Tag Archives: mitzvah project

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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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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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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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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Simon’s Mitzvah Project

Simon’s Mitzvah Project with One World Futbols–the world’s most durable soccer ball designed to enable play anywhere and everywhere–for youth in disadvantaged communities. Simon is a soccer fanatic, so when it came time to select a volunteer project he could do for his bar mitzvah, raising unpoppable soccer balls for kids who don’t even have something as simple as a ball, was a natural fit. Through his campaign, Simon was able to raise 59 One World Futbols, and bring play to 1770 kids! Watch the video! Simon is one of many Bar/Bat Mitzvah students that has chosen to start a […]

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Hurricane Harvey: Want to Help?

  You’ve seen the devastation and now it’s time to act.  What a powerful way to show our support to fellow citizens in a time of crisis. The Mitzvah Bowl scoured the internet to find credible resources for Hurricane Harvey donations.  Here are articles with key information and credible causes:  Forbes:  Where, What and How to Donate Contribute to support Hurricane Harvey evacuation housing at URJ Greene Family Camp. American Red Cross Donations of Food, Money and Blood are all sought. Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund What else can you do?  Organize and bake sale or lemonade stand and use the […]

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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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Dog Rescue Mitzvah Project

Justin will have his Bar Mitzvah on June 3, 2017.  For his Mitzvah project, he chose to work with Dog Town Rescue in Colmar, Pennsylvania. Justin has always loved animals, especially dogs. Throughout the years, he would always make his parents take him to pet stores and rescues to be able to play with the dogs and give them some attention. Two and a half years ago he was even able to convince his parents, after months of begging, to get their dog Chester! After going through an orientation at Dog Town Rescue, he was able to volunteer and help with all the […]

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