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NCJW’s Community Day of Service

Kicking-Off Our 100th Birthday Celebration!
Monday, January 21, 2013
(Martin Luther King Day)

Join NCJW volunteers as we embark on a COMMUNITY DAY OF SERVICE…
Bring your children, grandchildren, family and friends as we honor our 100 year tradition of tikkun olam.

Please sign-up (or make reservations) by January 16th so that NCJW will be able to fulfill its commitment to these projects and their agencies. You can sign-up online here, call the NCJW office at 214.368.4405 or via email: info@ncjwdallas.org. THANK YOU!

Community Day of Service projects will benefit Jewish Family Service, Metrocare Services, North Texas Food Bank, Our Friends Place, Hope’s Door, and ChildCareGroup

How you can participate…

COLLECT AND DONATE

Collection bins will be available in the lobby area near the NCJW office in the Preston Royal Shopping Center, between January 2 – 16

  • FOOD & PAPER GOODS: coffee, tea, sugar, canned goods, paper towels, toilet paper, paper plates and cups
  • PERSONAL CARE ITEMS: regular-sized shampoo and conditioner, combs, brushes, soap, band-aids, deodorant, feminine products, pocket tissue, toothpaste, toothbrushes, wet wipes
  • BABY ITEMS: baby sheets, disposable diapers (size 4 special request), wet wipes
  • COLD WEATHER ITEMS: new or nearly new, (cleaned) hats, gloves, mittens, coats, scarves, blankets; socks (new only) for all ages
  • CLOTHING & HOUSEHOLD: new or gently worn items for men, women, children and babies; new or nearly new towels
  • EDUCATIONAL SUPPLIES: staplers, staples, crayons, markers, scissors (adult & child), pens, pencils, construction paper, notebook paper, copy paper, books
  • BOOKS & TOYS: new small stuffed animals, puzzles, coloring books, games, dramatic play clothes, books (appropriate for young children through young adult women
  • MONETARY DONATIONS ALSO ACCEPTED AND WELCOMED TO SUPPORT THE COMMUNITY DAY OF SERVICE PROJECTS (can be made online or by calling the office)

 Your donated items will benefit the following agencies:

  • Hope’s Door provides direct intervention and prevention services to Texas families affected by domestic violence in Collin County.
  • Jewish Family Service promotes emotional health and self-sufficiency for anyone in need throughout the Greater Dallas area by providing effective and affordable mental-health and social services.
  • ChildCareGroup provides school-readiness education for little or no cost to low-income families. This is done within the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center as well as in 6 other centers. They, too, are 100 years old.
  • Metrocare Services provides homeless outreach, supportive housing assistance and operates mental health clinics out of The StewPot and other shelters.
  • North Texas Food Bank is nonprofit hunger relief organization that distributes donated, purchased and prepared foods through a network of more than 340 Food Assistance Partners in 13 counties.
  • Our Friends Place provides supervised apartment setting for young women 18-24 who do not have the skills necessary to live independent productive lives. The TLC there stresses the importance of education, career planning, financial literacy, and self-reliance.

VOLUNTEER

  • OUR FRIENDS PLACE – Spend a fun day refreshing and decorating a room or two with paint, bedding, pictures, and more to make the apartment feel “homey” for the young women who will be calling this transitional housing home. How much we accomplish all depends on how many volunteers we have and funds donated. Click here to volunteer.
  • CHILDREN’S CRAFT PROJECT – at the Jewish Community Center –10:00 a.m.-noon; for Our Friends Place. Click here or call the office to volunteer.
  • NORTH TEXAS FOOD BANK various jobs depending on the needs that day – 1:00–3:30 p.m. (age 10 and up). Click here to volunteer.
  • METROCARE SERVICES – prepare “Yes, We Care” bags with personal care items at the Montfort/Beltline location of Blue Mesa Grill. Here are the details, with a bonus for a fun evening. Click here to volunteer.

“TACOS FOR A CAUSE” – Dining is Donating!
Also on January 21st – but in the evening (6:30 p.m.) Click here to participate.

Join us at either location of the BLUE MESA GRILL (Montfort/Belt Line or North Park @ 7700 W. Northwest Hwy) where 20 % of the sales from our group will be donated by Blue Mesa to NCJW! Bring your family and friends. We will celebrate and share our stories from our “Day of Service”. At Montfort/Beltline location, there will be an opportunity to fill the personal care bags for Metrocare. Both locations will have a designated area for NCJW.

START COLLECTING NOW!
As you can see the needs are great and ongoing. As you are shopping and perhaps doing some post-holiday “spring cleaning”, please keep the above needs in mind. Then bring your items by the NCJW drop-off area between January 2  and 16.

Thank you so much!

For additional information, contact the NCJW office via phone: 214-368-4405 or email: info@ncjwdallas.org

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