Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Progress of our Bayit Chadash Gemach and Store


If you are new to this blog, welcome. The image above is an image from our Bayit Chadash store. The items in this store are one of the ways we raise money to carry out the services of our Bayit Chadash Gemach, assisting needy orphan Chatanim and Kallot. This includes an interview with the Chatan and Kallah which can last an hour or more, processing the letter of approbation, checking references and deciding on the most appropriate package for the couple, gathering items if we do not yet have them in stock, and, for couples connecting with us in time, reducing expenses for the wedding. It also takes time for the couples to come to select the items from our Bayit Chadash store to the value of a gift voucher which varries according to the situation of the couple.

The items in the image above are neatly arranged on shelves in categories. Items on this side are either sold at prices lower than regular stores to those supporting our Bayit Chadash Gemach and store, or are given to our couples. 


In addtion to the new items, we accept clothing both new and second hand in excellent condition, toys, games, books and CD's. These items are all sold at low cost to help to raise money for the work we do while also assisting those living on a tight budget to obtain quality items at prices they can afford. We aim to grow this to provide work for our couples. 

In the meantime, thanks to generous donations, as seen in the image above and the one below, we have overflowed the space and resources provided. We URGENTLY need more shelves and also several clothing rails. 

We are needing to move and since this Bayit Chadash Gemach ans store is still from our home, it moves with us. With increase in stock, we need your kind donation to help with:
1) Moving expense
2) Time taken from generating income to pack these items
3) Shelves and clothing rails
4) The ability to rent an apartment with enough space to continue what we are doing, preferably in Yerushalayim as most of our clients are from Yerushalayim




If you would like to purchase an item or order a gift package for a Kallah or loved one, please either email us or visit our store in person. If you have time spare and are able to volunteer to assist either with selling some items or assisting us to pack or collecting items for Mishloach Manos packages, we are behind in this due to moving close. We would appreciate any assistance you can assist.

If you are a graphic designer and able to contribute by assisting to design a logo as a Chessed, that would be greatly appreciated too.

Thank you for assisting us to continue to develop the services of Chessed Ve'Emet and our Bayit Chadash Gemach and store in particular. 

Please note, we will be editing the details on the campaign. We have had some criticism that the Chatan is wearing a black hat. We would like to point out that our couples come from various Hashkafot, what they have in common is that they are Jewish orphans getting married and lack parents to assist them to set up their new home. Assisting them is a very high Mitzvah the reward of which is available in the world to come as it is too lofty for this world.

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