How to help
OPPORTUNITIES TO PARTICIPATE
We receive many letters asking how to help. Here are some suggestions.
WE NEED YOU TO:
Become a Friend of The CAJM
Why We Must Care—by Elaine Scheye
After traveling to Cuba a few years ago, I continued to keep track of the Jewish community through various websites. One day, while clicking around on the Internet, I found The Cuba-America Jewish Mission and a program called Bottoms Up. It was there, that I, a single woman working in healthcare, found my four godchildren. My first one, Adriana, looked just like me when I was a tiny child and her birthday is near that of my beloved Mother, of Blessed Memory. So excitedly, I called to pronounce that Adriana was mine and mine alone.
Thus began what is now into its 5th year of a relationship that continues to evolve. I help both Adriana and her sister, MY SECOND GODCHILD, with their homework via the Internet. Their mother facilitates. I send clothes and books and in return, I am overjoyed when I receive pictures of mi dos princesas, my two princesses, wearing clothes and reading the books I send. Their mother emails the messages the kids send me.
If you want to do a Mitzvah where real children benefit directly and immediately from your donations, GIVE to the Bottoms Up Program and other programs administered by The Cuba-America Jewish Mission. Trust me, you will have satisfaction unlike anything you have ever known in your lifetime. These programs are not abstractions. This organization is wonderful about making sure that your financial donations and clothing and books get directly to the families, and in short order. And, your donations are all income tax deductible!
If anyone wishes to contact me, please contact June Safran, executive director, who will be happy to provide you with my information.
Are you going to Cuba?
Do you know that each person is permitted to carry 22 pounds of humanitarian aid into Cuba?
Would you be willing to carry letters to Cubans from their friends and relatives in the U.S.?
We can help you fulfill these mitzvoth.
We can assist you in obtaining prepacked medicines, clothing, Jewish ritual