The previous Rebbe of Biale Bnei Brak z”l saw the need for support for families blessed with many children and little financial ability and established the Chasdei Duvid organization. The organization operates a system of food support for families and poor individuals all year round.
The organization distributes large-scale pre-holiday food vouchers to many large families, which greatly eases the typically heavy holiday expenses. Also, for every birth the family receives food stamps and shopping expenses. Within the organization, there is an aid organization for mothers after birth, which is responsible for providing hot and fresh food to the mother’s home.
Another branch of Chasdei Duvid is a soup kitchen for the needy that provides hot meals throughout the day for every needy person who enters its gates, and the Rebbe shlita himself participates in serving the poor often on Rosh Chodesh and on the eve of his children’s marriage.
The present Rebbe Shlita saw the need for support for families with children and the incapacitated and worked to expand the Chasdei Duvid organization. The organization spreads a network of food security for families and individuals from all streams and sectors all year round.
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Funds for orphans and widows
In the organization “Mismeach et Sheli” (“Make happy Mine), the Rebbe shlita established a shell of economical, physical and emotional support for widows and orphans.
One of the foundations of the organization is the fund for melamdim, women teachers, and private tutors for the orphan children. Special emphasis is put on emotional support, besides progress in learning.
The organization authorizes the tutor to be a kind of father figure who accompanies the child at all times and looks after all needs. The Rebbe personally monitors each orphan in the program, while funding and budgeting for whatever is required..
The organization assists financially with food stamps and shopping for widows on a regular but dynamic and vigilant basis for changing needs.
In addition, the organization occasionally holds gatherings and field trips for widows and orphans with full funding, without the families’ own participation.
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A letter to the organization's supporters
והיות ובימינו הדבר גובל בפיקוח נפש וע"כ אפנה בזה לאחינו בני ישראל בכל מקום שהם, אנא! אחים יקרים טלו חלק במפעל חסד וכביר זה ועמדו לימינם.
ואברך בזה כל אשר יזכו להשתתף ולפעול ולתרום מכוחו והונו מעבר ליכולתו במפעל חסד זה נעשה שותף להצלת נפשות ממש וירחמו עליו מן השמים ויראה אך טוב וחסד ורחמים כל הימים ברוחניות ובגשמיות ולא יזדקק לבשר ודם ויראה נחת דקדושה מכל יוצאי חלציו לאריכות ימים דשנים ורעננים .
"Seeing my eldest go out to the synagogue with a smile and confidence on Friday night , knowing that his tutor is there and will stand by his side and next to his brother for the duration of the entire prayer - this is one of the calm points I have in life."
"Within the Corona period we fell into an unexpected economic crisis, the food vouchers you sent us gave us the reassurance that at least food would not be lacking in the house, the refrigerator and the cupboard would not be emptied.."
"The day after the trip my daughter asked when the next trip was. I had never seen her so happy and liberated, she found new friends and kept in touch with them. Thank you, thank you, and thank you again..
"Thank you for not forgetting us even during the corona period, the tutor kept in touch with my daughter, encouraged her and went out with her throughout the period, it is not easy to be in quarantine without a mother ... May Hashem reward you!."
".Even though we are not so in touch, one thing I know: my father is not hungry, he goes to your soup kitchen every day and gets a hot meal, and no less important - a good word ..."
"I will not forget the hot meals I received after the difficult birth, even though several months have passed. Knowing that someone thinks of me and pampers me and my family has really put me on my feet.