Being poor is always hard, but on holidays- it's even harder
Children of poor families see all of their friends and neighbors sending each other mishloach manot (festive holiday treats) and dressing up in costumes- while in their homes they hardly have school clothes to wear and bread to eat. Teachers ask children to contribute a few shekels towards Purim treats for school parties, and disadvantaged children are forced to face the shame of explaining to their teachers that their parents don't have any money for such celebrations.
Purim is fast approaching and most families are making plans for sumptous meals.
Yet in Israel, thousands will open their refrigerators on Purim to find the shelves empty just like on every other day.
Yad Eliezer believes that every Jew deserves to celebrate Purim with joy and satiety.
You can make it happen.