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Keren Simchas Chosson V'Kallah

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Human Service Organizations, Human Services

Mission: To assist needy individuals by providing all necessities for their wedding. This includes wedding clothes, prenuptial parties, band, hall, caterer, flowers, etc. in addition, to provide furniture and other items necessary to initially set up a home.

Geographic areas served: all over the world

Community Stories

219 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I got married in 2005, my parents did not have money to help with the wedding to much and my in laws had only a bit set aside and much of that was used for them to get to the wedding from out of the country. DB helped us every step of the way. I must say as a child seeing her at weddings I was scared of her, but after my own wedding, and after the weddings of some of my siblings I'm only in awe! When she is firm with ppl. it is because she needs to be in order to make the wedding run smoothly! DB THANK YOU!

1 brummom

Donor

Rating: 5

I have learned from personal experience that the admin of KSCVK are honest....to say the least, and they are loving, caring and desiring to make a difference with what they do.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

before our first child (daughter)became engaged, we discovered that we were victims of a scam involving all the money we had saved towards our children's wedding/s. Devorah found out about it (since we live in the same neighborhood) and contacted me. She helped us out with all necessary expenses which we could not deal with at that point. We did give her money back at a later date, but she did not expect that, and was willing to help us in any way she could. She saved us in our situation, we didnt know what else we would do

1 RaizelZ

Client Served

Rating: 5

Keren Simchas Chosson V"kallah is an amazing organization. They help brides prepare for their wedding day so they will be able to relax and get ready for the rest of their lives in a happy mind frame.

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Former Volunteer

Rating: 5

Devorah is always helping someone at their wedding or before. When my sister in law was engaged, about a year and a half ago, she helped raise money to cover many expenses that she had for her wedding, and made her feel special by buying her things just for her that she needed as well. Thank you Devorah!

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Client Served

Rating: 1

D.B. made my daughter's wedding a living H-ll. She was continually trying to get money out of me, and she knew I had none. Every couple of days my daughter would call me, weeping, because D.B. had told her that something else had to go - like flowers, music, etc. I can't agree that my role was client served. It was more like being shoved into a scam. Meanwhile, why are these young women being shoved into bad marriages?!!

Review from Guidestar

1

Donor

Rating: 5

When we got married, 36 years ago, it was a "hole in the wall" affair, Crown Heights had no organization that offered a hall, flowers, band, caterer. I was deliriously happy with my husband but bereft of all the simchas choson v kallah I'd dreamed about. Now, everytime I go to one of KSCVK's weddings, I think Hashem and the Benjamins for the proper setting for these 2 jewels.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We had limited funds and this was our first wedding. In addition the wedding was in Brooklyn, we live in Pittsburgh. We were very anxious, which is not the way one should celebrate one's child's wedding. After sitting with Devora Benjamin at breakfast, we came away feeling completely comfortable that we can do this with joy and bottom line be able to afford such a milestone event in our child's life. We have more children after this and feel confident that she will be there to help us then as well. (entered by GreatNonprofits staff member on behalf of reviewer)

1

Donor

Rating: 5

Our community and beyond knows that KSCVK is there to offer advice support, practical help both monetarily and emotionally because they recognize the challenges one faces in planning a wedding. They care about every detail involved because they see each person who comes to them as individuals with their own unique needs. (entered by GreatNonprofits staff of behalf of reviewer)

1

Donor

Rating: 5

So many young people need a proper start in married life and have no family support. KSCVK is like the most supportive family, mentor, and best friend rolled into one! (entered by GreatNonprofits staff member on behalf of reviewer)

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This wonderful organization helped and helps many many young couples, helps them to arrange and pay for their wedding and establish their first home. (entered by GreatNonprofits staff member on behalf of reviewer)

1

Donor

Rating: 5

As a sales girl in a store I witnessed Devorah help an orphan bride purchase clothing for her wedding. (entered by GreatNonprofits staff member on behalf of reviewer)

1

Donor

Rating: 5

As a Rabbi's wife I have seen my congregants benefit from this organization (entered by GreatNonprofits staff member on behalf of reviewer)

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I've seen Devorah's work with friends and acquaintances but when my sister got engaged I really got to experience all the hard work Devorah does. She led us step by step and helped us in every area. My sister went from extremely worried to a happy confident bride. My family and I are truly grateful to Devorah for all her hard work and financial aid. (entered by GreatNonprofits staff member on behalf of reviewer)

1

Donor

Rating: 5

We were introduced to this organization over 8 years ago. Everyone we've met gives of themselves whole heartly. Almost every dollar collected is used to cover wedding related expenses. (entered by GreatNonprofits staff member on behalf of reviewer)

1

Donor

Rating: 5

I have an old family friend without a father and was having a hard time finding a shidduch when Baruch Hashem he found his Bashert Devorah Benjamin completely planned the wedding from A-Z. She went above and beyond. (entered by GreatNonprofits staff member on behalf of reviewer)

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

Hi I am Mushky Benjamin, my mom is Devorah Benjamin. So living with her and seeing all the amazing work she does is truly amazing. My mom does so much for the world, one thing my mom will never say is no! (entered by GreatNonprofits staff member on behalf of the reviewer)

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am Mrs. Benjamin's andlord and I see the constant people coming to her home @ all hours of the day and she helps them all. Her home is open to any are in need. (entered by GreatNonprofits staff member on behalf of reviewer)

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Devora Benjamin is a real hero and a true angel. At a time when we are scrambling to make an engagement party she moves in and takes over and all you are left with is a beautiful affair for an incredibly economical cost. She is helping me to put together the wedding with the same spirit. (entered by GreatNonprofits staff member on behalf of reviewer)

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

!0 years ago when I was getting married Mrs. Benjamin was extremely helpful resource for my husband and I who were both from out of town with no family in NY. This year my sister is getting married in Boston, MA and again Mrs. Benjamin was instrumental in that wedding as well! Her events are truly entertaining as well! (entered by GreatNonprofits staff member on behalf of reviewer)

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Devora helped me with so much advice about everything. Where to shop, what to get, how much to spend on the gifts to the bride, on wedding items etc. etc. etc. everything. She was always available, so helpful for free - she also was at the wedding making sure everything ran smoothly and on time. She didn't want to take any money although we gave her a token of appreciation. (entered by GreatNonprofits staff member on behalf of reviewer)

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

It was the wedding of my brother and my family is from out of town and my mother had no one to turn to so she called KSCVK and Devorah and her team help us so much it was amazing. (entered by GreatNonprofits staff member on behalf of reviewer)