Duff Goldman became a brand name through hard work, creativity and a blowtorch. Amid his increasing fame, Goldman consistently gives back through tzedakah (charity). Among his charitable causes are police officers, firefighters, the military, teachers, the Make a Wish Foundation, Habitat for Humanity and the Lower East Side Girls’ Club. These causes, he said in an interview, are just the tip of the iceberg.
“I’m a cook who won the lottery,” Goldman told JNS.org. “Seeing the effects this has had on everybody makes us want to give back. Every time we give it makes us want to give more.”
No Kid Hungry
No child should grow up hungry in America, but one in six children struggles with hunger. Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign is ending child hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day.
The No Kid Hungry campaign connects kids in need with nutritious food and teaches their families how to cook healthy, affordable meals. The campaign also engages the public to make ending child hunger a national priority.
Tens of thousands of volunteers, donors and supporters advance the Make-A-Wish® vision to grant the wish of every child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition. In the United States and its territories, on average, a wish is granted every 34 minutes. MAW believes a wish experience can be a game-changer. This one belief guides and inspires them to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids they serve.
Save A Child's Heart Foundation
Save A Child's Heart (SACH) is one of the largest undertakings in the world, providing urgently needed pediatric heart surgery and follow-up care for indigent children from developing countries. Based in Israel, their mission is to improve the quality of pediatric cardiac care for children from countries where the heart surgery they need is unobtainable.