September 2017 - Give back to our community!
As the back to school season begins, we are collecting school supplies for children in all grades for the ML Keefe Center. Please leave your donations in the newly designed box in the temple lobby.
We also have a new box for toiletry donations. Please continue to donate new and unused small sample- sized shampoo, conditioner, hand cream bottles for shelters and the soup kitchen.
In addition, we are always looking for volunteers for Tower One/Tower East to work with their senior residents.
We have a few new ideas to try this year and you will be learning more about them in the coming months. Thank you for your ongoing support!
The committee wishes you all a happy and healthy New Year!
M.L.Keefe Center: Back to school means back to needing notebooks, pens, pencils, crayons, backpacks and other school supplies. If you can’t purchase items and leave in the box labeled School Supplies near the office, please donate to the Diane Kaplan Social Action Fund and school items will be purchased and dropped off at the Keefe Center for local students. Many thanks. Contact Randi Berns at 203-248-0286.
- New Reach (Formerly New Haven Home Recovery): New Reach would always appreciate any toiletries, diapers and baby wipes, towels pillows, bedding and clothing (including scarves, hats and gloves) for upcoming colder weather. Please place in New Reach box at TBS. They are also looking for home furnishings. They may provide pick-up. Contact Fran Parness at 203-484-9506.
- Toiletry Collection for Homeless: We continue to collect toiletries for many agencies. The basket has been filling with your generous donations each week. We still can use new and unused small containers of shampoo, lotions, toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc. Many thanks! Contact Jackie Weiss at 203-265-6744
- Save-A- Suit: We will continue to collect professional work attire for men and women to donate to Save- a –Suit in the fall. The collection date is to be determined. Andrea Smith will be the liaison for this project.
- 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,