Mitzvah Project 2017: Beth El Supports Families Moving Forward
Families Moving Forward, which combined two previous organizations, Genesis Home and Durham Interfaith Hospitality Network, offers a temporary home to families with children in the crisis of homelessness. They create a path to stability, self-sufficiency, and permanent housing through personalized services and ongoing community support.
Last Mitzvah Day we did a sports equipment drive for them, as they requested. This year we’re going to use their Amazon Wish List to help families acquire basic living necessities. https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/?ie=UTF8&cid=A1KOHWM7O1FZX7 The information in parentheses is for purchases from Amazon, but most of these basic items are widely available. There will be a bin in Beth El’s lobby to collect these items. We will deliver them to FMF on Dec. 28th.
Palmolive Ultra Concentrated Dish Liquid – 38 fluid ounce (2 Pack – $15.00)
Glad Tall Kitchen Drawstring Trash Bag – 13 Gallon (90 Count $12.73)
Old Spice High Endurance Deodorant, Pure Sport, 3.0 oz, (5 Piece $8.48)
Dove Anti-Perspirant Deodorant, Sensitive Skin 2.60 oz ($3.60)
Franklin Sports Ball Maintenance Kit: Pump, Needles & Pressure Gauge ($9.00)
Air Jordan Coloring Book: Sneaker Adult Coloring Book ($16.95)
Sneakerhead Coloring book ($17.93)
Learning Resources Pattern Block Activity Pack, 160 Pieces ($22.49)
Learning Resources Wooden Pattern Blocks, Set of 250 ($17.97)
Hefty Plastic Party Cups (Assorted Colors, 16 Ounce, 100 Count ($7.79 )
Clorox Disinfecting Wipes Value Pack, Fresh Scent and Citrus Blend, 225 Count ($9.97)
Sparkle Paper Towels, 24 Giant Plus Paper Towel Rolls, Pick-A-Size, White( $27.49)
This drive is sponsored by Social Action and the Men of Beth El, but we hope to engage participation of the entire Beth El congregation!
THANKS FOR SUPPORTING THIS WONDERFUL ORGANIZATION AND LOCAL PEOPLE IN NEED!
2018 Social Action Events: Please Save these Dates!
- January 7 MLK Day of Service: Make tuna casseroles for Urban Ministries, Winter Clothing Drive, Stuff Backpacks with School Supplies, Book Drive for Book Harvest
- February 24 Social Action Shabbat: Congregation-wide sharing of social action/social justice activities
- March 18-25 Passover Food Drive
- March 25 Durham CROP Hunger Walk
- April 23 Chapel Hill/Carrboro CROP Hunger Walk
- April 8 Seeds Day of Service with MoB