TheChesed(Acts of Kindness) series is EKS's way of reaching out to the greater community. Each booklet in theChesedseries details one Jewish mitzvah, and we hope that these publications will encourage people to participate in a broad range of Jewish life. Each year, we donate a portion of the proceeds from theChesedline to charities involved in comforting those in health crisis and organizations conducting vital health care research. EKS has made contributions to many organizations, including Hospice, Doctors Without Borders, The Michael J. Fox Foundation, The Parkinson's Institue, The American Heart Association, The American Cancer Association, The Avon Breast Cancer Walk, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Alex's Lemonade Stand.