Author Archives: Cheryl

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These boys want to “hug their grandmothers”

This all started by a conversation with his grandmom who is a “high risk” person for Covid due to her age and autoimmune disease. His grandmom hoped there was a way to clearly see who was vaccinated and who wasn’t. The story of the wristband took off from there. Jackson Calder, a 7th grade student at Murray Avenue School in Huntingdon Valley, PA and his cousin Jacob, 6th grade student at Pyle Middle School in Bethesda, Maryland have started a movement to help generate COVID-19 vaccination awareness. In addition, they are raising money for World Central Kitchen. Bar Mitzvah Project […]

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Caring for Friends

  website12271 Townsend RdPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania 19154 Jeannette Fournier, Executive Director, jfournier@caringforfriends.org (215) 464-2224 Caring for Friends mission is to provide food and friendship to homebound seniors, disabled, the homeless and families with children in need.  Remote volunteer!Caring for Friends offers a variety of volunteer opportunities to build a more caring community. You can write caring notes for our seniors, share a meal from your home, or collect shelf stable food donations.https://caringforfriends.org/volunteer/https://caringforfriends.org/wp-content/uploads/How-to-Make-Caring-Notes.pdfhttps://caringforfriends.org/wp-content/uploads/assemble_a_meal_tray-e1581641785808.jpg

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The Sharing Shelf

website47 Purdy AvePort Chester, New York 10573-5028 Deborah Blatt, (914) 305-5950, thesharingshelf@fsw.org The Sharing Shelf is Westchester’s Clothing Bank for Children. We collect new and gently used clothing for infants, children and teens. That clothing is sorted by quality, size, season and gender then distributed to local, low income children at no cost through nonprofits, schools, hospitals and community groups in Westchester County. The children we serve receive a week’s worth (“WeekPack”) of seasonally appropriate clothing matched to their sizing needs. We also host a semi-annual free shopping day for low-income teen girls and each summer distribute new backpacks filled […]

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SOS Children’s Villages

Website Motta Gur 5Petach Tikva, New York 492805 Lielle Barth, liellebarth627@gmail.comSOS Children’s Villages is a non-profit organization dedicated to aiding at-risk youth in Israel who have been removed from their homes and providing them with long-term care in a warm and loving familial setting. While we cannot change these children’s past, we strive to open the door to a brighter future for them all. Quite simply, we believe that every child deserves a home.Two youth villages for at-risk youth, one in Migdal Ha’emek and one in Arad. These villages provide a loving home for children between the ages of 6-18 […]

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Hearts of Hope

Hearts of Hope Contact: Roberta Ginsberg, Roberta@ourheartsofhope.org 973 953-0188 Mission: Create Hope. Deliver Hope. Change the World. Our promise is to help people grieving loss and tragedy find hope so they can heal and grow. We do this through education, community service and compassionate outreach. Our vision is a sustainable environment of resiliency and hope to all touched by our programs. Join us and be part of something extraordinary! “Create hope” for those in need by painting and decorating hand made ceramic hearts which are accompanied by your hand-written messages of hope and healing. Mitzvah Project: Hearts of Hope is […]

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Kids in Cleats

Kids In Cleats’ overall mission is to use soccer as the vehicle for children to rise out of poverty through education, self-empowerment and sport in Cameroon, Africa. Through sport the goal is to engage young people and their families and help with education, food security and relationships with job training programs.

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Sewing Masks as a Mitzvah Project

From Brooke’s Instagram: April 4, 2020 For my mitzvah project, I was planing to sew blankets and donate them to kids living in homeless shelters. I never though we would be going through this pandemic. so now I want to sew masks. For all healthcare professionals and essential workers that would like a mask, I’m donating the mask to you. Thank you for everything you are doing to help everyone during this time. For those who want a mask for personal use, they are $10. i still want to help Birthday Wishes, so 50% of the money from all makes […]

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Virtual Mitzvah Project Ideas

Virtual Mitzvah Project Ideas

While we are all self-isolating our families and reading about Coronavirus concerns, our schools are closed, virtual hebrew and school classes are Zoomed and our kids may need something else to keep them busy. A mitzvah project usually involves close contact with others so, instead of putting your child/family at risk, we wanted to share a few ideas of how your bar/bat mitzvah student and children at home can still “repair the world” while keeping your family and others safe. Fundraising. There are local and worldwide organizations needing help. Start an online or email campaign asking others to help the […]

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Good Sports

www.goodsports.org1515 Washington Street, Suite 300 Braintree, Massachusetts 02184 Contact: Nora Weiss (508) 469-5779 nweiss@goodsports.org Our mission is to give all kids the lifelong benefits of sport and physical activity by providing equipment, apparel and footwear to those most in need. We believe that no child should sit on the sidelines. And we find that the cost of equipment is a major catalyst as to which kids play and those who do not. Good Sports works directly with the sporting goods industry to obtain a variety of athletic gear, apparel and footwear. Only new athletic equipment is donated to youth programs […]

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Friends of the Israel Antiquities Authority

Friends of the Israel Antiquities Authorityc/o Adam Emmerich51 W. 52nd St., 32 floor, New York, New York 10019 Contact: Emily Master, emily@friendsofiaa.org, (630) 640-0011 The Friends of the Israel Antiquities Authority is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that supports the promotion of archaeological research and education, initiates the development of exhibitions of findings from Israeli archaeological sites to the U.S., and sponsors activities designed to share the antiquities and heritage of the Holy Land with as many people as possible. It does so by providing financial support to the Israel Antiquities Authority for a diverse range of archaeological and educational projects […]

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