In November 2014, Cukunftists organized the First Tzedakah Day in Wroclaw, during which they collected 80 kg of winter clothes, shoes, detergents, food and money for many needy members of Wroclaw, Lower Silesian small Jewish communities and Łódź, aged 4 to 96. They repeated the event in November 2015 as a part of the International Mitzvah Day 365 when Cukunft collected money, sleeping bags, winter clothes, dry food and detergents for refugees in transit camps in Greece and Slovenia in cooperation with coalition of other local NGOs – Wroclaw Welcomes Refugees led by Marcin Czerwinski, Katarzyna Wiącek and Agata Ferenc.
This year Cukunft organized 3rd Thezakah Day in Wroclaw and Lublin also as a part of the International Mitzvah Day 365 and collected goods for people in need from the Jewish community of Wroclaw, Lower Silesia Region, Łódź and Lublin as well as for selected Polish families. For a week all gifts (dry food, clothes, toys, books, stationery, detergents and money) were gathered in Firlej Club, Tikkun Olam Jewish School and Szalom Alejchem Jewish School.
Thanks to generous support of members of the Jewish community of Wroclaw, students, parents and teachers of Jewish schools and Junction – an initiative of JDC, Charles&Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation and Hanadiv Europe members of Cukunft Jewish Association could help numerous families. We could also organize a ‘thank-you’ event for all donors – a special Tzedakah Concert of Jascha Lieberman Trio Band and Golden Escort.
For last 3 years the Tzedakah Day in Wroclaw was coordinated: Jan Kirschenbaum, Joanna Grudzińska, Ewa Chava Pacult and Aleksandra Wilczura. If you would like to join our group of Tzedakah Day’s volunteers and coordinators please contact us. We are waiting for you: firstname.lastname@example.org
This year we would especialy thanks to: Jan Kirschenbaum and Junction grant, Mirosława and Romual Krieger, Jarosław Szydłowski, Robert Chmielewski and all our volunteers.