The highest level of the ladder of charity is to provide an individual with the means to support himself, to become self-sufficient, so that never again will he need to rely on the generosity of others to maintain his independence.
Three ways you can help
$36 from every Shearith family
1. Our goal is to have 100% of all Shearith Israel families make a donation of $36 or more to a Housing/Transportation Fund set up specifically for The Ladder Project. This money will go to help David and other homeless people who we will help in the future. All donations are charitable and tax-exempt. You can donate HERE or mail a personal check to the synagogue, 9401 Douglas Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75225 and write The Ladder Project on the memo line.
A Living Wage Job
2. We are looking for congregants who can offer David a higher paying job at a Living Wage of $12 to $15/hour. This will be the key to his transition to self-sufficiency. If you can help, email Laura Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org
Donate your time
3. Another crucial opportunity is to give David a sense that people care that he succeeds. Spend time with David at a:
Restaurant lunch, dinner or coffee
Transportation to and from David’s apartment at LBJ and Greenville for a Shabbat dinner at shul
Grocery shopping trip
Phone conversation, just to check in with David
If you can help, email Laura Miller at email@example.com
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