FAQ

How much of the money raised goes to the actual charities?

We are committed to seeing your full daily dollar support a worthy cause. Therefore, a small surcharge to cover the credit card transaction fees, has been added to your donation to ensure that your full dollar goes to tzedaka.

This is a non-profit, so how do you pay your employees?

Daily Giving Inc. is a not-for-profit 501c3 organization. It is run purely by volunteers who believe in the cause. Our team donates their time, expertise, and dollars to help this initiative succeed. No one receives a salary or payment.

Daily Giving chooses the charities that receive our donations each day. What if I am not familiar with this charities?

We expect and hope to have thousands of people join this Tzedaka Yomi initiative. It is impossible to pick charities that all of our participants will be completely familiar with. Feel free to review our list of charities and click on the links to their websites in order to learn more about them. We are confident that you will be impressed with each one and with its unique mission. No matter if your passion is helping the infirm, strengthening religious life, or feeding the hungry, all of our selected charities are worthy causes, and all assist in areas that need our collective attention. We hope that our diverse list may broaden our participants’ scope of interest to areas of chessed that may not currently be their priority, but could become one.

Please note that the charities to which we are dedicating our efforts and dollars have, and must, meet the following criteria:

  • They must be a 501c3 certified non-profit organization.
  • They must serve the greater Jewish community – not one specific community, school, or shul.
How often will I be charged?

There are two choices – once a month or once a year.  Due to the credit card transaction fees, it would not be prudent to charge your credit card daily. Daily Giving Inc. will be your shaliach/messenger and distribute your dollar on a daily basis whether you are charged monthly or annually.

If we are automatically giving a dollar every day, what happens on Shabbos or Yom Tov?

A dollar will be given for each day of the week, but will not be given on Shabbos. All funds will be distributed on Fridays before Shabbos and Saturdays after Shabbos.

When Yom Tov is 2-3 days, the funds will be distributed either before or after Yom Tov for those days.

I already give lots of tzedaka on a regular basis - sometimes daily. Does this endeavor still apply to me?

Of course! We are certain that many of our enrollees are already baalei tzedaka, and many are already giving to the needy in their communities.  The beauty of Tzedaka Yomi is that your dollar automatically combines with your friend’s, your neighbor’s, and so many other members of Klal Yisrael, to become, G-d willing, hundreds of thousands of dollars, all given to one cause each day. The power of your dollar, and the good that you can do by committing to Tzedaka Yomi, goes far beyond that which the few coins in a pushka  can amount to, and can supplement any amount of personal giving you already do. There is no limit to giving tzedaka, and only good can come from doing this mitzvah even more often. Combining all of these small contributions has the potential to make a monumental impact.