After School - Giving Back

Posted by: Ken Kaus on Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 12:00:00 am

At the "J" Crew afterschool program, we have decided we wanted to do something for our community.  Over the next week, we will be discussing with the kids about community and giving.  As in most cultures, in the Jewish tradition, it is a Mitzvah (commandment) to provide for others.  At the end of this month, Purim, a Jewish holiday is coming up.  During the holiday of Purim, it is a tradition to put together baskets to give to those in need.  This is to ensure that everyone has enough food and supplies. 

Our after school program has decided we would like to do something for our veterans.   We have been in touch with the Department of Veterans Affairs at the Lyons Campus near Basking Ridge and we are asking you to donate the following items that the children can box up and send to the Veterans.

Items needed are listed below.

Please bring the items by Wednesday, February 13. On Thursday, February 14, we will be assembling the packages to be brought to the hospital.

  • Bars of soap
  • Small bottles of shampoo
  • Deodorant - non-aerosol
  • Small tubes of Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Combs
  • Cereal/Snack/Granola bars
  • Candy
  • Small boxes of cereal
  • Small bags of trail mix, peanuts, pretzels

Thank you for your support with this effort.


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