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December 15th, 2008

Soldiers collect food donations for Meir Panim

They canvassed Jerusalem’s shuk for two hours, and collected generous amounts of fruit, vegetables, chicken and fish for the needy diners in Meir Panim’s restaurant, without spending a single shekel! Kol hakavod to the soldiers and their commanders in putting this volunteer initiative together!

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November 6th, 2008

Walking for Israel

1323Shai doesn't just talk the talk - he walks the walk! Shai found sponsors to sponsor a "Shabbat walk" that he took for 20 weeks prior to his Bar Mitzvah. A special webpage was developed for this campaign, www.meirpanim.org/shai. Thanks to his incredible efforts, as well as the ...
August 11th, 2008

A Schoolbag for Every Child

It is difficult to describe the excitement and the light in the eyes of a child who is walking to school on the first day of studies with a schoolbag full of new supplies on his back; in comparison with that child, imagine the frustration and sadness of the child whose parents cannot afford to supply him with the same happiness; who, as a result of the cruel reality in which they live, have to view school supplies and a schoolbag as luxuries.

To meet this need, Meir Panim’s Power of Givin...

May 27th, 2008

Bar Mitzvah gifts from Toronto to Meir Panim in Israel.

Here is the letter Morgan sent us:
"I decided to donate a portion of my Bar Mitzvah gifts to charity. When I began my search for a charity, my main concern was to find an organization that helped children. My mother and I watched a video on the Meir Panim website, and learned about all they do to feed the hungry in Israel. I felt that Meir Panim is a very worthy cause and that Meir Panim needs the money more than I do.

When I watched the video, I understood that giving food to th...

May 25th, 2008

A recipe for charity

Kayla collected recipes from family, friends, and neighbors, and compiled them in a special cookbook. Each cookbook sold for $18, with proceeds going to Meir Panim.  She managed to collect 120 recipes from mostly the New Rochelle, NY community and family.

Kayla related, “I had an opportunity to participate in a fund raising event at Lincoln Center to sing with many school choirs in a...

May 6th, 2008

Kids Helping Kids Soccer Tournament Makes Headlines

After a visit to the school and playing soccer with the students, Zach decided to make a difference in their lives. For his Bar Mitzvah project, Zach has organized a two-fold fundraiser to benefit his friends at Netzach Israel Middle School. A soccer tournament, which is scheduled for Sunday, June 1, 2008 in Pikesville, MD is highly anticipated. In addition, Zach and his family organized a unique online sports registry where people can actually purchase and donate sports equipment...
March 23rd, 2008

America Eats for Israel 2008

the idea is to have people eat out at participating restaurants on a designated date.

On the chosen day, each participating restaurant donates 10% of that day's gross revenue to Meir Panim. The ability to feed hungry Israelis by doing something as simple and enjoyable as eating is the driving force behind this fundraiser’s tremendous success.

This year, on March 11th, about 100 restaurants throughout the United States and Canada participated in AEFI. As anticipated, it took off with a ...

February 26th, 2008

Meir-Panim’s Jerusalem Branch Covered in White

Those who thought they might not be able to leave their homes in the snow stocked up on food trays beforehand, but those who ventured out were treated to fresh, hot meals as usual.

Early Monday morning, as snow began to fall over Jerusalem and the city slowly became blanketed in white, the residents took refuge from the bitter cold. Meir-Panim, however, rose to the challenge.

When snow was predicted the previous week, the branch director Elchanan and his loyal assistant Albert began to ...

January 27th, 2008

Combined Efforts Provide Surprise Assistance for a Lone Soldier

By Yaakov Mautner- Chairman of AWIS Jerusalem branch

A few weeks ago, Lt. Netta Betat from the Shomron Regional Brigade called me with a request to help surprise one of her soldiers- Corp. Yaniv Grama. Yaniv, a lone soldier who had been given a room on Kibbutz Givat Oz, which is near the Megiddo Intersection and his brigade. Sharon, the brigade sergeant was planning to surprise him by refurbishing and fixing up his apartment with the help of the unit’s soldiers.

It was impossible to ignor...