MITZVAH DAY NOVEMBER 1st - COMFORT DUFFLE BAGS FOR FOSTER KIDS

mitzvah picMitzvah Day November - when we make 400+ Comfort Duffle Bags for Kids going into Foster Care - is one of Or Ami’s biggest social action events. We assemble duffle bags filled with a stuff animal, a blanket, toiletries, custom pillow case with a hopeful message, a personalized card and school supplies. Foster kids are kids just like you, but who can’t live at home with their moms or dads anymore because sometimes moms and dads have really big problems and can’t take care of their kids.

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Volunteers are needed on Saturday, October 31st at 10am until approximately 2:30pm to help prepare the synagogue for the assembly day, to sort through thousands of items, organizing stations around the synagogue to create an assembly line where 400 “comfort bags” can be put together by dozens and dozens of helpers. On Sunday, November 1st, beginning at 10 am, volunteers assist by running a station (e.g., school supplies, toiletries, books) where congregants will choose from items for a specific age/gender child. After the event volunteers help return the synagogue to its original state.

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Individual and business sponsors are needed to support our social action projects. Your sponsorship underwrites the important efforts necessary to create Mitzvah work like this carnival.

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Mitzvah Day April, Social Action Carnival - Sunday, April 26

mitzvah-dayMitzvah Day April - a Carnival for at-risk youth - is one of Or Ami’s biggest social action events. Hundreds of community members gather to create a joyful atmosphere, bringing children from New Directions for Youth together with children from our community. Many of these kids have never before enjoyed a carnival. The smiles on their faces show the new sense of self-worth they feel. It lets them know that people do care.

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Volunteers are needed run the booths and activities at the carnival, as well as to sponsor booths, food and attractions. Or Ami volunteer adults/families are matched with youth from NDY as they go thru the carnival so that personal relationships can begin to build.

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Individual and business sponsors are needed to support our social action projects. Your sponsorship underwrites the important efforts necessary to create Mitzvah work like this carnival.

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New Directions for Youth, our partner organization, is a social service agency providing counseling, academic tutoring, recreation and mentorship to youth at-risk for substance abuse, gang affiliation, physical and/or sexual abuse, school failure, early pregnancy or juvenile delinquency.

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Brandon's Buddies

The able-bodied youth of our synagogue join with children who have special needs for a fun day of playing, snacking and doing arts/crafts at a local park designed for Special Needs Kids. It is an opportunity to dispel myths about the “disabled” and to discover the unique ability that each of us possesses. Please join us. Contact Helayne Sharon.

Designed by Shane’s Inspiration, a non-profit organization that designs and builds universally accessible playgrounds, Brandon’s Village features playground equipment is over 70% independently playable for children with disabilities and also provides meaningful and stimulating play opportunities for able-bodied children.

For information on Brandon's Village, click here.  

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