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Welfare Ministry Urges Checking Groups Seeking Contributions

Warm-hearted Jews who are often approached by emissaries from so-called welfare institutions in Israel to make a financial contribution should write to the Welfare Ministry before making such a contribution. The Ministry announced this week that recently there have been many complaints of people who had been asked to make a contribution to institutions whose existence is doubtful. The Ministry publishes a bi-annual guidebook listing recognized welfare institutions, and it advises all potential contributors to write the Department for Public Institutions, 8 King David Road, Jerusalem, to find out whether their money goes to a worthwhile cause.