Many thousands of individuals from our community struggle to put food on the table.
The cost of food has skyrocketed.
The number of Tomchei families have almost doubled over the past few years.
“We simply cannot afford to put food on the Table”
“Shabbos and Yomim Tovim in our home are dark and empty”
“What if our Neighbor’s find out?”
We deliver Shabbos food and weekly groceries to over 600 individuals on a weekly basis
We operate two food distribution warehouse’s; one in the City and one in the Valley.
Hundreds of volunteers are coordinated weekly to assist with packing and delivering
Our store credit program assists over 130 households monthly.
An additional 100 households receive assistance during the holidays.
“From the application process to weekly and Yom Tov food package deliveries brought to our door…Tomchei Shabbos simply put has alleviated our greatest Stress…How can we ever Thank you"
"What would we do without Tomchei Shabbos…they’ve helped restore Happiness in our home…..Thank you”
Hundreds of households have seen their breadwinners laid off.
Many breadwinners are ashamed and overwhelmed by their struggles. They feel ill- equipped to start looking for a job or to redefine their career.
“I just lost my Job for the first time in my life…..Where do I go? What do I do? I have a family to feed? “
“I’m sick and tired of failed interviews… My resume is not the way it should be…I lack basic computer/communication skills…”
In 2013 we created a job placement and training program.
During our first year we enrolled over 120 candidates and successfully placed over 30 of those in full-time jobs.
We continually meet with local leaders and employers in order to find job opportunities before they are publicly posted.
All candidates have their resumes perfected and are coached in preparation for their interviews.
We set up candidates with qualified matches only.
“Joblink didn’t just manage my situation….They Adopted it… from the intake process to rebuilding my resume all the way through to my Job interview… and eventual placement…Thank you Joblink for restoring my livelihood and most importantly my confidence”
Hundreds of families experience extreme financial hardship due to loss of job or illness.
These families face evictions, foreclosures and utility shut-offs.
“We will be Evicted in few days….and have nowhere to turn”
“Our Power has been shut off for over a week…Help us”
We raise funds to assist over 500 households annually, in a timely, discreet and dignified manner
Coached by our staff and financial counselors, these struggling individuals and families are held by the hand to ensure that their financial and emotional needs are addressed until they are back on their feet.
We make ourselves accessible 24 hours a day.
“We literally would have been on the street if not for you…Thank you”
“Thank you for holding us by the Hand through our crisis in the most dignified, compassionate and dignified manner”
Adults, children, toddlers, and infants wear tattered, ill-fitting and stained clothing.
The parents cannot even afford discounted new clothing during the year or for family and holiday celebrations.
The feeling of shame pervades the lives of these families publicly, be it at school, work or community events.
“We cannot provide our Family with new or nice, let alone decent looking clothing….it eats us up inside when our children are ashamed to walk outside or go to a simcha”
“I do not have a suit to go to my Friends Bar Mitzvah”
“It is so embarrassing to walk outside with the same worn out Shabbos dress every week…I wish I can have nice clothing to wear”
Each fall and spring we set up a temporary retail store filled with brand new, contemporary clothing.
We receive the clothing directly from the manufacturers at extremely discounted prices or at no cost.
Over 2,500 prescreened recipients benefit annually. We provide clothing specified for men, women, teens, girls, boys, toddlers, and infants at nominal prices.
All recipients shop by appointment only, with the assistance of volunteer personal shoppers.
“Thank you One of A kind for dressing our family, we now can feel great leaving our home out without feeling ashamed of the way we look. And of course we are so grateful for saving us close to $2,000 this year….”
Hundreds of local families cannot afford basic furniture or appliances.
Children lack beds and mattresses and often sleep on the floor.
Many families do not even own working refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, and other vital appliances.
“Mommy…….Why do my friends sleep on beds and …we sleep on the Floor?”
“We have no place to sit and eat in our home. Our chairs are ripped and broken…we don’t own a table…I wish there was place to go discreetly for assistance with this”
Our furniture donation and exchange program assists over 250 needy families annually.
We pick up and deliver on a daily basis
“Our children now have proper beds and mattresses to sleep on…they sleep well….now we sleep well….Thank you Second Chance”
“Now I don’t have to shamefully keep on asking my neighbor to borrow space in her Fridge…Second Chance helped us get a Refrigerator and Freezer….You alleviated a tremendous burden…Thank you”
Many Local families already struggling cannot afford basic and costly house repairs
The struggling families have Leaky Roofs , Leaky Faucets, Broken light fixtures, outlets and General House repairs
“On top of all our increasing financial pressure…our home is broken and needs serious repairs…We are embarrassed to invite people in”
Coordinating Volunteers community wide ranging from electricians to plumbers to Roofers to handymen to help improve their Neighbors Quality of Life by volunteering just a few hours a month of their time
“Our Kitchen sinks were leaking for such a long time…it caused us tremendous aggravation…we simply could not afford the necessary repairs…Then came along the special Volunteers who really help improve our Quality of Life”