Author Archives: Cheryl

Laundromat Library League

LaundromatLibraryLeague.org 100 W Virginia Avenue, West Chester, Pennsylvania 19380 Contact:  Lois Lamond or Mary Ann Schwab, (610) 383-7957,loisreads@comcast.net The Laundromat Library League seeks to encourage children’s literacy at a fundamental level with free books. It is a small but important link in a support network to encourage livelong learning. The LLL places “Library Boxes” in laundromats and occasional other sites. A deliverer monitors these twice a month and, when needed, delivers a bag of replacement books to refresh the box. Our Goal is to make books available to children who have little or no access to books at home. We have created […]

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Holiday Season Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for a way to give back to your community this holiday season? 1.  The Christmas Mitzvah Project in Denver, Colorado is a local community-wide effort to lend a hand to hospitals, assisted living facilities, shelters and other organizations this Christmas. 2.  Find a local soup kitchen!  DoSomething.org has soup kitchen volunteer suggestions in local towns nationwide. 3.  Donate Toys. Toys for Tots offers drop off locations for toys donated to children in need. 4.  Philadelphia area families can check out MommyPoppins.com for local volunteering. 5.  The D.C. area has a list of 39 Places Where You Can Volunteer With Your Kids on The […]

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The Mitzvah Bowl Pittsburgh How You Can Help

Pittsburgh: How You Can Help

We are all as a community saddened by the events which occurred this past weekend at the Tree Of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill. It’s difficult to respond to this tragedy without the feeling of trying to help in some way. One student started this project to help support this vibrant Jewish community and find a way to give back. Gracie Silverstein from Lansdale, PA combined her love of jewelry with her passion for peace and  created something beautiful. She partnered with a local Etsy shop to make necklaces that say “stronger than hate” in Hebrew. She will be donating $10 […]

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The Baby Bureau

The Baby Bureau 225 Newtown Rd, Warminster, PA 18974 Contact:  Lori Perusich, Coordinator 215-808-9426  lori@thebabybureau.org The Baby Bureau is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to providing “Baby Bundles” of clothing, and other items, to underserved babies in our community. The “Baby Bundles” are distributed by community social service providers that determine the need. Over 900,000 babies will be born into poverty this year. The Baby Bureau has dressed over 3,100 babies and, with your help, we strive to reach many more! Bar and Bat Mitzvah volunteers can do a variety of projects at The Baby Bureau. They can hold a clothing drive […]

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Jax Bar Mitzvah

The Superhero and his Mitzvah Project

Jax Zemachson loves stories about superheroes. A voracious reader of Marvel comics and avid fan of TV shows like The Flash and Supergirl, Jax chose a unique approach to his bar mitzvah invitation: A custom-made comic book with Jax — clad in spandex and a cape — practically flying off the cover. But now, after his bar mitzvah, Jax no longer needs to dream of saving the day – he’s become a real-life superhero. This May, Jax partnered with JDC to launch his JDC Mitzvah Project. The JDC Mitzvah Project is a new initiative, offering young Jews a way to […]

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American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee 220 East 42nd Street, Floor 4 New York, New York 10017 Contact:  Shaina Sherman, (646) 871-3267, shainago@jdc.org We are the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian aid organization. Active today in some 70 countries, we work to alleviate hunger and hardship, rescue Jews in danger, create lasting connections to Jewish life, and help Israel overcome the social challenges of its most vulnerable citizens, both Jewish and non-Jewish. Our reach extends beyond the global Jewish community by providing high-impact disaster relief and long-term development assistance worldwide. You have the opportunity to choose from among JDC’s many humanitarian programs. Whether it’s caring […]

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StandWithUs

Stand With Us 4950 Murphy Canyon Road, San Diego, California 92123 Contact:  Yael Steinberg, Associate Director StandWithUs San Diego, (858) 598-8220, yaels@standwithus.com StandWithUs is an international nonprofit that supports Israel through education and fighting anti-Semitism both in Israel and abroad. StandWithUs is dedicated to educating people of all ages. We ensure that the story of Israel’s achievements and ongoing challenges is told in middle schools, high schools, on college campuses, over social media, and in communities around the world. StandWithUs defends students when they are faced with anti-Semitism and hatred at school or elsewhere. Our eighteen offices in the U.S., Canada, the UK […]

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Israel Nature and Heritage Foundation (INHF)

Israel Nature and Heritage Foundation (INHF) 35 Jabutinsky Street, Ramat Gan, 52511 Israel Contact:  Efrat Weizman Kohavi, External Relations Director, 972-3-7574267,efratwiz@npa.org.il The Israel Nature and Heritage Foundation (INHF) is a nonprofit organization that supports the Israel Nature and Parks Authority’s goals of protecting Israel’s nature, landscape, and heritage. The INHF offers three great opportunities for someone’s Mitzvah Project! The first one is called Adopt a Biblical Wildlife Animal. Throughout the centuries, many species that once roamed in the biblical times have become extinct and/or struggling to survive. For the past 30 years, the INHF has supported the Reintroduction to the Wild project, […]

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The Lone Soldier Center

The Lone Soldier Center in memory of Michael Levin z”l Yafo 51, Jerusalem Contact:  Sara Kalker Marketing Coordinator, PR & Projects, (002) 502-2211, gabi@lsc.org.il The Center was founded by a close-knit group of former lone soldiers in Jerusalem, to support lone soldiers serving today. Our staff and hundreds of volunteers work tirelessly to provide lone soldiers with housing, food, social events, basic necessities, equipment, advice, pre-army seminars, base visits, post-army assistance and much more. Our vision is to enable every lone soldier to succeed in his or her army service, successfully integrate into Israeli society and become part of the lone soldier […]

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Kids v Cancer

Kids v Cancer 3500 Macomb Street NW Washington,DC, District of Columbia 20016 Contact:  Jennifer Flynn Outreach Director, (646) 924-6322, Jenn@kidsvcancer.org Kids v Cancer promotes pediatric cancer research by identifying structural impediments at key junctures in the research process – new drugs, tissue donation and access to funding – and developing strategies to address them. Are you looking for a bar/bat mitzvah project that could directly help people your age? Come join us at Kids v Cancer. Come create tikkun olam and make a better world for kids and young adults with cancer. You can make a difference. For your mitzvah project, have […]

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