Due to the economic recession, homelessness, an issue to begin with, is even worse off than ever. A recent statistic states that in June 2012, about 12.7 million Americans, or 8.2% of the working population, are without jobs. In addition, children are affected a lot as well. The Center for American Progress says that 1/2 of children in America will, before their 18th birthday, receive food stamps at one point.
Since this is such a major issue, Galil has decided to do something about it. The Galil Philanthropy Group, lead by Galil Girls 1 cabin counselor Emery Weinstein, is working hard to raise awareness. The group members include: Hailey Rosenfield, Zoey Dlott, Julia Sams, Stephanie Pokras, Jacqie Wycoff, Kayla Rossow, Helen Halpern, Ilana Shmukler, Ashley Weiner, Becca Avigad, Hannah Weinstein, and Jessica Barr.
But we can’t do it alone – we need your help. On Closing Day, the Galil Philanthropy Group is running a drive. We will be accepting gently used clothes, books, toiletries, canned goods, and diapers. So take a stand against poverty, and do something to help those who are homeless. Your help is greatly appreciated!
There is nothing in the world worse than poverty – it is the most terrible of all sufferings… Our rabbis said: If all the sufferings and pain in the world were gathered on one side of a scale, and poverty was on the other side, poverty would outweigh them all. - Exodus Rabbah 31:14.
Thank you in advance for your support.