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Mitzvah Day Projects 2015

Following is a list of projects* that have been organized
for Mitzvah Day on November 8, 2015...

Photos by Gary K. Deane

Chemo Angels
Assemble comfort totes for women undergoing chemotherapy
at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Happy Birthday
Create birthday gift boxes for DOROT seniors, many who live alone and don’t have family to celebrate with them.

Sweet Treats
Repackage donated candy into festive treat bags for distribution to several of Emanu-El’s partner organizations. (Once in a while, everyone needs a sweet treat!)

Help Feed the Hungry
Make sandwiches and prepare 300 meal bags for families at
Jan Hus Neighborhood House and other organizations that help New Yorkers.

Winter Wishes
Congregants are invited to help fulfill the holiday “wishes” of 60 low-income families from the Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center. Wishes will be available at Mitzvah Day. Please join us again on Sunday, December 6 at noon for the Gift Wrapping Party.

Milk and Cookies
Bake fresh cookies and package with organic milk boxes for children at the Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center day-care and after-school programs.

Bagel and Bingo Brunch
Emanu-El welcomes seniors from the Carter Burden Center for the Aging for brunch, Bingo and a performance by the Temple Emanu-El Junior Choir.

Future Artists
Help to assemble art supply bags to unleash the power of creativity for underprivileged New York City students. In partnership with Project Art, we will help to place art supplies in the hands of as many children as possible.

Happy Chanukah!
Make the holiday brighter for elderly and low-income Holocaust survivors in partnership with Blue Card so they may share in the joy of the Festival of Lights.

Safety for Seniors
Decorate safety lights for seniors at DOROT and carefully package nonperishable food, water, batteries and other necessary items.

First Aid Kits
Assemble 300 bags of useful items, including soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, socks, deodorant and washcloths for men and women at the Bowery Mission. Help us to improve the lives of the poor and homeless in New York City.

Young Families and Nursery School Projects
Emanu-El’s youngest volunteers will make Chanukah decorations and decorate oven mitts for DOROT seniors.

* List of projects is subject to change

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