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Finding your awesome mitzvah project

Finding your Awesome Mitzvah Project

Finding Your Awesome Mitzvah Project: Making a Real Difference Guess what? You’re about to embark on a fantastic journey that’s all about giving back and making a positive impact on the world. It’s called a mitzvah project and a super cool way to show your love for your community and the world around you. So, let’s dive in and figure out how to pick the perfect hands-on mitzvah project that’s not just about raising money but about getting your hands dirty (figuratively speaking, of course!) and making real change happen. 1. What’s a Mitzvah Anyway? First things first, let’s talk […]

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American Red Cross NJ Region

American Red Cross NJ 209 Fairfield Road Fairfield, New Jersey 07004Contact: Nicole Runyon (732) 489-4055 nicole.runyon@redcross.org The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.‚Äč The Red Cross office at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst is located at:American Red Crossof New Jersey6051 Doughboy LoopJoint Base McGuire-DixLakehurst, NJ 08640 The Red Cross office at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst offers aid to military families in crisis including food, clothing and financial assistance. For a mitzvah project collection for the Red Cross House at the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst: Individual pack […]

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how to help ukraine

How to help Ukraine

Helping others is what we do.That’s why it’s important to get involved and support people around the world who are in need.As the invasion of Ukraine continues, here are some ways to help citizens affected by this crisis. How to help Ukraine: Nova Ukraine: Organizes various aid programs to assist Ukraine in recovering from social and economic crisis and building a stronger country aligned with Western values. In our work we maintain high moral standards and are accountable for our effort. The UN Refugee Agency: Donations help us save more families forced to flee. By making a donation to UNHCR, […]

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Beit Ruth for Young Women and Girls At Risk

https://www.beitruth.com/ 2 Jericho Plaza, Suite 111 – Wing AJericho, New York 11753 Contact: Arianna De Fellice, Development & Communications Coordinator, (516) 822-0074, info@beitruth.com Beit Ruth is a long-term therapeutic residence and school with a mission to ensure that vulnerable and at-risk girls are given the opportunity to thrive emotionally, socially and academically, thereby breaking the cycle of violence for themselves and future generations of children in Israel. In a safe, structured and loving home environment, Beit Ruth provides the academic and therapeutic resources necessary to enable at-risk girls to re-enter society as caring, educated, independent and empowered young women. Our […]

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Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly

http://www.carie.org Contact: Michele Mathes, Development DIrector, (215) 480-5963, mathes@carie.org CARIE’s mission is to promote the rights, well-being and autonomy of older adults through advocacy, education and action.   We enthusiastically welcome bar/bat mitzvah students who are creative and/or knowledgeable about technology to work with us to develop and provide content for a webpage that would engage young people and introduce them to the experiences of older adults. The page would be part of CARIE’s website (www.carie.org). Some examples of possible webpage content include young people’s stories of older adults in their own lives, interviews with elders in the community, and […]

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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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