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amother
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Post Tue, Apr 02 2024, 7:56 am
It's then time of year again, when organizations are providing help for families for yom tov. Yet it's the same people that are getting all the help, while the middle class are left floundering with nothing available for us. I think something must change.
I wish that there's something we can do to make change happen that middle class should also be able to get help before yom tov.
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amother
Fuchsia


 

Post Tue, Apr 02 2024, 7:57 am
Do you live in Brooklyn? I think the flatbush jewish fund helps with this
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amother
Arcticblue


 

Post Tue, Apr 02 2024, 8:00 am
In Williamsburg Yoely landau is handing out coupons to anyone who needs
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amother
Offwhite


 

Post Tue, Apr 02 2024, 8:03 am
How do you get from r'yoely landau
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amother
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Post Tue, Apr 02 2024, 8:03 am
amother Fuchsia wrote:
Do you live in Brooklyn? I think the flatbush jewish fund helps with this


Thanks, I don't live in Brooklyn.
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amother
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Post Tue, Apr 02 2024, 8:04 am
amother Arcticblue wrote:
In Williamsburg Yoely landau is handing out coupons to anyone who needs


I heard about this, that is amazing.
We need such people in other communities.
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amother
Oxfordblue


 

Post Tue, Apr 02 2024, 8:24 am
Lakewood has the Tzur Foundation that most ravs are in touch with. Let your rav know that you need some help. I think their goal is to not have people go into debt for yom tov.
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mha3484




 
 
    
 

Post Tue, Apr 02 2024, 8:25 am
In Chicago, there is a lot of help where no one asks your income. Its enough to call up and say I need help. If you do that you obviously need it.
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amother
Arcticblue


 

Post Tue, Apr 02 2024, 8:26 am
amother Offwhite wrote:
How do you get from r'yoely landau

If you live in Williamsburg there are/will be ads with instructions
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amother
Ruby


 

Post Tue, Apr 02 2024, 8:27 am
amother Arcticblue wrote:
In Williamsburg Yoely landau is handing out coupons to anyone who needs

Who is this?
He literally gives out coupons to people just because they asked?
Wow
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amother
Chambray


 

Post Tue, Apr 02 2024, 8:31 am
amother Ruby wrote:
Who is this?
He literally gives out coupons to people just because they asked?
Wow

He’s a billionaire williamsburg businessman who I guess does a lot of good with his money!
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amother
Ruby


 

Post Tue, Apr 02 2024, 8:38 am
That is so cool
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amother
Banana


 

Post Tue, Apr 02 2024, 8:49 am
amother Ruby wrote:
That is so cool
I

Will be help people who don’t live in his town also? (I live out of town).
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amother
Yolk


 

Post Tue, Apr 02 2024, 9:43 am
amother Banana wrote:
I

Will be help people who don’t live in his town also? (I live out of town).


No. He gives out coupons to williambsburg residents only. You need to fill out a form. The coupon will be 50 percent off at bingo for upto 2k
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amother
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Post Tue, Apr 02 2024, 11:23 am
amother Banana wrote:
I

Will be help people who don’t live in his town also? (I live out of town).

No, I wish he did.
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amother
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Post Tue, Apr 02 2024, 11:25 am
It's not only food expenses that middle class need help with.
I think that middle class should also be entitled to get coupons to clothing & shoe stores. And I also think that if the organizations that provide food would allocate their funds & goods better, then more people would be able to get help.
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amother
Aubergine


 

Post Tue, Apr 02 2024, 11:40 am
amother OP wrote:
It's not only food expenses that middle class need help with.
I think that middle class should also be entitled to get coupons to clothing & shoe stores. And I also think that if the organizations that provide food would allocate their funds & goods better, then more people would be able to get help.


Yes. We live hand to mouth.
To cover matza, wine, chicken, we will put on the credit card. Iyh we will be able to pay it off by June.
Its hard especially because I get paid per diem so I lose income half of April.
But we are not buying ANY clothing until after Pesach. We just cant afford it.
Im davening for a cold Pesach because all we have are warm sweaters and long sleeve shirts (last summers stuff are too small or trash).
We need tights and stockings to make it through Pesach so credit card it will be.
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amother
Ruby


 

Post Tue, Apr 02 2024, 11:56 am
amother Yolk wrote:
No. He gives out coupons to williambsburg residents only. You need to fill out a form. The coupon will be 50 percent off at bingo for upto 2k

!!! 50% off?
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amother
Ruby


 

Post Tue, Apr 02 2024, 11:58 am
amother OP wrote:
It's not only food expenses that middle class need help with.
I think that middle class should also be entitled to get coupons to clothing & shoe stores. And I also think that if the organizations that provide food would allocate their funds & goods better, then more people would be able to get help.

How do you want them to manage funds and goods better? What does this mean?
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amother
DarkOrange


 

Post Tue, Apr 02 2024, 11:59 am
Totally agree that places need to help more. Unfortunately too many people "game" the system, dont really need it, and get from multiple organizations. So there is nothing left for anyone else.
I am technically poor now. We lost 1 income so after rent, daycare, health insurance, taxes, gas for the car and other actual necessities (My car is old, not leased, not big enough for family)--- we have no money. Not talking about food, clothing etc here.

We got Tomchei but honestly it is still a struggle. All these Purim collections and no one offered us help even though I said we can use some help.
It all goes to local kollel families. This isn't to bash kollel but every organization or shul seem to give first to kollel and not to the working poor. So the kollel wives have new outfits, jewelry, kids have new matching clothing... even the toddler has Shabbos shoes. My kids don't because "we work".
They even look down on me because my toddler doesn't have shabbos shoes. Why, don't you prioritize Shabbos shoes for a 2 year old!?! One even commented how she wanted to give me her old hand me downs because "I dont care about fashion" and wouldn't mind it is 3 years old. Or why don't I serve XYZ or have 4 course meals or 2 mains or....


Um I cannot afford it!! Would love to but rent comes first. Paying for medication comes first.

How come they are on such a high standard of living that they look down on others?!?
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