Many people like to give their home a fresh coat of paint in honor of Pesach and as an adjunct to the feverish Pesach house-cleaning. Ofir Engelsman decided to draft his fellow students at the Ariel University Center and the Alumah College for a unique project - painting the homes of elderly and handicapped individuals in Petach Tivkah under the auspices of Ezer Mizion. All the necessary equipment for the project - quality paint and brushes - was generously donated by the Amrusi store in Petach Tikvah.
For a number of hours, the volunteers worked industriously cleaning and painting a number of homes. The pleasure and emotional satisfaction derived by the many hard-working volunteers was indescribable.
Moshe Israeli, director of Ezer Mizion's Petach Tivkah branch: "I want to thank the students and volunteers who rallied to this important cause. All year long, we try to envelop the ill and elderly in our city with warmth and attention, assisting them in every way necessary. We were very impressed by the success of this impromptu project and deeply moved by the pleasure it brought to the recipient families. Next year, we look forward to expanding the project and bringing the glint of joy to even more families."