanot L'Evyonim (Gifts for the Poor on Purim) appeal. Baruch Hashem (thank G-d) we raised a bit and were able to help some needy families celebrate a happy Purim. This is just a sample of where the money went:

1. Anat, whose video we featured was able to purchase medicine for herself and treats for her children. She bought the children costumes so they were not left out, and had a full table for the Purim meal.

2. Another individual was able to have his operation because your donation helped them pay for various post operation costs. To him this was the ultimate gift for Purim and Baruch Hashem (thank G-D) he is on the road to recovery.

3. Other families were able to actually have a full table to enjoy Purim and have a festive meal because of your generosity.

See the video below of YOUR work on Purim.

Now we are approaching Pesach and again we ask for your help. The poor are manning their places asking for help. Those who we (actually YOU) have helped past years are asking, "can you help us this year?" The cost of assisting an average family completely for Passover is about $300. This just covers wine, matzah, vegetables and a chicken. It does not include the other expenses of putting Pesach in the home, just for basics.

Please help us to help the poor. They are relying on your donations to bridge the gaps.

DONATE FOR KIMCHA D'PISCHA, charity for Passover Needs...




PURIM REPORT:

3.7% of each donation went to Paypal for credit card processing costs.
0.5% of each donation went to Currency Changing service to change to Shekels.

Total overhead: 4.2%

All donations distributed on Purim Day fulfilling the mitzvah of Matanoy L'Evyonim (except for 1 very late arrival that came after Purim ended in Israel).

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