April Tzedakah Box Supports My New Red Shoes
This month our tzedakah contributions will benefit My New Red Shoes, serving homeless and low-income children ages 5-18 throughout the Bay Area. For most Bay Area kids the first day of school means a chance to show off a brand new back-to-school outfit, new jeans, new shoes and maybe a new backpack. But for homeless and very low-income children it’s a very different kind of feeling. Many of these children have never owned anything new. Often they do not attend school regularly because of the shame of not having enough clothing. My New Red Shoes partners with community agencies for referrals throughout the school year, providing needy students with new shoes and new clothing to improve their school attendance, self-esteem, educational experience and quality of life.
Since 2006, My New Red Shoes has helped to close the clothing, confidence and opportunity gap for more than 62,000 students living in poverty in the San Francisco Bay Area by providing them with the basic necessities of new shoes and new clothing. Please give generously to help all our children start school feeling better about themselves and their ability to fit in with their peers. Visit mynewredshoes.org to read more about the impact of your donation.
To make an online donation, visit the Beth Am online payment page and click on "Tzedakah Box" from the list of funds. Or, your donations may be placed in any of the tzedakah boxes on the Beth Am campus (in the Sanctuary foyer, Beit Kehillah or Administrative Office). If you prefer to make your donation by check, please make it payable to Congregation Beth Am and mail to: Congregation Beth Am, Attn: Tzedakah Box – My New Red Shoes, 26790 Arastradero Road, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022. Thank you for your support.