1,000 Between Carpools Readers will join together with 18,000 women bringing about miracles for families without children–every single week. Join us!
When we committed to helping Bonei Olam get 1,000 sign ups for the VeZakeini program, we asked them to share with us real stories of families they’ve helped. We wanted our readers to know exactly the impact that their $1 would be making.
For those of you who are not familiar, the VeZakeini program is simple. The cost of an IVF treatment that enables one woman to have a baby costs $18,000. Bonei Olam’s goal is to connect 18,000 women each of whom donate $1 a week (your card is charged at candle lighting time before Shabbos). That brings the possibility of having a baby to a new woman every single week! They’ve already passed 10,000 women!
Sign up now to be one of 18,000 women bringing about a miracle every single week.
Imagine…just $1 and another women who couldn’t have children could be holding a new baby…every single week. What a zechus!
Want to learn about one of those women? This is the true story of one morah:
Six-year-old Tova had forgotten her jump rope in the classroom, so she ran back upstairs in the middle of recess to get it. When she got there, she saw her morah, sitting at her desk and crying while she said Tehillim.
Morah never came to recess with her students. She could teach and teach well, but it was too painful for her to watch children play. When the time for recess came everyday, the assistant morah would bring the children down to the playground.
But Tova didn’t know this. She had never seen her morah crying. She didn’t know what was wrong! Scared, she ran from the classroom back downstairs to where her assistant morah and classmates were playing. She asked the assistant, “Why is Morah crying?”
“She is crying because she has no children. She is waiting for a baby,” the assistant shared with the concerned child.
Tova was so hurt. What could she do? How could she help her morah? She asked her father, “What can I do to help my morah have children?”
It was a good question; her father didn’t know how to answer his daughter. So, he went to ask a Rav. And then he came back to his daughter.
“Here is a pushka. When you get your quarter to buy a treat or snack, you and your classmates can put it in the pushka. When it reaches the top, it will bring your morah the zechus of all you girls giving up their quarters to help her.”
It happened to be a pushka for Bonei Olam, and it was very large. In that school, there were snacks available for the girls to purchase with the quarters that they would bring to school. This Rav had told this father that if the classmates give up from their own to help their morah, it will have a tremendous impact.
All year long, girls added their quarters to the pushka.They didn’t buy their extra snack bags or laffy taffies. They would add their quarters first thing in the morning, before the morah walked into the room. She had no idea.
Then, finally, one Friday morning, the pushka hit the top and they could no longer fit anymore quarters. The girls began celebrating! The commotion didn’t die down by the time morah walked in and she wanted to know, “What’s going on? What are you celebrating?”
Now, it was finally time to share with their morah what they had been doing for the past few months.
This morah was quiet. That night, when she lit the Shabbos candles, she was besides herself.
“The girls did this for me?! Hashem, I will do my hishladlus, let the zechus of them giving up their quarters all year be in my zechus.”
This morah had tried many things that didn’t work. That week, she decided to call Bonei Olam again.
This time, their efforts were successful. Eleven months later, this morah went on her first maternity leave upon the birth of her first baby.
And she attributes it to the zechus of her first grade students she had that year of the pushka.