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Yom Shabbat, 1 Heshvan 5775

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18th Annual Mitzvah Day

To Life...and Tikkun Olam!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Mitzvah Day online registration is now closed. We still welcome your participation and there are many projects that still need volunteers!
Please arrive at Temple Emanuel between 8:15-8:45 a.m. on Sunday, June 1 to register for a project, or arrive at 10 a.m.
if you plan to participate in Jr. Mitzvah Day or Mitzvah Village Support.
See you Sunday!

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Outdoors: Nature/Gardening/Repairing

1. Bluff Lake Nature Center  FULL
Project:
Gardening, site maintenance, trail work
Location: Eastern edge of the former Stapelton airport, along Sand Creek.
Minimum Age: 8

 

2. Ekar Farm and Community Gardens FULL
Project:
Prepare ground and transplant vegetables to produce food for JFS Weinberg Food Pantry.
Location: Ekar at Denver Academy of Torah, 6825 east Alameda, Denver
Minimum Age:

 

3. Four Mile Historic Park
Project:
 General spring cleaning & gardening.
Location: 715 South Forest St., Denver
Minimum Age: 12 

 

4. Temple Emanuel FULL
Project:
 Build and plant a new vegetable garden.
Location: Temple Emanuel
Minimum Age:

 

5. Jewish Family Service Group Home FULL
Project: Spring clean-up of grounds including planting and getting flower beds ready for planting.
Location: 2310 S. Holly, Denver
Minimum Age:

 

6. Denver Children's Home
Project:
 Gardening
Location: 1501 Albion St. Denver
Minimum Age: 18

 


Indoors: At Temple Emanuel

7. Shwayder Camp
Project: 
Help organize and archive the camp's memorabilia.

 

8. Temple Emanuel Sanctuary Seats FULL
Project: Minor woodwork & seat repairs in sanctuary.
Minimum Age: adults only 

 

9. Jewish Family Service  FULL
Project:
 Sort and pack donated hygiene items.
Minimum Age: 12 

 

10. Project Linus: 
Project:Cut fleece & knot ends to create polar fleece blankets for kids in crisis.
Minimum Age:

 

11. Judi's House Nourishment Program FULL

Project: Prepare meal for 40-50 children and adults who are affected by a family member's loss due to cancer.
Minimum Age: 13

 

12. Jewish Family Service
Project: Bag pasta and ingredients to prepare Spanish pasta packets to donate to JFS.
Minimum Age: 13

 

13. Delores Project FULL
Project: Prepare food for an evening shelter for homeless women.
Minimum Age: 13

 

14. The Denver Peanut Butter Plan  FULL
Project: Make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the homeless in Denver.
Minimum Age: 8

 

Indoors: Off-Site Projects

15. Clothes to Kids
Project:
Sort, tag, and restock store for low-income children.
Location:
2890 S. Colorado Blvd. #15P, Denver
Minimum Age:
10

 

16. Allied Jewish Apartments
Project:
Help residents with small projects in their apartments like hanging pictures, moving furniture, etc.
Location:
22 South Adams Street, Denver
Minimum Age:
13

 

17. Denver Health Newborns in Need FULL
Project:
Hospital tour, assemble warm welcome bags for new babies and stuff activity bags for kids in the emergency department.
Location:
Denver Health, 8th & Bannock
Minimum Age:
8

 

18. Senior Housing Options  FULL
Project:
Engage with the residents by playing games, making birthday cards, and socializing.
Location:
The Barth Hotel, 1514 17th Street, Denver
Minimum Age:
10

 

19. Shalom Park
Project:
Spring cleaning and visit with residents.
Location:
Parker Road and Belleview
Minimum Age:
13


20. Food Bank of the Rockies  FULL
Project:
 Volunteers will work as an assembline filling boxes with food for needy recipients.
Location: 10700 E. 45th Ave. Denver, CO 80239
Minimum Age: 10 

 

21. VA Hospital  FULL
Project: Visit the people at the hospital and in the nursing home.
Location: VA Hospital, 9th & Clermont
Minimum Age: 18

 

22. Children's Hospital
Project: Host a craft party for the enjoyment of our patients and their families.
Location: 13123 E 16th Ave. Aurora 80045
Minimum Age: 13

 

23. Jewish Family Service Weinberg Food Pantry
Project: Sort product in the garage; wash bins, shelving and tables; Clean regrigerators; pack meal bags; stock shelves; break down boxes and containers after sorting.
Location: 3201 Tamarac Drive, Denver
Minimum Age: 12

 


 

 

 

 

 

 


24. Jr. Mitzvah Day

Young children (ages 3-10), along with their parents, stay at Temple for Tzedakah projects for the whole family. Have fun with cooking, painting, creating birthday boxes and a while lot more! Go from project to project based on your child's interests (and attention span!). These projects benefit a wide variety of agencies.

 


 

25. Mitzvah Village Support

If you are an adult and would like to work on a variety of projects at Temple instead of just one, sign up for this project and help in the Mitzvah Village Support area. Projects include scooping and measuring beans for Ronald McDonald House and decorating baseball caps for Denver Urban Ministries. There may be other projects that need your help too. This project begins at 10 a.m.

 


 

We encourage every participant to make a donation of one or more of the following:

-Canned and non-perishable foods for Jewish Family Service's Weinberg Food Pantry
-New underwear and socks for kids 5-18 years old to support Clothes for Kids
-Toiletries: Full-sized hygiene items: shampoo, conditioner, soap, and deodorant for Jewish Family Service
-Empty large shoe boxes for Jr. Mitzvah Day projects
-Cake mix & icing for Jr. Mitzvah's birthday boxes
-Lightly used or new children's books: preschool through middle school level

We have drop-off bins in each foyer - bring these items leading up to and on Mitzvah Day.