Giving Back During The Holidays


    Fountain of Kindness, a local organization, is raising funds to support families in need during the upcoming Jewish Holidays, such as Rosh Hashanah, Sukkot, and Simchat Torah.

    Purchasing groceries for families during Rosh Hashanah.

    In 2018, Fountain of Kindness was formed to address the needs of the rapidly growing Jewish community in Great Neck. The founder of Fountain of Kindness, Melody Aziz, had a vision to spread kindness and encourage others to do the same.

    Since its start in 2018, Fountain of Kindness has made a difference in the Jewish community and beyond. With the help of volunteers and supporters, the organization has created gift baskets for hospitalized children, supplied meals to hospitalized patients and their families, helped fulfill the wishes of sick children, and more.

    For the past five years, Fountain of Kindness has raised funds to purchase groceries and daily living essentials for families in need during the high holidays.


    Picking up a large grocery store order.

    “We place big orders at local supermarkets,” said Aziz. “Usually, around the holidays, the supermarkets charge even extra, so for someone who’s struggling, it becomes even harder. It’s a very big help to families if we could buy them the essentials; for example, they need specific items for the Seder like pomegranates and dates.”

    For the upcoming holiday of Rosh Hashanah, Fountain of Kindness hopes to raise enough funds to help feed around 150 families.

    People are welcome to help support Fountain of Kindness by purchasing items and dropping them off at the organization. Some people can even receive a list of families in need and drop the items directly on their doorstep. Monetary donations are accepted to help the organization purchase food and living essentials in bulk.

    “We always have volunteers. And during the holiday season, we have extra volunteers join us,” said Aziz. “A lot of people like to give back during the holiday season. We’re always looking for anyone who wants to volunteer and give back to the community.”

    Rosh Hashanah (Sept. 15-Sept. 17), Sukkot (Sept. 29-Oct. 1) and Simchat Torah (Oct. 6-Oct. 8) are holidays that Fountain of Kindness will be working to gather groceries and daily necessities to give to families in need.

    To get involved, contact Fountain of Kindness at
    To make a donation directly to the organization, visit

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