Definitely sounds like a challenge!
But, when it comes to challenges, and meeting them, nobody can compare to Tomchei Shabbos of Lakewood! Tomchei Shabbos has every single resident of Lakewood on their radar, and in the event that a family needs assistance, Tomchei Shabbos is there! In the event that challenging times befall one of our own, Tomchei Shabbos goes into high gear to alleviate their difficulties.
Over 550 families across our city find themselves in dire financial situations, and as soon as Tomchei Shabbos is notified of their plight – discreetly via their Rabbonim or relatives, the challenge of helping the family retain their dignity begins. No stone is left unturned in ensuring that basic staples for Shabbos and Yom Tov – potatoes, grape juice, nosh for the kids, and of course pomegranates for Rosh Hashana, are on the way to their doorstep.
Every address in Lakewood and its surrounding towns is covered by Tomchei Shabbos. Those that need help get it. Those that are fortunate enough not to need the help, eagerly participate in helping their friends and neighbors. Some help by giving donations via the yearly raffle, some help via adding a dollar or two to their shopping order, some help by putting together packages in the Tomchei Shabbos warehouse and some help by delivering packages to the homes of needy recipients. Bottom line is: Every Lakewood household is a partner with Tomchei Shabbos in its holy work, one way or another.
So, as we approach the New Year, and we beseech our Father in Heaven for a year filled with merit and blessing like the seeds of a pomegranate, what better way to solidify the partnership between Tomchei Shabbos and the community than by delivering good wishes – and a pomegranate- to every home in Lakewood!
Sounds like a challenge indeed, especially given the rapid growth of the town – which is already a city with close to 13,000 frum families – and the fact that the borders have been spreading in all directions to neighboring towns. Indeed, it is a challenge, but nothing is insurmountable- Tomchei Shabbos style! The capable assistance of the Lakewood courier was employed, and with weeks of planning and hours upon hours of preparing, the task was undertaken and accomplished! Yes, every door of every frum home will receive a Tomchei Shabbos pomegranate package.
Open your package and smile. Open your package and remember that Tomchei Shabbos makes similar deliveries and brings similar smiles to the needy among us.
Open the package and remember why you support Tomchei Shabbos and why by doing so you and yours will be blessed with abundant bracha and parnassah like the seeds of the pomegranate, in the Zechus of your supporting the organization that takes care of our own.
Many routes were taken to ensure virtually every resident received their pomegranate. Supporting Tomchei Shabbos is always the route to ensuring yourself and your family’s good New Year ahead! Sweet Indeed!
To plant your seeds for a sweet year ahead, visit www.Tomchei.org or call 732-276-9142 now.