Category Archives: Children

Hebrew Free Loan Association of Greater Washington

Hebrew Free Loan Association of Greater Washington 6121 Montrose Road, Rockville, Maryland 20852 Contact:  Deborah Reichmann, Executive Director, executivedirector@hebrewfreeloandc.org, (202) 725-6141 The Hebrew Free Loan Association (HFLAGW) is maintained by the Jewish community of Greater Washington, DC, providing interest-free loans to members of the community, to help them meet their financial needs with dignity. Loans are available for a range of legitimate needs, including, but not limited to, medical bills, emergency bills, and credit card debts. Student loans are available for students in their junior and senior years of college and graduate students. The Jewish philanthropic tradition of extending interest-free loans is a […]

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Friendship Circle of Greater MetroWest NJ

Friendship Circle of Greater MetroWest NJ 10 Microlab Rd., Livingston, New Jersey 07039 Contact:  Toba Grossbaum, Director (973) 251-0200 toba@fcnj.com Based on the bedrock foundation of V’Ahavta L’Reacha Kamocha (Love your fellow as yourself), it is the Friendship Circle’s mission to: – Engage children and teens with special needs through a full range of experiences. – Provide parents and families of children and teens with special needs with much-needed respite and support. – Enrich, inspire and motivate teens through the sharing of themselves with others. – Create a sense of responsibility and connection to the Jewish community for teens through educational and social […]

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Jewish Family Service of MetroWest

Jewish Family Service of MetroWest, NJ 256 Columbia Turnpike, Suite 105 Florham Park, New Jersey 07932 Contact:  Suzanne Berman, Director of Volunteer Services  (973) 637-1747, sberman@jfsmetrowest.org Guided by the wisdom and values of our tradition of respect for all people, Jewish Family Service of MetroWest, New Jersey provides innovative, compassionate, and outstanding social services to enhance the independence and well-being of individuals and families throughout all stages of life. Choose from an existing volunteer program or work with JFS MetroWest to create your own project. Some projects include: Assemble and deliver festive holiday packages for isolated older adults and individuals with special […]

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SNAP

Snapclinics.org 10 Stoneybrook Way Morristown, New Jersey 07960 Contact:  Dr Alexandra Certner, (973) 538-7223, snapclinics@gmail.com Special Needs Athletic Programs (SNAP, Inc.) is a non-profit organization created to inspire youth to work together through athletics, peer mentoring activities, and educational programs. SNAP’s goals are to ultimately raise awareness about the impact students can make in the lives of children with autism and other disabilities. Over the years it became apparent to families with special needs children and autism that the traditional methods of inclusion have not met the needs of these children, and it was with this in mind that our organization was […]

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Applause Arts Foundation

Applause Arts Foundation 184 East 76th St.  NYC, New York 10021 Contact:  Kat Radin, Executive Director (212) 717-0703, kat@applauseartsfoundation.org The Applause Arts Foundation provides rigorous performing arts training, education and exposure to children from underserved communities in New York City who might not otherwise have access to such opportunities. Through our summer programming and partnerships with local schools and organizations, the Applause Arts Foundation provides pre-professional performing arts classes, workshops and camps to students free of charge. Additionally we also provide snacks, class materials, MetroCards and performance tickets so our Young Artists have all the tools required to succeed. We believe that […]

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Performing for Pencils

17-year old Jessica Goldberg is a recipient of the Diller Teen Tikkun OlamAward and will receive a $36,000 award to recognize her work for her project Performing for Pencils, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides disadvantaged students with the supplies they need to be successful learners by hosting an annual talent show to build community awareness and raise funds. Now in its tenth year, the Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards have given more than $3 million dollars to 84 Jewish teens who are tackling global issues and creating lasting change through tikkun olam – the vision of Bay Area Philanthropist Helen Diller, the founder of The Helen Diller Family Foundation. As an […]

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Camp Erin-Philadelphia

Camp Erin  150 Monument Rd Suite 300, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania 19004 Contact:  Eric J. Trumbower-Camp Director & Sarah Abramovitz-Clinical Director, eric.trumbower@uphs.upenn.edu, (610) 617-2400 Camp Erin Philadelphia is a weekend over-night camp for children who have experienced the death of a significant person in their life (parent, sibling, other family member, friend). It combines traditional, fun, high-energy camp activities with grief education and support. At Camp Erin Philadelphia, each camper has the opportunity to remember their loved one, connect with other children who have experienced loss, and enjoy a positive camp experience. Camp Erin Philadelphia is provided free of charge to all who attend. With […]

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Our Closet

Our Closet 2100 Arch Street 5th Floor Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103 Contact:  Andrea Johnston, Program Coordinator (267) 256-2179 andrea@ourclosetpa.org Our Closet is a volunteer-driven organization that provides clothing to vulnerable Philadelphians and their families free of charge by operating “pop-up shops” throughout the city. We offer community members who are struggling to make ends meet the opportunity to receive free, quality clothing in the “pop-up shop” in a dignified and welcoming space. Our goal is to meet a basic need for our shoppers so they can better focus on handling other stressors in their lives, such as securing a steady source of income or […]

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Rising Stars

Rising Stars 657 Commercial Avenue, Garden City, New York 11530 Contact:  Emily Ades (917) 750-1641 emily@risingstarsinc.org Our mission is to utilize the game of basketball as the vehicle to promote education, reinforce values and provide our youth with a safe environment to PLAY, LEARN and GROW. The ultimate goal of our programming is to provide structured, youth-centered activities which will provide participants with the skills and mindset to lower the ever-growing poverty rate, promote healthy living and focus on the rewards of academic success, developing leadership skills and building constructive relationships within the family, community and society as a whole. […]

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Camp Kesem

Camp Kesem Philadelphia, PA 19104 Contact:  Morgan Darby, Director upenn@campkesem.org (502) 382-8091 Kesem is a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders, that supports children through and beyond their parent’s cancer. By offering innovative, fun­-filled programs that foster a lasting community, we aim to ensure that every child affected by a parent’s cancer is never alone. Camp Kesem University of Pennsylvania will open its arms to around 120 Philadelphia and NJ area campers. Camp Kesem is open to all children aged 6-16 affected by a parent’s cancer regardless of race, religion, economic standing, or background. The campers who attend […]

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