Providing Emergency Financial Help
A big part of Be’Simcha’s mission is providing emergency financial aid to those in need. To date, we have provided funds to help families pay for:
After School Activates for the kids
Holiday gift baskets
Providing School Supplies to Impoverished Children
Each year, Be’Simcha is sent a list of school supplies that children need based on their grade-level. We then fill backpacks with these supplies and personally deliver them to the school. Nothing is more important to these children than a good education, and at Be’Simcha we are doing everything we can to make that possible.
Setting up Holidays & Celebrations
In Halloween of 2016, Be’Simcha went to Budlong Ave. Elementary School in Inglewood, a city where it is not safe enough for the kids to go out and trick-or-treat. We brought with us 300 goody bags filled with candy to pass out to each student at the school. These kids were so excited to be able to participate in the festivities of the holiday, and the smiles we saw on their face were worth more than gold.
Be’Simcha took a sponsored bus and picked up 54 low-income children as well as their guardians. We provided breakfast on the bus and drove them all to Disneyland. Seeing the joy and excitement on their faces when they saw Disneyland for the very first time was one of the biggest rewards we’ve had so far at Be’Simcha.
Organizing fundraisers is a big part of what we do at Be’Simcha. To date, we have organized the following fundraisers to raise money for Jewish families in need:
Bingo night- Mansion in Calabasas, December 2014
Fashion show- Mansion in Sherman Oaks- LaLa Land house, March 2015
Astrologist- Temple Bet Chaim in Sherman Oaks- February 2015
Mother’s Day- Mansion in Tarzana- May 2015
Dinners with Donors- November 2015, March 2016, August 2016, November 2016