We Identify Families in Need
Many of the 700+ families we help are families struggling due to temporary or unexpected financial challenges. Our primary goal is to ensure that we provide support in a discreet and dignified manner on a weekly basis and also during holiday seasons.
Families Receive a Gift Card
Our program was designed to help each family 'fill in the blanks' so they can afford what they're lacking - purchases that most families take for granted. With the gift card and discount program, families no longer have to choose between one necessity or another.
They Make Purchases בדרך כבוד (with dignity)
Gift cards are redeemable at over fifty local establishments, including grocery stores, meat and poultry stores, shoe stores and clothing stores for men, women and children where families shop year-round and especially during holiday seasons.
"With Ahavas Tzedaka's support, families no longer have to focus on only purchasing the basic necessities while shopping."
About Dr. Robert Shanik
Dr. Robert Shanik has been a popular pediatrician for over 35 years and currently runs a private practice in Lakewood, NJ, with offices in Toms River, Manahawkin, Howell, and Brick. He and his wife, Mrs. Rochel Shanik are renowned for their accessibility and readiness to help at all hours of the day as well as their deep concern for others. Ahavas Tzedakah was born out of this care and commitment to the community.
Learn more about Dr. Shanik
"He taught us benevolence not by instruction but by his own quiet personal example."
How We Help Families
Shopping for groceries can be a stressful experience when families can't afford their bill. With your help we can provide families with the support that they need to help them purchase all of their necessities on a weekly basis.
Every parent deserves to be able to clothe their family as needed and especially for Yom Tov (holidays). Ahavas Tzedakah enables each family member to purchase everything that they need – while preserving their dignity.