A Tzedakah Box For The 21st Century

This post first appeared as “Design Contest: Rethink the Tzedakah Box'” on The Shmooze blog at the Forward.

Remember that little cardboard or plastic (and if you are even older, metal) tzedakah box that you used to drop coins into at home or at Hebrew school? Well, so does the American Jewish World Service, which is using it as the inspiration for a new design competition to be launched in January.

“Where Do You Give? Reimagining Tzedakah for the 21st Century” is both an icon design contest and an educational program. It involves a blog about tzedakah practice, an interactive educational experience for middle school students and their parents, and two national design competitions — one for adults 18 years old and up, and one for middle school and high school students.

Click here to read more and watch a video.

© 2011 Renee Ghert-Zand. All rights reserved.

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