Not exactly a comfortable situation, is it? The City of Boulder has a higher poverty rate then the national average. Tens of thousands of families in Boulder are living on a very low income.
However, EFAA, the Emergency Family Assistance Association, helps families with immediate problems and assists them in becoming economically self-sufficient. Founded in 1918, EFAA has more than 620 volunteers each year and provides close to $500,000 in direct assistance to families in Boulder and Broomfield counties. Those volunteers contributed 13,705 hours equal to 6.5 full-time employees, and helped 86% of families find permanent housing.
In an effort to support this charitable organization, Boulder Hebrew High is collecting canned and non-perishable food items. You can help by bringing these items to the Boulder JCC (3800 Kalmia) or your local synagogue. We are collecting items until Passover.
A small mitzvah such as this one can help those in need have something to eat this spring. One small action can have a large impact. So help the people around you by contributing!
By Caitlin Quiat, Aaron Perley, Shoshana Pollack, and Hannah Wolf (Students at Boulder Hebrew High/Eco-Judaism Class)