Long Island’s Tzedakah/Sadaqa Day Project

SOSS Domestic Harmony Foundation

For the fifth consecutive year, the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom
participated in Hannah’s Project. Developed by the organization Rock and
Wrap it Up, Hannah’s Project is a program to help at-risk teens and
women maintain their dignity by providing access to feminine hygiene
products such as soap, shampoo, tampons and pads, all items not
covered by SNAP (formerly known as the Food Stamp Program).
Members of the Sisterhood requested that members of their mosques,
synagogues, friends and various other organizations donate those items
either through a special link set up on Amazon or by purchasing those
items and dropping them in pre-set collection bins. The organizations
chosen to receive the donations collected by the Sisterhood this year are:
The Domestic Harmony Foundation in Hicksville and the S.H.O.P. in
Cedarhurst. At the appropriate time, the donations which were collected
were gathered in the home of one of the members, organized and divided
into two and then delivered to the recipient organizations by Sisterhood
The Domestic Harmony Foundation was established in 2009 in
response to the social, emotional, and psychological needs of the growing
South Asian, Middle Eastern, and Muslim community in Long Island
although its services are available to any individuals irrespective of creed,
culture, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation. The Foundation is multi-
cultural/lingual and works to empower survivors of domestic violence and
other human rights violations by providing services through education and
leadership development, advocacy, and community outreach. Its services
are provided at no cost to recipients.

The S.H.O.P. (Sustenance Hope Opportunities Place), a creation of
the Marion and Aaron Gural JCC, expanded from a food pantry into a
mini-supermarket which offers perishable and non-perishable food,
cleaning supplies and personal care items.as well as a clothing pantry with
new and preowned items for the entire family. Additional help is also
available such as career advice, counseling and social services. The
S.H.O.P. is non-sectarian and all services are provided free of charge.

Written and submitted by Cherie Feinberg.

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