DONATIONS FOR THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE
Items being collected should be brought to the Jewish Community House
during morning office hours, during school hours or when you’re here for a meeting.
SONIA FRANKLIN HELPING HAND FUND
Sisterhood maintains the Sonia Franklin Helping Hand Fund to assist women and families. Funds are utilized to purchase groceries or help with specified urgent needs. All assistance is confidential.
SAMARITAN HOUSE HOMELESS SHELTER FOOD DONATIONS
Hunger knows no season. Regardless of the time of year, please continue to bring your boxed and canned food donations. Anything is welcome at this time. Aim for things with protein, if possible. We’ve delivered many boxes of food. The need continues. Event leftovers welcome.
IT’S A KNITZVAH! CAPS FOR CANCER PATIENTS
When you have the urge to create something and help someone at the same time, you can make caps and head coverings for cancer patients – knitted, crocheted, or sewn. Mija Almeida is coordinating this on behalf of the patients where she works. Please contact her for further information.
BLANKETS FOR TEENAGE MOTHERS AND CHILDREN
When you want to create something larger than a cap – again, knitted, crocheted, or sewn – contact Laine Carter. She’s working with disadvantaged teenaged mothers who need larger blankets for themselves and smaller ones for their children.
PROFESSIONAL ATTIRE FOR LOW INCOME ADULTS
When you lose weight and swear that you’ll never be “that big” again – or when you face facts that you’ll never be “that thin” again – you have clothes clogging your closets that need a new home. Dorcas Place Clothing Collaborative in Providence needs your clean, ready-to-wear, in season, and already-on-hangers professional attire. Information on what to donate may be found at http://www.dorcasplace.org. Click on “programs’ and then on “clothing collaborative”. Your donations will be kept on the coat rack in the JCH kitchen until Rabbi Heath delivers them – probably about once a month.
OUR DAILY BREAD SOUP KITCHEN: YOUR CHANGE – CHANGES LIVES
When you have loose change weighing down your purse, your pocket or your change jar, send it to school with your children or bring it yourself. Our school students collect and donate over $150/year to feed the hungry on our own streets.
Bring your paired second-hand shoes to the JCH and put them in the special box. These shoes are sent to developing countries where they are in demand. At the same time, we receive 50¢ per pound of donated shoes. We collect all useable, paired shoes in bags and boxes – athletic shoes, dress shoes, dress boots, work boots, ballet shoes, slippers, etc. We cannot accept roller skates, ice skates, heavy or winter boots, or ski boots. Contact Marsha Nehiley for more information.