SUNDAY, MAY 19TH
10:00 AM-1:00 PM; Breakfast at 8:45 AM
This year’s event is dedicated to the memory of Sandra Luks, Mitzvah Day founder
Join the entire Jewish community to help others. Volunteer just a little of your time and help support various projects around our community. Participate in in the mitzvah of Tikkun Olam “repairing the world”. For more information, or if you have questions about any of the projects, please contact Diane 541-206-7723 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mitzvah Day Projects
Create Blankets for Children in Need
Volunteers will make blankets for Bags of Love. No sewing experience needed! Bags of Love is a Eugene organization which provides comfort items to children who are in crisis.
4th grade and up
Make Caps for Cancer Patients
Volunteers will make caps for individuals undergoing radiation and chemotherapy. We’ll teach you how! The caps will be distributed through the Willamette Valley Cancer Institute. No previous experience is necessary for this project.
4th grade and up
Beautify University Park
Volunteers will weed and mulch the landscape beds in University Park. In addition, we may also paint picnic tables and restrooms.
14 and older
Bake Cookies for the Dining Room
We will be baking large quantities of cookies for serving at The Dining Room, a Food for Lane County program. Adults bakers only. Please note that this project runs until 2:30 PM. A light lunch will be provided.
Help with Lunch Prep at Eugene Service Station
Volunteers will help with lunch food preparation and distribution, table bussing, and general cleanup. Adults only. The Eugene Service Station provides basic needs for homeless adults.
Prepare Meals for People in Need
We will prepare soup and lasagna in the TBI kitchen and freeze them for Jewish people who are in need. Participants should plan to stay until 1:00 PM to help with clean-up.
Maintain Masonic Cemetery
We will be removing invasive species and doing various grounds keeping activities. Participants should be able to do light to heavy gardening and weeding. Bring gardening gloves.
Help with Burrito Brigade (11 AM-1 PM)
Help prepare and wrap burritos as part of the Burrito Brigade for later distribution to people in need who are hungry.
Breakfast Setup (7:30 AM-9:30 AM)
Help prepare and set out the food for the Mitzvah Day continental breakfast
Breakfast CleanUp (10 AM-11 AM)
Help clean up after Mitzvah Day continental breakfast
Other Ways to Help
Projects Before and After Mitzvah Day:
Not available on May 19th? Below are a variety of projects that are available before or after Mitzvah Day
Deliver Flyers for Food Drive –May 15, 1 PM
Volunteers are needed to distribute flyers to notify households about a food drive on Mitzvah Day. Routes provided. Each route should take approximately 1 hour.
Package Meals for Freezer- May 20, 1 PM-2:30 PM
Volunteers will come to the TBI kitchen to portion lasagna and soup prepared on Mitzvah Day into containers to freeze for further use
Deliver Snack Bags to Head Start- week of May 20-24, 8 AM-4 PM
Volunteers will help deliver the snack bags that were assembled on Mitzvah Day to Head Start. A vehicle with ample cargo space will be helpful. Two volunteers needed, who will coordinate schedules to deliver at the same time.
Deliver Food to Womenspace – week of May 20- 24, 9 AM-5 PM
Volunteer will deliver food collected during our Neighborhood Food Drive on Mitzvah Day to Womenspace
Deliver Flower Pots to Good Samaritan Care Center – May 20
Volunteer will deliver painted flower pots to Good Samaritan Care Center.
Deliver Lift Off Baskets to Sponsors, Inc. – week of May 20- 24
Volunteer will deliver 10 laundry baskets filled with items to Sponsors, Inc.
Talmud Torah and PJ Library Projects
Mitzvah Day is not just for adults. Talmud Torah and PJ Library participate too! Students will sign up for projects through Talmud Torah. Some will join projects with adults while others will participate in those listed below, which are exclusively for young people in Talmud Torah and PJ Library
Conduct Neighborhood Food Drive for Womenspace
Students will collect food to from households in the TBI neighborhood. (Neighbors will be notified and will receive a flyer and bag prior to Mitzvah Day)
Paint Flower Pots for Good Samaritan Care Center
Children will paint flower pots and fill them with annual flowers to deliver to residents of Good Samaritan
Maintain the Camas Ridge School Garden
Talmud Torah students will assist with various garden related projects at Camas Ridge School
Make Craft Bags for First Place Family Center
Children will assemble an array of craft supplies into gift bags for children at First Place Family Center
Assemble “Lift Off” Baskets for Sponsors, Inc.
Students will be assembling items to assist women who have been incarcerated transition to a new home
Prepare Snack Bags for Head Start
Students will decorate bags and fill them with healthy snacks. The bags will go to local Head Start students to supplement food on weekends and holidays.
Create Blankets for Children in Need
PJ children and their parents will help make blankets in a designated room just for PJ families. Bags of Love is a Eugene organization which provides comfort items to children who are in crisis.
Thank you to this year’s sponsors!
This year’s partners and sponsors are Temple Beth Israel, TBI Sisterhood, TBI Brotherhood, the Grossman Fund, Back to Roots, Toby’s Family Food and Genesis Organic Juice