“If I am not for myself, who will be for me? But if I am only for myself, who am I? If not now, when?” Hillel
If you have a mitzvah project that you would like SHJC to participate in, contact Ellen Marcus at email@example.com or 631-421-3224 ext. 12
Some Mitzvah Opportunities for you:
Birthday Bash : collect all supplies needed to make a birthday party including tablecloth, birthday plates and napkins, cups, silverware, complete cake mix, foil baking pan, candles, birthday hats.
Laundry: collect supplies needed to do the laundry including a basket, detergent, stain lifter, rolls of quarters.
SOLES FOR SOULS
Collect pairs of shoes gently worn or new. One Small Step in Woodbury is a collection center. Bring inside and give them the donation.
LONG ISLAND CARES
Food bank at 10 Davids Drive, Hauppauge NY
BRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER
Collects wedding dresses and sells them at low prices to raise money for cancer research.
ADULT SERVICES BUREAU
Collect coats for adults and children who receive services through this agency. (Nirit Holtz works there)
Through Volunteers of America, distributes new backpacks filled with grade-specific school supplies to homeless children.
THE INN (INTERFAITH NUTRITION NETWORK)|
211 Fulton Avenue, Hempstead NY
Serves hungry and homeless, toy drives, new clothing drives, cleaning supplies (mops, sponges etc) kitchen supplies.
M’YAD L’YAD~Helping Hands
Adopt a family
CAN AND BOTTLE RECYCLE
Collect cans and bottles from neighbors and bring to local recycle centers. Use the money for planting trees or other charities.
Volunteering Time and Service
Enabling the elderly to live in their own homes independently. Two of their programs are
Nazi Victim Services Program – works with Holocaust survivors on Long Island.
SHARP – Self Help Alzheimers Resource Program
RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE
Provides housing, comfort and care to seriously ill children and their families.
In NYC call 212-639-0100. They also accepted knitted items.
Helping vulnerable adolescent girls, women and families.
MARY BRENNAN INN at the Interfaith Nutrition Network
211 Fulton Avenue, Hempstead, NY
Volunteer in soup kitchen. Meals may be prepared off premises and reheated on site. firstname.lastname@example.org
BIG BROTHERS/BIG SISTERS
Matches adult volunteers with children who are facing adversity.
GURWIN NURSING FACILITY
Karen Nash (631)462-9800
Volunteer with residents
Volunteer to play games with residents
Give a Mitzvah, Do a Mitzvah
LITTLE LEAGUE CHALLENGER PROGRAMS
Provides opportunities for boys and girls with physical and developmental challenges to enjoy sports participation.
Neela Lockel – 631-940-3749
Provides girls with mentors and programming.
Helps to eliminate drunk driving, prevent underage drinking and assist victims of drunk driving crashes.
SOUPER BOWL SUNDAY
SHJC – Make sandwiches for the needy on Superbowl Sunday – this year it is on February 1.
Serena Kindler, 631-351-8672, Chai Center, Dix Hills
Chaya , 516-320-1222 498 Sweet Hollow Road, Melville
Offers children with special needs support, inclusion and friendship.
Help to honor and empower wounded warriors. Great to attend local event to welcome home heroes
Pet Related Organizations
GUIDE DOG FOUNDATION
NORTH SHORE ANIMAL LEAGUE
Operation Gratitude/California Army National Guard, 17330 Victory Blvd, Van Nuys, CA 91406
Attn: Scarves for troops
Please include a note for the soldier. Contact Kelly at email@example.com with questions.
Sends crocheted or knitted scarves to troops overseas. Scarves should be 5-6 inches wide and 48 inches long. No fringe. Accepted colors are browns, olives, grays, blues, maroon, black. Send to:
PROJECT LINUS www.projectlinus.org
For drop off in Suffolk County, contact Laura at 631-664-1390 or Alex at 631-617-9325.
Create hand made blankets for seriously ill children or those who have been traumatized or in need.
79 Middleville Rd, Northport, NY
Blankets and lap blankets for veterans.
In Nassau County contact Stacey Leveille at 347-553-9160 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Suffolk County contact Nathalie Lilavois at 517-476-2592 email@example.com
Gives blankets to children born HIV+, drug addicted, chronic or terminally ill, traumatized or in foster care.
Mail to Suzanne Fein, P.O. Box 370592, Las Vegas NV 89137
Helmet liners for soldiers. Black or sage green wool, 7 inches from top of cap to bottom row, 21-22 inch circumference.
LETTER TO U.S. WOUNDED SOLDIERS
c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 6900 Georgia Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20307-5001
LONE SOLDIER CENTER
Allen Hecht – firstname.lastname@example.org,
Ilyse Leibowitz – Ilyse310@gmail.com
Assists lone soldiers in the Israeli Army with all their basic needs. Lone Soldiers are soldiers in the IDF with no family in Israel to support them.
SUSAN B. KOMEN
MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER
WALK LIKE MADD
We hope that the energy which was generated today at the Day of Wonder will inspire you to reach out to one of these organizations. In addition, there are websites which will provide many other opportunities and suggestions for volunteering.