Tikkun Olam is proud to partner with Shalom Bayit and their “Adopt-a Family” program. Every year, Shalom Bayit assists Jewish clients who are in transition. They’ve fled abusive relationships, walked away from violence and have to re-build their lives. We have an opportunity to create a modern day Chanukah miracle, by bringing light and joy into someone’s upended life.
This year, Kol Emeth has been matched with “Anna.” Anna fled for her life from a marriage that was becoming increasingly violent. She was forced to leave all of her possessions behind, escaping with one suitcase. Unfortunately, the physical violence left her with chronic physical and emotional pain. She is slowly rebuilding her life and feeling grateful to be away from the abuse. She moved to a rural area to get away from her ex, and is on disability with a very low-income. She requests gift cards that we can mail to her to help purchase basic items.
Anna’s Wish List:
- Safeway gift cards (Please note, Safeway is the only major grocery store near her.)
- Target gift cards for household items
- Sears or Ross gift cards for clothing
- Amazon gift cards for other items she cannot find in her small town.
Helping Anna is very easy. Simply purchase one of the above gift cards and drop them in the office by Friday, December 9, 2016. In addition, please make a donation directly to Shalom Bayit. Your donation can help other families as well. When you purchase a gift card for Anna, consider getting an extra one to contribute to another client as well.
Click Here to Donate to Shalom Bayit
Please know that this simple act of Tzedakah means so much to those on the receiving end. With your help, we can create miracles. Thank you for shining the bright lights of Chanukah, and your own inner light of kindness, upon the most vulnerable women and children in our community.