It doesn’t really matter where you live; a new Harry Potter movie is an irresistible attraction to kids (and adults) throughout the world. As the Hanukkah week was coming to an end the kids at Beit Hayeled (A very special small home we have written about many times. Here, kids who are removed from their parents by the Israeli courts have a chance to live in a loving, supportive environment under the watchful care of Yitz Feigenbaum and Irit Zucker) were treated to a holiday gift from the Good People Fund and several donors. The "gift" was an outing to the mall cinema where everyone enjoyed popcorn during the movie and pizza, soda and ice cream for dessert. We heard that the kids gave the movie four stars and are looking forward to the sequel.
Meanwhile, in Jerusalem 26 kids who come from very poor families in the Baka neighborhood were each presented with gift certificates by Karyn and Zehava who head up a group of neighborhood volunteers who provide monthly food packages to several families struggling to put sufficient food on the family table. Immediately after we completed the purchase of the certificates, Karyn sent the following:
We felt very good about the generous vouchers and the idea of letting the children choose their own toys, given the fact that they are now older and it’s more difficult to decide what they would enjoy.
Thanks for making it possible. You added a lot of joy to these families’ lives this Channukah. Sometimes the basic food items are simply not enough.
It was our pleasure to act on behalf of the Good People Fund’s donors…