Children’s Village Project Update

After a long hiatus due to the need to remain socially distant, our Tikkun Olam volunteers joyfully came together last week in person to share in the mitzvah of assembling 240 backpacks for the Children’s Village. Each one was filled with all of the school supplies a child needs to set them up for academic success, including notebooks, pencils and pens, and art supplies. What’s equally important, every backpack was packed with kindness!

Founded in 1851, The Children’s Village works with families to teach and provide for society’s most vulnerable children. Built on the mission that education, work and lifelong relationships are the three keys to a child’s success, The Children’s Village helps youth develop skills and capabilities to enter the workforce successfully, in addition to nurturing lifelong relationships with family, friends and mentors.

The Tikkun Olam Committee would like to thank volunteers Debbie Halperin, Robin Nelson, Fran Urist, Eileen Melniker, Roz Pretzfelder, Susan Warren, Marilyn Ezzes, and Shelly Levine. This mitzvah was only possible because of their generous participation. The Tikkun Olam Committee would also like to thank Jesus and the Temple Emanu-El staff for their assistance in helping organize and facilitate this Mitzvah, which will help provide comfort to children in need so they can feel secure and ready to tackle the academic year.

To learn more about the Tikkun Olam Committee and how you can get involved in upcoming Mitzvah projects, click here.