Bags of Hope

My parents, Julia and Irwin Schecker, left me, my brother David, and my children Justin and Sarah many different legacies and memories. I am particularly grateful for their legacy of service to others. As far back as I can remember volunteer work was a priority for Mom. She volunteered at South Nassau Hospital on Long Island and Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. When my parents moved to Orlando she volunteered at Give Kids the World, helping bring ill children to Disney World. And when they moved to Silver Spring she volunteered at the Wings of Fancy Butterfly exhibit at Brookside Gardens. Not to mention volunteer work at the various synagogues. Dad’s volunteer work included serving on the Board of their synagogues in Chicago and Orlando, and the homeowners associations of their homes in Orlando and at Leisure World. They left their children and grandchildren quite a legacy.

Julia and Irwin Schecker

It is in this spirit that I hope to follow. The need is great in our community on many ways. These are difficult times for all of us and seeing food lines breaks my heart. The Capital Kosher Pantry of Yad Yehuda is in desperate need of contributions.

I am asking you to help in memory of Julia and Irwin’s legacy of volunteering. Please fill a shopping bag with kosher non perishable staples. I will drop off a bag at your home if you like, or fill your own. Call text or email when your bag is full and I will pick it up and deliver it to the Pantry.

I would like to collect donations by the end of June.

Please help. Call or text me at 301-5128-595 or email at for a list of suggested items or click here. If you cannot go shopping and want to donate money to the pantry, please fill out the form below.


Larry Schecker


לעילוי נשמות ישראל בן צבי חירש וידשהה בת חיים

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