According to Jewish Law, one has not fulfilled the obligation of Matanot La’evyonim – Gifts to the Poor – unless he has given the poor person a Purim Feast with real food on Purim.
A donation to Beit Hatvshil is not financial assistance that the needy person is given to use as he wishes. It is direct, focused assistance where your money pays for a Purim feast for poor people on Purim.
A contribution to Beit Hatavshil is not financial assistance that the needy person receives and uses as he wishes. It is direct, focused assistance wherein your money pays for a Purim Feast for the poor on Purim.
Thousands of Purim meals are sent from the kitchens of Beit Hatavshil on Purim itself.
The meals reach homes that are not filled with song – the elderly childless, Holocaust survivors who had seen better days, sick people, and families where a Purim feast has not been cooked and there is no feeling of happiness and festivity.