A group of Yavneh Academy girls decided that they wanted to do a Purim chesed project. After brainstorming and consulting with Gayle Clachko, Yavneh director of guidance and student services, the students decided to collect Purim costumes for children whose families are going through financial hardships. An email was sent out to the entire Yavneh family and the response was overwhelming. Not only did costumes pour in, but when word got out that clothing was also needed, bags of clothing came in abundance as well.
Duffels are currently on their way to Israel where Yad Leah and Beit Hayeled will be receiving the costumes. Locally, Chabad in Fair Lawn and Ohel will be distributing costumes. In addition, a religious orphanage in Odessa, Ukraine, is not only receiving a duffel full of costumes but also multiple bags of donated clothing.
Kol hakavod to the third through fifth grade girls who took the initiative to help those in need just in time for Purim. They helped to make the recipients’ chags more joyous.