Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Moscow Project Aids Jewish Schoolchildren

MOSCOW, Russia – The ‘Shaarei Tsedek’ Charity Center in Moscow is currently carrying out a timely humanitarian campaign that aims to help low-income and otherwise needy Jewish families in Russia’s capital.

In particular, it is youngsters who will benefit from this latest initiative. With the start of this month also begins a new school year and thanks to this project, these young beneficiaries have received a new set of school stationary, utensils and accessories that are needed in their studies.
This campaign is being organized through the ‘Children SOS’ program of the ‘Shaarei Tsedek’ Center, which is headed by Ora Titovskaya. These back-to-school kits are provided free of charge to kids in critical situations – those who suffer from a physically or mentally disability, those from single parent homes, and those from families with a large number of children. Families qualifying for this assistance have a total monthly household income equal to less than 6,000 rubles (less than $300 USD per month per person).

For youngsters aged six through eleven, the school packs include such items as pencils, notebooks, felt markers and an album. For children aged 11-18, the package contains notebooks, a ruler, pens, felt markers, and several other items.

The ‘Shaarei Tsedek’ Charity Center is located in Moscow’s Marina Roscha neighborhood, not far from the multi-storey Moscow Jewish Community Center. Since its opening, the center has been essential in its invaluable social and humanitarian contribution to the lives of the most needy among Jews in Russia’s capital.

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