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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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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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Southeastern Guide Dogs

Southeastern Guide Dogs 4210 77th Street East, Palmetto, Florida 34221 Contact:  Titus Herman, (941) 845-1861, titus.herman@guidedogs.org Mission:  Serving those who cannot see and those who have seen too much. Southeastern Guide Dogs transforms lives by creating and nurturing extraordinary partnerships between people and dogs, throughout the United States. A nonprofit with a national reach, we train dogs of the highest pedigree for people who are blind and for veterans, providing our premier dogs and lifetime services at no cost, without government funds.​ We’ve matched more than 3,100 guide and service dog teams since our 1982 inception, and currently have over 1,000 dogs under […]

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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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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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Grassroot Soccer

Grassroot Soccer PO Box 712 Norwich, Vermont 05055 United States Contact:  Pamela Miles, Events Coordinator pmiles@grassrootsoccer.org (802) 649-2900 Mission:  Grassroot Soccer is an adolescent health organization that leverages the power of soccer to educate, inspire, and mobilize at-risk youth in developing countries to overcome their greatest health challenges, live healthier, more productive lives, and be agents for change in their communities. Every $25 raised gives one at-risk youth access to Grassroot Soccer’s award-winning adolescent health programming and our Caring Coaches who change lives every day! Bar/Bat Mitzvah Project Opportunity:   For your mitzvah project, you have a number of options and we […]

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