Each Elul, the office and warehouses of Tomchei Shabbos are a flurry of activity as fastidious preparations are made for the hundreds of families that rely on it for the help they so desperately need.
Dozens of volunteers are now spending hours on end packing the thousands of boxes soon heading to homes, and phones are ring off the hook as Tomchei Shabbos receives requests and suggestions for assistance.
This year alone, over 1,600 families will depend on assistance Tomchei Shabbos to ensure they have what they need for the upcoming Yomim Tovim. But they aren’t just relying on us; they’re relying on YOU. And this year, the needs are greater than ever.
As the cost of food leaps ever higher, more families than ever are finding it impossible to bear the burden of buying even basic food items and. In turn, the expenses Tomchei Shabbos shoulders to feed every family in need has risen astronomically. The cost of giving each family just the basics to make a beautiful Yom Tov this year is well over $2 million – a staggering cost for any organization, and particularly one that plays such a vital role for the community in Lakewood and beyond.
Your involvement in this effort is critical. A donation to Tomchei Shabbos will assist those truly in need and will go a long way to giving families near yours and like yours a beautiful, joyful Yom Tov season.
Tomchei Shabbos can’t do it without you. The 1,600+ families that rely on us can’t do it without you.