Jun 11, 2014
Mom Thanks Local Gemach

From the COLlive Inbox: "Thank you for making a potentially uncomfortable situation feel so comfortable," writes a mother to a local Gemach.

"Thank you for making a potentially uncomfortable situation feel so comfortable. We walked into to our personal appointment with the uniform gemach in Crown Heights to find racks of skirts fresh from the cleaners, both white and blue shirts hanging in size order and boxes of neatly folded sweaters and vests. You made my daughter feel welcome to keep trying skirts, sweaters and shirts until she had pulled together an assortment that fit her well. Not for one minute did we feel rushed or pressured in that room of chessed. On behalf of my daughter and I and the many other families who benefit from the gemach, I want to say thank you for hosting us so graciously ."

It is the letters of thanks, the sighs of relief from the parents and the shy smiles of the students that compel us to reach out to COLlive readers for help building the gemach inventory.

While we are the ones who receive these kind notes, and words of praise, you are the ones that enable the gemach to exist. It is heartwarming to see the amount of uniforms donated each year as school ends. It is heartwarming to receive the new items that are donated at the start of each new year as parents keep the gemach in mind when buying new uniforms for their children. It is heartwarming to see how many uniform items we receive erev pesach. It is heartwarming to see how much you care!

As the school year draws to a close we ask you to please keep the gemach in mind by dropping off gently worn uniforms, in good condition, on the porch of 1287 Carroll st btw Brooklyn and New York aves.

On behalf of our many gemach clients, we thank you for your partnership in bringing relief and smiles to the parents and children of our community.

A special note of thanks to Mr. Teich of Regency Cleaners for making sure every skirt is freshly pressed and repleated before making its way to our racks.

Rochel Lustig
Chani Karp

To schedule an appointment with the gemach for the coming school year please call (718) 493-1740 after August 1st and leave a message. All calls will be returned.



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1
Nice
Go David Teich !!
(6/11/2014 10:42:40 AM)
2
Beautiful
What a chessed! Keep up the good work!
(6/11/2014 10:52:20 AM)
3
Chessed for both
Those on the giving and receiving end are happy to have the g'mach. Thank you!
(6/11/2014 2:19:36 PM)
4
Kol hakovod
The "shoppingØexperience far out does the fashion shops on Kingston avenue.
The courtesy and display of items could teach the stores on Kingston avenue a thing or two.
Rochel Lustig may Hashem reward you for kindness and sensitivity.
(6/11/2014 11:37:26 PM)
5
Nice to See a Positive Op-Ed
Before I even started reading this that was my first thought. It's good to see an Op-Ed that's not bashing some person or institution and highlighting their every mistake, but pointing out a good thing in our community for once.
Great!
(6/12/2014 2:30:48 AM)
6
Pre 1 A uniforms
Do you accept the Bais Rivkah grey jumper for Pre-1-A?
(6/12/2014 8:16:29 AM)
7
Kol Hakavod
B"H I have never seen the inside of a Gemach. I am not wealthy by any means but I am able to purchase clothing and uniforms for my kids. I am so happy to pass them on to families who can continue to get use out of them.

Thank you to the Gemach Families for taking precious time out of your day to help those in need. It's greatly appreciated!
(6/12/2014 8:28:55 AM)
8
i think there is a special pre 1a gmach
call the schools or check their handbooks
(6/12/2014 10:59:08 AM)
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