So far this summer we have made a “Shabbat Box” that you can use each Friday night and a beautiful “Mezuzah” to proudly display. Our new project is a “Tzedakah Box”.

“Tzedakah” is the mitzvah of giving to those in need. It also means righteous or justice. We are doing the right thing by helping people. One can donate food, clothing, toys, or one’s time to those in need. It is most common to donate money. You can begin this wonderful mitzvah by putting a few coins each week into a “Tzedakah Box”. Look for coins on the floor of the car or under the sofa cushion. Maybe Mom has some loose change at the bottom of her purse or Dad has some extra coins in his jacket pockets? Add to your “Tzedakah Box” each week. When your box is full, donate the money to a charity of your choice. Then start all over again adding change each week. My family likes to put coins in our “Tzedakah Box” every Friday before Shabbat. Giving Tzedakah is a mitzvah to continue for the rest of your life. It will always make you feel good to help those who need it!


  • One small clear plastic container with lid
  • Sharpie Markers
  • Stickers
  • Sequins
  • Glue/tape
  • Glitter Glue
  • Scissors (sharp)
  • Blank white label or small piece of white paper or colored paper for label

How To:

  • Make sure plastic container is clean and dry
  • *Only Mom or Dad do this part!: Using a sharp knife, make a slot in the lid for coins
  • Decorate your box and lid: Any colors or designs using sharpies, glitter glue, stickers, sequins, etc.
  • Wait for decorations to dry
  • On the blank label or small piece of paper write: “Tzedakah” and tape or glue to box
  • Place lid on top and begin collecting coins