Westy Self Storage of Lake Success, N.Y., is working with the Nassau Region of Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, to raise funds for the Young Judaea Scholarship Fund. On Nov. 23, the storage facility at 2400 Marcus Ave. will act as a distribution point for a fruit sale, the proceeds of which will fund scholarships for the Young Judaea summer camp as well as programs in Israel.
Cases of fruit will be delivered to the storage facility, then sorted and distributed by volunteers. This is the fifth year that Westy has participated in the charity event.
“It is our pleasure to again extend our location as a distribution point for the Young Judea fruit sale,” Yasir Zaidi, the self-storage facility’s district director, told the source. “It is part of our culture to support our communities and local organizations.”
Hadassah is a volunteer organization that “inspires a passion for and commitment to its partnership with the land and people of Israel,” according to the organization’s website. It enhances the health of people worldwide through its support of medical care and research at the Hadassah Medical Organization in Jerusalem. It also provides opportunities for “personal growth, education, advocacy and Jewish continuity.”
Young Judaea is a peer-led, religiously pluralist Zionist Youth movement. According to the source, its mission is to build and strengthen Jewish identity and connection to Israel and bring its members closer to Israel ideologically, spiritually and physically.
Founded in 1990, Westy Self Storage is headquartered in Stamford, Conn. The company's portfolio of facilities spans Connecticut, New Jersey and New York.
- Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America: Website
- Long Island Exchange: Westy Self Storage Supports Nassau Region of Hadassah