**REMINDER** Today is the last day to donate canned goods to the Purim Mitzvah Challenge. TIZKU L’MITZVOT!!!
Last week I hinted at a little Matanot l’Evyonim challenge that I would be hosting for Purim. Well, I’m very excited to announce that as of today, for every non-perishable food item that you donate between now and Ta’anit Esther, my husband and I will donate 10¢ to Meir Panim in Israel (up to $200).
Meir Panim is an organization that I really believe in. They do great work feeding the hungry across Israel – and there are a lot of hungry to feed. Did you know that one in four Israeli children live below the poverty line?
In light of the tragic events unfolding in Japan, my husband and I will also donate $.10/item to the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee for Japan/Pacific disaster relief.
As far as this challenge goes, here’s what I’m thinking: You know how I’m always saying that couponing is a great way to create margin in your life? Margin for stuff like spendy kosher food. Or fancy new shoes?
Well, couponing is also an amazing way to enable you to give more generously to people in need – especially when you are on a very tight budget. So, whether you use your mad coupon skillz to pick up free food; or you just pluck a few cans off your stockpile shelves; or you go into the store and pay full price — I’m good with however you donate it.
Just give as generously as your budget allows — and then leave me a comment on this post with the number of items you donated.
This post will stay at the top of the page until Taanit Esther, so feel free to comment multiple times with multiple donations!
My husband will help me to keep track of all the items donated and then we’ll give you the final tally on Purim!
Houston Ima and In Our Small Garden have joined the Purim Challenge. They will be donating $.10 to Yad Sarah and Leket Israel, respectively, for every canned good you donate. So after you finish leaving your total on my blog, please hop over to Houston Ima and In Our Small Garden with your total as well. “Triple dipping” is welcome – we just want our checks to be as big as possible!