For centuries, Jewish families have used Tzedakah boxes to teach their children the importance of the mitzvah (commandment) of giving. Tzedakah - righteous acts of charity and mercy - is a duty and calling of God for our lives. Children would place coins in the box, and then gather them together to give to the needy. Today these boxes can be used the same way and are a vivid, visual reminder that we are to help those in need. This authentic Tzekakah box is colorfully hand painted and made in Jerusalem.