Category Archives: Families

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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NA’AMAT USA

www.naamat.org 21515 Vanowen St. Suite 102  Canoga Park, California 91303 Contact:  Deanna Migdal – Executive Director, deanna.migdal@naamat.org, (818) 431-2200 NA’AMAT USA is a nonprofit, volunteer organization that partners with NA’AMAT Israel to provide vital educational and social services for women, children and families in need, in Israel. TECH 4 TEENS Tech 4 Teens, would afford b’nai mitzvot the opportunity to help teens at NA’AMAT Israel’s 17 technological high schools.  As part of their bar/bat mitzvah project, teens would help NA’AMAT purchase computers, software, printers, digital cameras and other tech equipment for their students.  In addition, the b’nai mitzvot would encourage family and […]

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Breathing Room Foundation

BreathingRoomFoundation.org P.O. Box 287, 600 West Avenue Jenkintown, Pennsylvania 19046 Contact:  Eileen Carissimi 215 277-1006 eileen@breathingroomfoundation.org Our mission is to provide care and support to families affected by cancer. We recognize that a cancer diagnosis affects every aspect of a family’s life: emotional, physical, spiritual and financial. We strive to provide a family with whatever it is that will allow them a bit of “breathing room” from their daily struggle against cancer. It is our hope that this will allow them to concentrate all of their efforts toward regaining their physical health. As a mitzvah project,  teenage volunteers for provide a variety of […]

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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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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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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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Nationalities Service Center

Nationalities Service Center 1216 Arch Street, 4th floor, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107 Contact:  Volunteer Coordinator (215) 893-8400 volunteers@nscphila.org Here at Nationalities Service Center (NSC), we believe that immigrants and refugees are a critical part of the fabric of life in the United States, and it is our vision that all immigrants and refugees achieve a life of dignity, safety, stability, sustainable opportunities and meaningful connections to their communities. To this end, NSC provides comprehensive services to immigrants and refugees, including legal protections, community integration, access to health and wellness services, and opportunities to achieve English language proficiency. Our dedicated staff are […]

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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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