For our High Holy Day appeal this year, we are raising funds primarily for Eighth Rung*
What is Eighth Rung?
Eighth Rung is an FRS initiative, aimed at helping people find their way out of homelessness.
We provide funding for long-term, sustainable support strategies.
We take our name from Maimonides, who said the highest level of tzedakah is helping atperson become self-sufficient.
Our long-term goal? For those we support to no longer need to depend on charity.
As we build our new home, we remember those who have no home
Great news - Most of the money raised from the High Holy Day Appeals in 2020, 2021 and 2022 will go to Eighth Rung.
Our hope - FRS members will link the project with our amazing new building, and think of it whenever they think of FRS.
Where will the money go?
• Money raised by Eighth Rung will fund a full or part-time support officer employed by Homeless Action in Barnet, HAB.
• FRS has a relationship with HAB that goes back decades, through our work providing lunches for homeless people and running the winter and Christmas shelters.
• The support officer will work with clients moving into temporary accommodation in shared houses or into private rented accommodation.
• The aim is to ensure that rough sleepers gain access to housing and are provided with appropriate individualised support to maintain that tenancy and establish roots in a community.
How much do we need?
Last year’s High Holy Day Appeal raised more than £30,000. Whilst that is a significant amount, it comes from only around 220 family units – a quarter of the FRS membership.
PLEASE DONATE AND SUPPORT EIGHTH RUNG AND THE WORK WE DO
*In addition, a small percentage of the donations will be shared between the Belarus Project and the FRS Tzedakah Fund