Sometimes people don’t even get to grieve the loss of their parent or spouse. They are instantly thrust into the overwhelming role of being the sole breadwinner and caretaker of the family. Oneg Shabbos V’Yom Tov looks to give widowed and orphaned families a break by letting them know that they will be taken care of.
The average cost of a wedding reaches over $10,000 which is often too for orphaned families to shoulder. Oneg Shabbos V’Yom Tov finds a donor who is marrying off a child on the same night to sponsor the orphan’s wedding! The orphan gets to celebrate joyfully, while the donor gets to walk down a child with these tremendous zechusim.
When the widowed parent is trying to hold the family together, Oneg Shabbos V’Yom Tov holds their financial burden. With weekly food packages and coupons for household basics, families can focus on healing from their loss without worrying what the kids will have for breakfast.
As an orphan is preparing for his chuppah, when a child is struggling academically, or when daily life just gets too hard to cope with, Oneg Shabbos V’Yom Tov provides emotional support to help orphans get stronger and more confident to face their reality.