Category Archives: Senior Citizens

New Eyes

New-Eyes.org 549 Millburn Ave., Short Hills, NJ 07078 Contact:  Sally Golding, Volunteer Manager 973-376-4903 sgolding@new-eyes.org Our mission is to improve the vision and lives of adults and children who are in need by purchasing new prescription eyeglasses in the U.S. and redistributing donated eyeglasses in developing countries.  New Eyes empowers children and adults in the United States and overseas with the improved vision they need to pursue a better quality of life for themselves and their communities. 11 million people in the United States struggle with uncorrected vision and have no resources to buy eyeglasses. Uncorrected vision problems can seriously affect a […]

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National Parkinson Foundation

www.parkinson.org 200 SE 1st Street, Suite #800, Miami, FL 33131 contact@parkinson.org,  1.800.4PD.INFO (1.800.473.4636) Today, more than four million people around the world suffer from Parkinson’s disease. The disease is chronic and progressive, with symptoms ranging from tremor, stiffness, rigidity, and pain to speech and swallowing, memory loss and depression. Because of the complexity of this disease, patients and their families, as well as physicians and health care professionals, need access to the most effective care and treatment information available. That is why the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) works every day to improve the quality of Parkinson’s care through research, education and outreach. We believe by […]

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KleinLife

KleinLife.org 10100 Jamison Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19116Contact:  Sue Aistrop, 215-698-7300 x110, saistrop@kleinlife.org “Serving Up Meals, Driving Out Hunger!” The KleinLife’s Home Delivered Meals Program serves seniors who are unable to shop and/or prepare their own meals, so no senior goes hungry. Volunteers support the program by providing a friendly visit, preparing for deliveries, and help to cook meals.  This is done in partnership with the Cook For a Friend network in the Philadelphia region. For your mitzvah or teen community service project, KleinLife is in need of:  Food sorters and packers: Pick a day when your school has in-service, or on a Federal Holiday […]

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JRAid

www.jraid.org 116 Bala Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, PA Contact:  Melissa Samen, JRAid Program Director melissa@jewishrelief.org  610-660-0190 JRAid is a program of the Jewish Relief Agency.  The mission of the Jewish Relief Agency is to assist families according to their individual needs. The Agency brings volunteers of all means, ages and backgrounds into a universe of give and take. Through its energetic leadership, the Jewish Relief Agency creates excitement around the fundamental values of charity and community service. By providing meaningful and fun events attractive to a broad base of volunteers, the Jewish Relief Agency satisfies our unique desire to take care of […]

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The Passover League

The Passover League 215 N. Presidential Boulevard, 1st floor, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004 Contact: Paul M. Perlstein, Esq. or Brian M. Levine 610 660-0530 info@passoverleague.org The Passover League, founded in 1933, is supported by volunteers and many Philadelphia charitable organizations. Its mission is to help needy individuals and families celebrate the Passover holiday. Seders, funded by The Passover League, are held throughout various Delaware Valley locations. These seders reach thousands of individuals who would normally be unable to celebrate the traditional Passover holiday. The Passover League also serves Jewish veterans in various local hospitals.  Additionally, kosher meals are served through The […]

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B’nai B’rith Project H.O.P.E. (Helping Our People Everywhere)

B’nai B’rith Project H.O.P.E. (Helping Our People Everywhere) 3213 Burn Brae Drive, Dresher, PA 19025 Contact: Samuel Domsky, Chair samuel@netreach.net Project H.O.P.E. works with the community family service agencies and local Jewish social services and with B’nai B’rith members and synagogue volunteers. Jewish organizations provide the lists of people who need packages and the facilities for collecting, storing, and packing the food. B’nai B’rith volunteers assemble and deliver the packages. Begun in New York, the program has spread to Boston, Philadelphia, Connecticut, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Last year in Philadelphia, 540 families received Passover food. As a once a […]

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Jewish Relief Agency (JRA)

Jewish Relief Agency (JRA) 10980 Dutton Rd., Phila., PA 19154 Contact: Melissa Samen, Group and B’nai Mitzvah Coordinator 610 660-0190 melissa@jewishrelief.org The mission of the Jewish Relief Agency is to assist families according to their individual needs. Two distinct volunteer opportunities are available for mitzvah projects: Food Packing and Delivery: One Sunday per month, volunteers of all ages and abilities gather to pack and deliver food to families in the Greater Philadelphia area. Box making and produce packing take place from 8am to 10am, box packing from 10am to about 11:30/11:45am, and food delivery starting at 10:30am. Times are flexible with […]

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Twilight Wish Foundation

Twilight Wish Foundation P.O. Box 1042 Doylestown, PA 18901 Contact: Michelle Bowren, Director of Wish Management, Wishdirector@twilightwish.org, 215-230-8777 Twilight Wish grants wishes to economically-disadvantaged seniors age 68 and older who cannot make their own dreams come true. Our mission is to honor and enrich the lives of deserving elders through wish granting celebrations connecting generations. Our vision is to make the world a nicer place to age, one wish at a time. We would love to match you with what we call an open wish (a wish in progress) as a wonderful bar or bat mitzvah project. Examples of some […]

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Martins Run

Martins Run 11 Martins Run, Media, PA 19063 Contact: Vicki Connor, Volunteer Coordinator, 610 353-7660, ext. 216 As a community service project, help at a senior residential community by reading to the visually impaired, scrapbooking photos and other momentos with residents, gardening, help in the library, gather and record oral histories from residents, play wii sports with residents, friendly visits, adopt a grandparent, and much more.  Performing this mitzvah project will help enrich the lives of a senior citizen.

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Jewish Family and Children’s Service-Philadelphia

Jewish Family and Children’s Service-Philadelphia 2100 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA 19103 Contact: Robin Henkin, Volunteer Supervisor  rhenkin@jfcsphilly.org 267-256-2082 JFCS provides quality social and community services across the life spectrum to enhance the lives of families, children, and individuals. Guided by Jewish values, the services are available to all in the Greater Philadelphia Region. Our Volunteer Services department works collaboratively with the student to help design and implement a community service project to support JFCS. Many mitzvah project opportunities can be arranged including: Work with seniors on computers as a Senior Surfer Bake and donate or sell challah through Challah Bakes Get […]

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