Date & Times
Last Container UPDATE
What may I send in the box?
Used clothing. Only used clothing. Nothing but used
clothing! No shoes (used or new) allowed. These are the Israeli government
rules, not ours.
If you think it's unfair, please fight with them - not us.
Are diapers, tuna fish cans, games,
patterns, fabric, ketchup, books, tapes, toys, dishes, or furniture, considered
Are linen, blankets, or towels
If your name is Julius Caesar and you wear a sheet as a
toga - and you can convince meches (backed up with pictures of
course) that that's your normal attire,
be my guest to try it.
Are hats, gloves, accessories OK?
Believe it or not, hats are not 'clothing' in the Hebrew dictionary. So one
or two/box we can get away with (unlike shoes!). Gloves - OK. Accessories -
Where can I get egg boxes?
At most grocery stores. If your favorite grocer doesn't
carry it, try another. We do not supply them.
Can I drop off garbage bags,
suitcases, or shopping bags of clothing?
No, ONLY egg boxes!
What size box is an 'egg-box'?
How heavy can the box be?
There is no weight limit.
Do you pick up?
How much in advance may I drop off the
ONLY on the date, time, & place stated. The
warehouse is donated to us by a ba'al chessed only at those times.
Any other times interferes in his day-to-day business.
To whom may I send the clothing to?
1. You can donate the clothing to our organization. We
will make sure it gets to poor people. The charge for that is $13/box.
(Please, no stained or ripped clothing)
2. You can send to your relatives/friends living in Israel. The
charge for that is: Single box: $25. Multiple boxes: $18/box.
3. Or you can send to an existing clothing gemach. The
charge for that is $18/box (multiple).
4. Gemachim sending large quantities are entitled to a
What kind of clothing is needed?
Men's, women, and children. Winter & summer. Etc.
How should I mark the boxes?
With a permanent marker, write the recipient's name and
phone number on each box. No more than that. Do not attach a piece of paper with the
as they tend to fall off in the handling of the boxes. If
donating to us, please mark the box in at least 2 places 'GG' (for General
Do I have to let you know in advance
how many boxes I would like to ship?
If you're shipping more than 5 boxes, yes. You can do
that by either email (email@example.com),
or by calling (917-657-4200) and leaving a message - stating your name,
phone number, & how many boxes you would like to send. We will file your
request, & only reply if we cannot except any more orders for space.
Should I seal the boxes?
No. We will inspect the contents of each box to make
sure that nothing treif is in them, then we will seal them before
putting them in the container.
PLEASE NOTE: Should we find anything illegal in any of your boxes
(either in the US or in Israel), we will throw out ALL of your shipment.
You are accepting that condition by shipping with us.
not fine with that - please, please send your items another way. We try our
hardest to comply
with all US & Israeli laws. Please read very carefully
the shipping contract. If you get something treif past us, & we're
caught - YOU will pay all additional fees incurred. That can reach up to
twice before you make the wrong move. IT'S NOT WORTH IT!!!
How long does it take for the
container to get to Israel?
About a month. Exact dates, times, and ETAs is
meaningless as there are too many variables.
i.e.: day of the week the boat docks in Chaifa. Likewise its arrival at
Ashdod. When meches decides to check the container, & when it decides
to release it. Etc. (Please see 'UPDATE' page)
Where are the boxes to be picked up?
In Yerushalayim. On Rechov Shamgar right past Rav Shefa (going
downhill). Landmarks are: where the City Sheimas (Gniza) drop-off was located, right
before the Belz traffic circle.
Is there a delivery service?
Yes. For an additional fee, we can deliver in Yerushalayim. There are also
vans that usually come by looking for business. We've seen two specific
drivers that give reliable service: Uzi: 052-761-8189 or Chaim:
050-276-7434. Uzi lives in the Bnie Brak area making out-of-town deliveries
a little cheaper. Remember - That's between you & them.
How will we know when the pick-up day
& time is?
You, the shipper do not have to know. The receiver will get a
phone call about a day or two before (when we expect meches to
release it) with instructions to call our office in Israel (phone #: 02-537-0384). A recording will
instruct them when & where to pick up their boxes. If you like, you too may
call that number.
What happens should the receiver not
pick up their boxes?
As the container is unloaded in a public area, it is the receiver's
responsibility to pick up their boxes in the allotted time. After that, it
will be deemed hefker
and left for anyone who wants it to take it.
Please make the receiver aware that you
are sending them the boxes (before we do). If a simcha is coming up
the expected time, have an alternative receiver ready.
Do you have warehousing facilities in
Apology: As each container constitutes
on the average over 100 Shippers, we CANNOT answer every call & email.
(Three minutes with each caller equals... No, you're not the only
one). This is a chessed operation, nobody is salaried, & time is
PLEASE, read all the instructions, rules, times, & dates.
AFTER reading, if you still have a question then we will be happy to take
For first time students not yet in Israel, we will store your boxes
until your arrival.
Must be picked up by:
Yeshiva Bocharim: 3 Elul
Seminary Girls : Sept 1
$25 per box. Delivery: additional $10/box
More than 20 boxes delivered to same
address Yeshiva/Sem: $30/box