This was posted on the local yahoo Ra’analist :
A woman with a newborn can use all the help she can get. That’s where the international volunteer organization Shifra & Pua steps in.
Our Ra’anana branch is seeking volunteers to help prepare a dish for Shabbat meal for a postpartum mother and her family. It works like this: We currently have a list of volunteers who, with several days notice from the coordinator, prepare a dish (salad, fish, chicken, rice, dessert…) that is then delivered by the volunteer on Friday.
The service is available to any postpartum mother – religious or not- in Ra’anana for one month. Hundreds of women and their families have benefited from this service, and the demand is growing. In addition, Shifra and Pua offers babysitting and house cleaning services to women in a lower-income bracket.
To volunteer to cook, or if you know someone who could use our help, please contact Galit at 054-302-5688.
We’ve also just begun a new breakfast service. Often, a postpartum mother is so busy caring for her infant that she forgets to eat and care for herself. Now, for one week, she will enjoy a full, nourishing Israeli breakfast delivered to her door, prepared in the Shifra & Pua kitchen.
Donations are needed to keep this running, as well as other services provided. If you are interested in helping out, contact Julie at 054-789-3970.