Recently, 15 community members from the Jerusalem JLIC community came together for a heartwarming pre-Purim chesed activity at Keren Or, a remarkable organization dedicated to serving children with multiple disabilities.

The member’s mission was simple yet impactful: to pack mishloach manot packages for Keren Or’s Purim campaign. With enthusiasm and determination, these community members worked tirelessly, assembling 600 packages in just a few hours. But their efforts extended far beyond the physical act of packing; they symbolized the power of community coming together to make a difference.

A member of the Jerusalem JLIC Community working to Spread Joy with Pre-Purim Chesed

The decision to support Keren Or’s Purim campaign was deeply rooted in the ties between the Jerusalem JLIC community and the organization. A member of the JLIC community works at Keren Or, and when they reached out for assistance, the response was swift and resounding. It exemplifies the beauty of interconnectedness within a community and the willingness to extend a helping hand to those in need.

But what exactly is Keren Or, and why is their work so vital? Keren Or Jerusalem Center for Blind Children with Multiple Disabilities is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the education and care of visually impaired children who also face cognitive, developmental, and/or physical challenges. They provide comprehensive care, educational exercises, and rehabilitative therapies aimed at helping these children reach their full potential.

At Keren Or, miracles unfold every day. Whether it’s a child taking their first steps, communicating for the first time, or finding joy in music and play, the impact of their work is immeasurable. Moreover, their dedication extends beyond the classroom; they ensure that children receive top-quality care regardless of their family’s financial circumstances.

The Jerusalem JLIC community’s commitment to chesed showcases the transformative power of collective action, highlighting the ability of individuals to enact profound change. As Purim nears, let’s draw inspiration from their example and the impactful work of Keren Or, remembering that even small acts of kindness can ignite a brighter, more compassionate world.

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