Charity Boxes

Question

May I order free tzedaka boxes from the JNF (Jewish National Fund) for use in collecting tzedaka for other organizations or is that considered improper business practices? (e.g. ‘fooling’ the JNF by giving them the impression that I will be collecting JNF money with their boxes they’re giving out for free and instead using it for another organization) .

, 16 years

Answers

  1. If you ask the JNF for their boxes it is clear to them that you intend to collect for them. Not to do so and to use their boxes for something else would definitely be unethical behavior and forbidden. Plastic charity boxes today cost a very small amount of money and I would recommend that you purchase one or more for the various charities for which you are collecting.

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