Happenings Fall 2020

In this time of uncertainty, The Lend A Hand Project remains certain of its support of the more than 1,000 individuals which so desperately need help. Here are some of our recent efforts to fulfill the organization’s mission.

SUCCESSFUL BOOK EVENT: In September, The Lend A Hand Project hosted a stimulating virtual book discussion with Meryl Ain, author of The Takeaway Men. Executive Director Lisa B. Pollack, Esq. as moderator, guided the participants through a lively exploration of Meryl’s latest book. Meryl graciously donated her time, as well as all of the books. Thank you for your extraordinary generosity! The Lend A Hand Project will be hosting more events in the near future as part of its new Speaker Series. Watch for future announcements.

To view the program, please click here:

TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM: Under the leadership of LAHP Board member Sharon Solomon, The Lend A Hand Project met with 20 Temple Beth Sholom (Roslyn) Hebrew School students to discuss the organization’s mission and how they can help. The students—who were very engaged and compassionate—provided a donation to assist a large family that the synagogue has been supporting for years and additional support for another family in need.

BACK-TO-SCHOOL BACKPACKS: Thanks to Supplies for Success (UJA) and the Rondiene Novitz. Esq. family and staff for their support of their the Barbara Robins Backpack Fund. The financial assistance allowed us, once again, to send 200+ fully supplied, grade-appropriate backpacks to all of our school-aged Recipient children in time for the new school year.

PLEASE BE SOCIAL WITH US: If you are a Facebook member, please consider hosting a fund-raiser to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, or any other life event, with the proceeds benefitting The Lend A Hand Project. It’s an easy and exciting way for your Facebook Friends to raise funds for the organization.

HOLOCAUST PROGRAM: The Lend A Hand Project is expanding its reach to help Holocaust Survivors who are currently living below the poverty line on Long Island. The organization will be working closely with colleagues in our community to identify Survivors who need extra help.

THANK YOU: Murray Radzanower (owner) and Systems Management Group deserve accolades for their extraordinary generosity in helping us upgrade our technology and computer software.

SOCK DONATION: Thanks to a generous grant procured by our Board member Debbie Biederman, 2,000 pairs of Bombas socks were donated to The Lend A Hand Project and were included in the backpacks for all of The Lend A Hand Project’s school-aged children Recipients. In addition, the socks will continue to be distributed throughout the year.

RECIPIENTS IN WAITING: Currently, The Lend A Hand Project has 30 individuals who have not been matched with a Sponsor. They represent a mix of single adults and small families of 2-4 people. Please spread the word to friends who might be interested in becoming Sponsors so we can get these Long Islanders in need some essential help very soon. THANK YOU!

CONTINUING OUR MISSION: The Lend A Hand Project is proud to announce that our daily operations have continued to operate at 100% thanks to the tireless efforts of our Executive Director Lisa B. Pollack, Esq. and Board President Ron Jasser. We are thankful to have such strong leadership in these most challenging times and we thank you for your continued support.