Israel, December 2019
After learning about the financial difficulty of a family with five young children, we decided to surprise them. So many people responded to the call. They offered clothes and shoes for all family members, carpets for their floor, kitchen utensils, and everything that the family needed.
In December, people celebrate the bright holiday of Hanukkah in Israel. In order to create a festive event for the children, we prepared special parcels for the family. Our volunteers collected basic products, sweets and toys for the children. Two volunteers also created a Hanukkah greeting card.
On the actual holiday, we invited the family for a visit to our Know Thyself as Soul Center in Arad. The parents and children happily accepted the gifts as we shared traditional and home-made donuts with cottage cheese. While the family was overjoyed and grateful for the act of kindness, we, too, experienced joy and warmth in our hearts by serving them.