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Kupat Ha'ir – The Tzedakah of the Gedolei Hador Kupat Ha'ir is the largest volunteer based charity fund supported by Jews worldwide. Kupat Ha'ir is the lifeline for thousands of needy. With offices in Israel, the U.S., Canada and throughout Europe.
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Food Deliveries

Kupat Ha'ir's food deliveries are a huge, huge, project. The boxes of food and other basic necessities are assembled in huge production halls where thousands of tons of top-quality products move down an assembly line. Each family receives a delivery of five boxes containing a huge "supermarket order:" Wine, candles, detergent, toothbrushes, dishwashing soap and floor cleaner, music CDs, nosh, baking extracts, coffee and tea, toilet paper, shampoo- what not?. Five boxes stuffed with abundance.

This project is carried out twice a year, before Pesach and before Sukkos. We try to send the boxes to different families each time so that more and more families will experience, at least once in their lives, a feeling of abundance and plenty, of having full cupboards just like everyone else. One such a period of abundance affords them the strength for many days of scrimping and saving up ahead.

True stories
We Have Too, For Once It was quiet at home; both the children and their parents were asleep after a happy, joyous day. Kupat Ha'ir's delivery had arrived and the kids had "attacked" them, drunk with excitement as their parents watched with moist eyes. Like all loving parents, they wanted the best for their children - but they have so little to give…

A light noise woke the mother and she sat up in bed, listening. Were those footsteps she was hearing? A cabinet door opened and closed and she broke out in a cold sweat. Someone was in the house! Suddenly, a small figure crossed the hall to the bathroom and she breathed a sigh of relief. It was just Motti!

But what was Motti doing up? He usually slept so deeply! She got out of bed, more than a little concerned, and quietly followed her son to the bathroom. Motti was standing near the cabinet filled with stuff from Kupat Ha'ir's delivery. The doors were open and he was caressing the bottles arranged inside. Then he closed the door and padded to the kitchen. She followed. Motti opened cabinet after cabinet, looking with glee at the items inside. A joyful smile lit up his face. Finally, he went back to bed and she did, too, with tears in her eyes. Half an hour later, Sariti woke up. She, too, went to the kitchen and opened the cabinets to make sure it wasn't all a dream.

The next day, the house was full of friends. The kids kept finding excuses to open the cabinets again and again. They wanted their friends to see that they, too, had whatever they needed!
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