November 2016

Please continue to support our community programs during these cold months!!

Ongoing Programs

  • L.Keefe Center:  Hats, mittens, gloves and scarves are needed for children and adults this time of year. There is also an ongoing need for school supplies for children in Hamden. This includes backpacks, crayons, notebooks, pencils, and any other helpful tools for school success. Randy Berns will be coordinating the collections. Contact her at 203-248-0286.
  • Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen: Sign up to help prepare, and serve meals to the homeless in downtown New Haven. You’ll be surprised how rewarding an experience this can be! Please contact Jackie Weiss for more information at 203-265-6744.
  • Fresh Fruit Program: Sign up to deliver 24 pieces of fresh fruit to local women’s and children’s shelters. Still looking for someone to deliver fruit for July. Contact Deborah Wilkenfeld to sign up. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • New Reach (Formerly New Haven Home Recovery): We continue to collect toiletries including feminine hygiene products, diapers and wipes. Please place these items into the box for New Reach. Contact Fran Parness at 203-484-9506.
  • Tower One/Tower East: Volunteers are needed to give their time one day a week, once a month or only one time. There are many different areas to volunteer. Please contact Eta Kaplan at 203-281-3349, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info on the opportunities available.
  • Toiletry Collection for Homeless: We continue to collect toiletries for the Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen. The basket has been filling with your generous donations each week. We still can use small containers of shampoo, lotions, toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc. Many thanks! Contact Jackie Weiss at 203-265-6744
  • Bags for Toiletries: Lois Buslovitz continues to make lovely cloth bags for patrons to use to store their toiletries. If you have any fabric you can donate, please send into the TBS office and Lois will pick up the fabric on Fridays. Thank you to those who have been sending fabric.
  • Knitting Project: Thank you to the knitting volunteers for the many beautiful hats and scarves for the needy in our community!!!! Volunteers are always needed to knit! If you like to knit and want to help out, please contact Helene Meltzer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Place donations in the hallway bins if you are able….if not, make a donation to the Diane Kaplan Social Action Fund. We will do the shopping for you!

Our committee thanks you for your continued support,

Marjorie Drucker, Chairperson: Contact at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 203-248-1046


 

 

September 2016 Mitzvah of the Month: Back To School Supplies for children in Hamden. They will be donated to the M.L .Keefe Center for students to access. This includes backpacks, crayons, notebooks, pencils, and any other helpful tools for school success. Randy will be coordinating the collections. Contact her at 203-248-0286.

  • Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen: Sign up to help prepare, and serve meals to the homeless in downtown New Haven. You’ll be surprised how rewarding an experience this can be! Please contact Jackie for more information at 203-265-6744.
  • Fresh Fruit Program: Sign up to deliver 24 pieces of fresh fruit to local women’s and children’s shelters. Volunteers still needed for next July. Contact Deborah to sign up. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • New Reach (Formerly New Haven Home Recovery): Donations of linens were made to the New Reach as well as toiletries. We continue to be collecting new hand and bath towels, socks and toiletries and any furniture donations. Please place these items into the box for New Reach. Contact Fran at 203-484-9506.
  • Tower One/Tower East: Volunteers are needed to give their time one day a week, once a month or only one time. There are many different areas to volunteer. Please contact Eta at 203-281-3349, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info on the opportunities available.
  • Toiletry Collection for Homeless: We continue to collect toiletries for the Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen. The basket has been filling with your generous donations each week. We still can use small containers of shampoo, lotions, toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc. Many thanks! Contact Jackie at 203-265-6744
  • Bags for Toiletries: Lois continues to make lovely cloth bags for patrons to use to store their toiletries. If you have any fabric you can donate, please send into the TBS office and Lois will pick up the fabric on Fridays. Thank you to those who have been sending fabric.
  • Knitting Project: For many years a group led by Helene has been knitting hats, scarves, and mittens for local area agencies in need. Volunteers are needed to knit! If you like to knit and want to help out, please contact Helene at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Place donations in the hallway bins if you are able….if not, make a donation to the Diane Kaplan Social Action Fund. We will do the shopping for you!

Our committee thanks you for your continued support,

Marjorie, Chairperson: Contact at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 203-248-1046


 


Share the love of reading with a child

On Sept. 20, 2016 learn about volunteering as a reading partner with JCL

“In the lives of the children we serve, having an adult read to them, discuss with them, and solicit their opinions is something which may happen only rarely,” says Beth Kaufman, chair of Jewish Coalition for Literacy (JCL).

JCL’s reading partners share the pleasures of reading; giving public elementary school students needed one-on-one attention. For just one hour a week, the volunteer reads and talks with a student. Volunteers help engage students with words, enriching foundations for thought and imagination.

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