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Mitzvah of the Month

If you’d like to suggest an organization for next year, or to participate, please contact Alissa Frankel at afrankel@templebetham.com. 

October: Together We Rise – Most children entering foster care receive just two trash bags for their belongings. Together We Rise provides sweet cases (duffel bags with teddy bears, hygiene kits, and a blanket) as well as birthday boxes (with candy, party supplies, and gift cards) to foster kids. Help local children feel cared about by making a financial contribution throughout the month of October. Every $250 collected will allow us to purchase and put together 10 bags/boxes. Two ways you can participate: 1. Drop your cash donation into the box in the Temple lobby. 2. Donate online at https://www.togetherwerise.org/fundraise/kitsforkids

November: Meals on Wheels – Pie It Forward: Join us and Pie It Forward this fall by supporting Meals on Wheels of the Palm Beaches this Thanksgiving season. Each pie sold for $25 provides a week full of fresh, nutritious meals for a homebound senior, along with wellness checks and visits from a friendly volunteer. And, you get a delicious pie, just in time for Thanksgiving! How you can participate: Visit www.mowpie.org and click on “Buy Pies”. 

December: Back-to-Basics – The Back to Basics Angel Program provides nearly 8,000 needy elementary school students with the basic necessities of NEW sneakers, socks, underwear, and a toy each year during the holiday season. How you can participate: Select a Wish Card (or Wish Cards) with a child’s name, age, and sizes on it from the display in the Temple Beth Am lobby. Tape the child’s Wish Card to the outside of your wrapped gifts to show the child’s information. Return gifts to Temple Beth Am by Friday, December 13.

Christmas Day: MorseLife – On Wednesday, December 25, volunteer to make a resident’s day and also allow MorseLife employees to celebrate the holidays at home with their families. How you can participate: MorseLife is looking for volunteers for the following: to help serve breakfast (7:30am-11:00am); to assist in the cafeteria (10:30am-2:00pm); to help residents get to and from activities (1:30pm-4:30pm); and to help serve dinner (3:30pm-6:00pm). This is a great opportunity appropriate for anyone ages 10 and up. (Children must be accompanied by an adult.) To volunteer, or for more information, contact Alissa Frankel.

January: MLK Day of Service – The Jewish community joined together with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to fight for justice and civil rights. To continue Dr. King’s dream and celebrate our shared commitment to one another, join us for a morning of volunteering. Registration will open in the beginning of January to volunteer at one of the service opportunities throughout the community. How you can participate: Learn more at www.jewishvolunteer.org

February: The Cotton Bottom Diaper Bank – Did you know that 1 out of 3 families in the U.S. struggles to buy diapers and that there are 677,939 children under the age of 3 in Florida? The Cotton Bottom Diaper Bank is the first freestanding diaper bank in Palm Beach and Martin Counties. They provide free diapers, wipes, and potty training kits to low-income families in need through provider partner agencies. How you can participate: Drop off a donation diapers and/or wipes in the Temple lobby collection bin between February 1 and February 27.

Fri, June 5 2020 13 Sivan 5780