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Project Friendship partners with existing aid organizations to create “Friendship Corners” within their facilities. The guidelines for Friendship Corners are only that the shoes and clothing be distributed to those in need, free of charge.

It is our mission to apply the principles and values of caring and compassion through a variety of programs thus fulfilling the Jewish mandate to improve the society in which we live.

Since 1985, Chabad of Kentucky has been working with and assisting immigrants and the needy in our community. In response to the rapid and immense growth we are currently experiencing, an arm specifically designed for these programs is now appropriate. Between 1985 and 2019 Chabad has distributed over one million dollars worth of goods to those in need. The amount of goods Chabad has been able to distribute has grown exponentially and...

In early 2019, students at the Louisville Jewish Day School learned about the Jewish value of Tikkun Olam, making the world a better place. They put this lesson into practice by reaching out to companies to share shoes with the needy. From that humble beginning, we soon realized that millions of dollars worth of brand new clothing items and shoes are discarded each year ending up in a landfill. We created Project Friendship with these two key objectives:

  • 1. To provide new shoes and clothing to the poor and/or disadvantaged throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky, free of charge and...
  • 2. To dramatically reduce the carbon footprint by redistributing retail goods.